Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls / #peanutbutter

Did you know that it is National Peanut Butter Day? I just found out last week, and because I am a huge Peanut Butter fan, I definitely wanted to celebrate with some of these Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls! If you have ever had Buckeyes, you will see that this recipe is a buckeye with a twist. The twist is that I included 1-2 mini peanut butter cup candies in the middle of the peanut butter balls. The mini peanut butter cups from Trader Joe's work perfect for this! If you haven't tried these yet, you will love them. They are smaller than I have found anywhere else. And, because I think you can never have too much chocolate, I dipped the entire peanut butter ball into milk chocolate, and topped some of them with crushed peanuts. 
I am celebrating National Peanut Butter Day with some blogger friends, and you can find their recipes listed at the bottom of this page! 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
(Makes 20)
(printable recipe at end of page)

1 1/4 cup Confectioner's Sugar, sifted
1/2 cup Hydrogenated Peanut Butter
3 tablespoons unsalted Butter, softened
20-40 Mini Peanut Butter Cups
6-10 ounces of Milk Chocolate
1/4 cup chopped Peanuts


Add the confectioner's sugar, peanut butter, and butter to a mixing bowl. Mix together on medium until completely incorporated.
Place a piece of wax paper on the bottom of the pan you want to put the peanut butter balls in. Make sure it can go in the freezer  because it will have to go into the freezer once completed. Use a 1/2 tablespoon scoop to make peanut butter balls. Place in the pan and flatten. Place 1 or 2 mini peanut butter cups on top of the flattened peanut butter ball. Roll each one in to a ball. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
Chop peanuts in food processor. They should be chopped small so they can sit on top of the peanut butter balls.
Chop the milk chocolate into small pieces, and melt in a double boiler over very low heat. 
Dip the peanut butter balls in the melted chocolate, one at a time. I didn't worry about making the dipped chocolate look perfect. I'm serving these at a football party, and I like the rustic look of these. The little pockets of extra chocolate are fun! Sprinkle some or all of the tops with peanuts, depending on your preference. Place them back in the pan and return each one to the freezer.
Enjoy these Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls quickly, as they will not last long!

Check out more fun and tasty #peanutbutter recipes right here:


Peanut Butter Day Recipes

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

ingredients:

1 1/4 cup Confectioner's Sugar, sifted
1/2 cup Hydrogenated Peanut Butter
3 tablespoons unsalted Butter, softened
20-40 Mini Peanut Butter Cups
6-10 ounces of Milk Chocolate
1/4 cup chopped Peanuts

instructions:


  1. Add the confectioner's sugar, peanut butter, and butter to a mixing bowl. Mix together on medium until completely incorporated.
  2. Place a piece of wax paper on the bottom of the pan you want to put the peanut butter balls in. Make sure it can go in the freezer  because it will have to go into the freezer for once completed. Use a 1/2 tablespoon scoop to make peanut butter balls. Place in the pan and flatten. Place 1 or 2 mini peanut butter cups on top of the peanut butter ball. Roll each one in to a ball. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  3. Chop peanuts in food processor. They should be chopped small so they can sit on top of the peanut butter balls.
  4. Chop the milk chocolate into small pieces, and melt in a double boiler over very low heat. 
  5. Dip the peanut butter balls in the melted chocolate, one at a time. I didn't worry about making the dipped chocolate look perfect. I'm serving these at a football party, and I like the rustic look of these. The little pockets of extra chocolate are fun! Sprinkle some or all of the tops with peanuts, depending on your preference. Place them back in the pan and return each one to the freezer.
  6. Enjoy these Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls quickly, as they will not last!
  7.  http://www.thefreshmancook.com/2018/01/chocolate-peanut-butter-balls.html
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9 comments:

  1. I love that these peanut butter balls have peanut butter cups inside. YUM

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  2. Peanut butter cups inside of peanut butter balls? No way!!! Resistance is futile!!!

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  3. My mom makes these for Christmas every year. They're SOOO good!

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  4. Oooh, my husband would love these! These might be a good Valentine's Day treat!

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  5. I love making homemade candy. These are going on my keeper list!

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  6. I have never had a buckeye, and for a long time had no idea what they are! These sound delicious, and I love the mini peanut butter cups in the middle.

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  8. SUPER FUN!
    My childhood friend's mom would make buckeyes and she was always the most popular kid in school the days some showed up in her lunchbox!

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