Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mom's Peanut Butter Balls

so i know there are about a bazillion recipes out there for homemade "peanut butter cups" or peanut butter bars or peanut butter balls, but you know what? i even posted earlier this year, right here.

but this recipe trumps them all. and for two great reasons. one...it's my mom's recipe and two, the butter. i'm talking paula dean amounts of butter. like, you can really only eat these once a year (or twice like we do) because just one is guaranteed to make you gain 5 pounds. but they are so worth it.

you know why else my recipe is better ( like the first two weren't good enough. ha!) they are so easy to make. all you do is cream peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar together and dip them in chocolate and woilah! you've got melt in your mouth (and head straight to your ass!) amazingly delicious chocolate covered peanut butter balls.

 they might not be the prettiest recipe on earth, but i guaranteed they're the yummiest!!!

we make a double batch of these bad boys for thanksgiving and they last us through till christmas. and yes, you need a double batch. they're that good.

your welcome.

Mom's Peanut Butter Balls
**This recipe is doubled already

2 c creamy peanut butter
2 c butter, room temperature
5 1/2 c powdered sugar
64 oz (6 bags) milk chocolate chips (i get crazy and make white chocolate too)

cream together the butter and peanut butter. add powdered sugar, one cup at a time.

stick the mixture in the freezer for about 30 minutes to harden up. remove from freezer and scoop into balls (about 1 tbsp each). a melon baller works great for this!

stick back in the freezer.

over a double boiler, melt chocolate chips. a little tip on making the melted chocolate a little thinner for dipping...add about a tbsp of canola oil to the chocolate chips and this will make the chocolate thinner and easier for dipping.

put chocolate covered peanut butter balls back in the freezer till they've harden. Store in a sealed container in your freezer.

when ready to eat, remove from the freezer about 15-20 minutes before hand to soften up slightly.

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