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FREE !! FREE Dessert Recipe for Homemade Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter and Powdered Sugar Balls

Updated on January 12, 2017
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls on Cookie Sheet
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls on Cookie Sheet | Source

FREE !! FREE Homemade Dessert Recipe for Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

Have you ever made a dessert that people actually ate and came back asking for more and for the recipe? Well, this recipe is the one that does that. Each time these have been made, there are none left and people are asking for the recipe. This is an easy recipe which each delicious morsel is made ball by ball, with candy and candy covering each other.

The Ingredients

The ingredients are very simple also. These include 40 oz of peanut butter, ½ pound of butter, 2 lbs of confectioner’s powdered sugar and about a table spoon of vanilla for the main makings of the peanut ball. The covering is from 24 oz of almond bark chocolate flavored coating. This is a very easy recipe that makes about 100 eye-popping, tempting, sweet desserts.

Ingredients | Source

The Preparation

The ½ pound of butter is melted in the microwave first in a large glass bowl. Then the 40 oz of peanut butter is put into the large bowl and then placed into the microwave just long enough to warm the peanut butter. If the peanut butter is not warm, the mixture is very hard to work. After the peanut butter and butter mixture is warm, add the tablespoon of vanilla, and start adding the powdered sugar slowly, while mixing, until the dough mixture is to the point that it can be rolled into a ball. (Note: All of the 2 lb of powdered sugar will not be used in the mixture) At this point, put some powdered sugar into another bowl and then start rolling the dough mixture into balls about the size of an English Walnut. Roll ball by ball and start putting the balls into the straight powdered sugar to coat the outside of the ball dough mixture. After coating the ball in powdered sugar, place balls on a cookie sheet that waxed paper or parchment paper have been placed to line the trays. The trays are then placed into the freezer to freeze the balls.

Uncoated Peanut Butter Balls Ready for Freezer

Uncoated Peanut Butter Balls
Uncoated Peanut Butter Balls | Source

The Chocolate Coating Process

The Chocolate Coating Process requires some practice and some tricks. The Almond Bark Chocolate needs a double boiler to be melted. It helps to take a ring from a canning jar and place it in the middle of the bottom pan where the water is so that the top boiler pan is flat and not close to the heat. ( NOTE: FROM EXPERIENCE!!! DO NOT ADD BUTTER OR WATER TO THE ALMOND BARK CHOCOLATE!! ) Put water in the bottom pan, with the ring, barely covering the ring and bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat. Place the top pan in the bottom pan then add some chocolate. It is good to start with small chunks of chocolate, then slowly add pieces as the first one melts. To thin the chocolate, add shortening, like Crisco. The chocolate should be ready when the chocolate will coat the spoon very evenly and smoothly. The peanut butter balls have to be quickly placed into the melted chocolate coating, turned and coated then placed on the cookie sheet. Note: The peanut butter balls will melt if left in the hot melted chocolate for an extended period of time. After the cookie sheet has been filled, it can be then be placed in a cool place.

Canning Ring in Bottom Pan
Canning Ring in Bottom Pan | Source
The Melted Chocolate Coating the Spoon.  This is the Time to Coat the Balls
The Melted Chocolate Coating the Spoon. This is the Time to Coat the Balls | Source

When to Serve the Dessert

Anytime is great for this dessert! Kids as well as adults love these Peanut Butter Balls. This dessert can be used for all functions, such as get-togethers, tail-gating, parties, holiday gifts, holidays, super bowl, festivals, birthdays or other occasions. This recipe makes about 100 desert balls and this is a great cheap holiday dessert. Have fun and see the reaction and the raves afterward. Note: The better quality ingredients do yield better quality product. The brands that were used here makes a fantastic tasting dessert, for sure.


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      LAURENS WRIGHT 5 years ago

      Thank you Infomania, for your comments. Every time I have made these, they always get compliments. Plain and simple, they are good! I am glad that yours came out great. Thank you again.

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      Infomania 5 years ago

      I made these. They are good. Thanks for sharing. YUM YUM

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      LAURENS WRIGHT 6 years ago

      With the melted chocolate left over, I add honey-roasted peanuts, dried cranberries and raisins and then stir this all together. After all this is coated, it is poured out on waxed paper and put into the freezer. This is a great treat, snack or a great energy bar.

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      LAURENS WRIGHT 6 years ago

      Meadowly, Thank you for your comment. The peanut butter balls will take care of the left-over peanut butter and believe me, they will not be any left. People love these things! Thank you again!

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      meadowly 6 years ago

      I have an unopened jar of peanut butter and was wondering what to do with it..(everyone's done with eating peanut butter sandwiches).Thanks for sharing the recipe...