How to make it

  • In an electric mixer bowl, mix together peanut butter, flour, powdered sugar and butter, until it forms a dough and sides of bowl are clean.
  • Get a small cookie sheet and line with wax paper. Quickly roll a rounded teaspoon of dough in the palm of your hands and place on cookie sheet. (A melon baller tool is great in keeping the balls a uniform size. A pair of pharmacy grade latex gloves are handy for keeping your hands clean.) Chill in refrigerator 15-25 minutes, until dough balls firm up.
  • To melt the chocolate chips
  • Use a metal or glass bowl that fits snug over a small pan, but where the bottom of the bowl will not touch the water in the pan.
  • Bring one cup of water to a simmer in a small pan, do not let the water boil. You need the low heat to melt the chocolate, not the steam. Put the chocolate chips and shortening in bowl and place over pan. It will take 1-2 minutes to fully melt the chips, so do not walk away.
  • When you see the chips starting to melt, get a spatula and gently stir the chocolate. Do not over stir, just move the chips around to help them melt. When you see there's just a few chips left, turn off heat. Go get the peanut butter balls.
  • Using the same pan, push all the balls to one side and make room for chocolate dipped balls. With a fork or dipping tool, place one ball in melted chocolate and quickly coat evenly. Lift up ball and gently shake extra chocolate off. Flip coated ball back onto sheet pan. Get another dough ball and repeat steps. Chill in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes, until chocolate coating sets, then they're ready to eat.
  • If you're making them ahead of time, up to three days ahead, move to an airtight container after the chocolate coating sets and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
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  • tk2006 8 years ago
    I have been looking for this recipe long time. Thank you!
    Merry Christmas!
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  • jillatsimpledailyrecipes 10 years ago
    Thank you Michael! These are a family fav around my house, with or without a party.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Great post Jill these are my kind of chocolate treat.
    I know these would be a smash hit with my party guest.
    Thank you
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  • jillatsimpledailyrecipes 10 years ago
    Cool! A couple of years ago, I made tons of them for Valentines & sold 'em off to teachers at my son's school. I made a nice bit of change. They were a HUGE HIT!
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  • jeffsgirl 10 years ago
    I used to make these for Christmas years ago. I had some friends that always requested I make them for them. I have'nt made them in years. I think I am going to now since you brought back that memory.Thanks.
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