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Monday, January 27, 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls/Bars

Hi everyone!

I've been making these ever since I was a little kid sticking my fingers in the dough for a taste. They are super simple, and the hardest part is rolling them into balls and dipping them (not hard, just time consuming), but you can also skip that and make them into squares instead. These are super delicious and definitely top a Reese cup, and these would be great to make with kids too, if you need the helpful hands for rolling! This recipe can also be scaled up or down to make a larger or smaller batch very easily. Let's get started!

Ingredients for the dough- put it all in a bowl, and mix well.
Your finished PB mixture
The finished bars with chocolate on top- delish!

Peanut Butter Balls/Bars
-1 pound peanut butter
-1/3 pound butter, softened
-1 pound confectioner's sugar
-1 scant cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
-1 scant cup milk chocolate chips
-1 tablespoon paraffin wax
Mix together peanut butter, butter, and confectioner's sugar. You can try using a spoon or fork, but I have only ever been able to get results by mixing with my hands (wash first!).
Roll peanut butter mixture into 3/4 inch (approx.) balls. Chill.
Melt chocolates and paraffin together, either over a double boiler, or in 30 second increments in the microwave, stirring well.
-Either dip peanut butter balls in chocolate and lay on baking sheets, chill, then store in a tin, or
-Press peanut butter mixture into greased and/or parchment lined pan (size is your choice, depending on the thickness you like), then pour chocolate mixture over top. Chill, and break into pieces.

Finished chocolate peanut butter bar pieces

Savor it!
love, rue

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