EVERY DAY: AN EASY – FAST – AND CHEAP – RECIPE THAT SUITS EVERYONE
Peanut Butter Balls, also known as peanut butter truffles, are easy no-bake sweet treats with a hard chocolate shell and your favorite decorations.
Made with an electric mixer with a few simple ingredients, these are satisfying sweet treats to look forward to after dinner, or for an afternoon pick-me-up.
PEANUT BUTTER BALLS
Ingredients for 4 people: 1/2 cup butter – 3/4 cup peanut butter – 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1/8 teaspoon salt – 3 cups sugar – 3 chocolate bars – 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
In a large mixing bowl, beat the filling ingredients, starting with the butter, until it’s light and fluffy. Then, beat in the peanut butter until the mixture is uniform. Add the vanilla extract, salt, and powdered sugar and continue mixing until you have a well-combined, soft, and crumbly dough.
Form the dough into 1-inch balls and arrange them on the prepared baking sheet.
Cover the balls on the baking sheet and chill in the fridge for an hour, or up to overnight.
Before taking the balls out of the fridge, prepare the chocolate dip by melting baking chocolate and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a microwave-safe bowl or with a double boiler.
Use a skewer to dunk each peanut butter ball into the chocolate mixture, turning to coat the entire surface.
Top each ball with sprinkles or other decorations before the chocolate hardens.
Return the balls to the fridge for half an hour, or until the chocolate is fully cooled and hardened.
Once they’re cool, serve the peanut butter balls on a tray, and enjoy!
To make the chocolate coating for your peanut butter bites, you’ll need high-quality chocolate and a bit of vegetable oil. The oil adds shine and smoothness to the chocolate coating.
You can melt the chocolate in the microwave in 20-second intervals. Stir the melting chocolate between each interval to prevent burning. When the chocolate is 75% melted, remove it from the microwave.
It will continue melting after removing it from the heat. Let this mixture stand for about 5 minutes on the counter to thicken up a bit before dipping.
Storing Peanut Butter Balls
You can keep the unrolled dough fresh in the fridge for several days before using it. Make sure it’s tightly wrapped for freshness.
You can also store finished and chocolate-coated peanut butter balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or on the counter for 2 days (warm weather will melt them though).
Enjoy your meal!