Saturday, July 5, 2008

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

While not the healthiest treat out there, this is by far one of the yummiest!! This is a great treat in the summer as it requires no oven. I have heard these referred to as Buckeyes as well. They are very similar to Recess Peanut Butter Cups, but much smoother, and quite frankly better! I use to be addicted to Recess until I made these, now I don't even like Recess!

8 oz softened cream cheese
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups peanut butter
4 cups powdered sugar
melted chocolate
I mix all the ingredients together in my Kitchen Aid Mixer(except chocolate) Then shape into balls and refrigerate for several hours.
For melted chocolate, I put 1-2 cups of chocolate chips in microwave bowl for intervals of 30 seconds stirring in between. Like many recipes, the secret here is the timing. If you over melt, it will become thick and unworkable. Wait until they are just starting to melt but still have a little shape, then take out and stir until smooth. Now it is ready to work with! I find it takes about 3-4 cups of chips to coat all of the balls, but I only work with 1-2 cups at a time as it may thicken if you take to long!
Dip each ball in chocolate and enjoy! Store refrigerated.


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