These delicious peanut butter candies are sure to be my downfall this Christmas season. I made enough to share, and now I am snowed in, and they are disappearing fast, if you know what I mean. If you would like to try them, you will have to make your own.
- 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 6 Tablespoons margarine
- semi-sweet chocolate chips
- parchment paper
Shape the mixture into 1 inch balls (you may want to butter up your hands so they don't stick) and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Let balls stand for 20 minutes until dry, or better yet, put the whole tray in the freezer if there is room.
Melt the chocolate you will use for dipping. I tried a make-shift "double boiler" approach:
But it isn't necessary. If you are doing this with your kids, just pop a glass bowl of chocolate chips in the microwave, and call it good. That way they aren't standing over hot steam.
Dip the balls into the chocolate to coat. I used a metal skewer at first, and then gave that up and just dropped them in and fished them out with a spoon. Whatever works for you, go for it.
Let the excess chocolate drip off, and place the chocolate covered ball back on the parchment paper.