The last weekend before Christmas is so hectic! If’ you’re behind in making Christmas / Holiday treats, try this easy candy recipe. This is a great one for children to help with ( if you can keep their little hands clean ). The biggest drawback is they always want to lick the peanut butter dough off their fingers!
They’re really quite good so think about making a double batch…they keep quite well in the freezer.
Putting a few in a plastic bag tied with ribbon makes a great stocking stuffer, too. I heard a rumor these are Santa’s favorites!
You will need:
Cookie sheet/ tray
Disposable plastic gloves ( optional )
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter ( We use Jif )
1/4 cup softened butter or margarine
3/4 tsp vanilla
1- 1/2 cups powdered sugar
10 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips ( substitute white or regular chocolate)
Mix peanut butter, margarine, sugar and vanilla in bowl. Use your hands and knead like bread dough until mixture is smooth and well blended.
Line cookie sheet or tray with wax paper.
Roll small amounts of mixture in hands to make balls ( about half inch size ) and place on cookie sheet or tray. Place tray in freezer for minimum one hour.
Melt chocolate in microwave. Use 15-20 second increments and stir in-between melting.
Use a melon baller, rounded teaspoon, or my favorite…a toothpick, to dip each ball in chocolate. You might need to reheat chocolate once or twice during the process.
Place each ball back on tray and refreeze. Once hardened they’re ready. Store in airtight container or freezer bag in freezer.