I know that my fellow CC'ers have a great Peanut Butter Ball recipe in their collection. My future daughter-in-law says they are her favorite and I would like to make some for her for an early Christmas celebration. My oldest son will be deploying to Iraq before Christmas so we are celebrating early. Although it will be a short deployment, please keep him and all of our troops in your prayers.
I second that! I remember them from when I was a little girl, and have wanted them again so bad.
Here's my recipe for peanut butter balls:
2cups peanut butter
1 lb. powered sugar
1 cup softened butter
6 blocks chocolate almond bark
Mix: peanut butter, sugar, and butter until well blended & smooth. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place balls on wax paper & chill @ least 1 hour.
Melt chocolate in glass microwave-safe bowl or in double boiler until smooth. Dip balls into melted choc. with a skewer until completely coated.
Set on wax paper until hardened.
Store in refrigerator. Will keep in freezer for about 3 months.
I also have a great recipe for almond joy chocolate balls (courtesy of Paula Deen).
2 (16oz) boxes powered sugar
1/2 butter (softened)
1 (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp pure almond extract
14oz pk. shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups nuts
12oz. semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 bar paraffin
*I usually use choc. almond bark & not the choc. chips & paraffin
Cream butter & sugar in bowl; add milk. Stir in extract, coconut, & nuts; mix well. Roll candy into 1 inch balls. Place on wax paper & refrigerate @ least 3 hrs.
Melt choc. & paraffin on top double broiler. Remove from heat but allow choc. to remain over hot water. Dip ea. ball into choc with a skewer & place on wax paper until set.