Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Yes, it’s chocolate week on SPC and as Laura mentioned the other day, we’re loving the mini vacation from health food. Like most right-thinking people, chocolate is my favourite indulgence and one I have to fight with on a daily basis. Ben buys chocolate every week. And not just any old candy bar – he brings home the good stuff. It sits there in the cupboard, calling to me when I’m on the couch binge-watching Girls and I mostly resist it. But this week I’m giving in.

I wanted to make something that wouldn’t involve baking and that would result in the smallest possible treat. Which kind of backfired on me as these are really easy to make (danger #1) and easy to eat in large quantities (danger #2). But they’re also really cute and end up looking pretty professional with just a bit of care. And they’re insanely yummy! They’re like fancy-ish Reece’s Pieces. You could absolutely use pea butter or Wow Butter if you wanted to make these nut free. 

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photos by Maya Visnyei 

Just be sure that you freeze your peanut butter balls until they’re really cold and hard before dipping them into the melted chocolate and you’ll be off to the races! Let us know if you give these a try – we love hearing from you.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Ingredients

  • (makes 25 to 30 balls)
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  • 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 8 oz chocolate, chopped (or chocolate chips)

Method

In a bowl, mix peanut butter, sugar and butter together until they form a dough.

Scoop it out and form a ball,  cover in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 15 minutes. 

Using your hands, pinch off a small bit of dough and roll into 1 inch balls.

If the dough gets too sticky as you're working just pop it back in the fridge for a few minutes.

Place the balls on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Place the baking sheet in the freezer for at least half an hour to chill.

You want them very cold and firm.

 

Melt the chocolate very gently using a double boiler

Pour the chocolate into a shallow bowl.

Using a toothpick, pick up each ball, dip it into the chocolate and then let excess drip off.

Place the chocolate dipped ball onto a clean parchment lined baking sheet.

You may need to use a fork to gently get the ball off of the toothpick.

You can leave them plain or sprinkle a pinch of sea salt of finely chopped nuts on top - do it quickly before the chocolate firms up

Refrigerate until you serve.

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4 Comments

  1. Ceri
    February 13, 10:56 Reply

    They’re SO yummy! Let us know if you make them, okay? And thanks for stopping by!

  2. Jess
    February 14, 13:45 Reply

    My grandma and I used to always make these together! She would roll them in coconut after, yum!

  3. andree.lachance
    February 15, 09:27 Reply

    Love these, my friend and I add puffed rice to them(glutten or not there deliscious)

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