Cherry Peanut Butter Balls

READY IN: 10mins
PaulaG
Recipe by Mom2Rose

Source: Taste of Home

Top Review by PaulaG

DH problem said it best, they are addictive. I made half a recipe of the peanut butter/sugar mixture and had enough for over 20 cherries. I used chocolate chips that I tempered in the microwave and eliminating the need for the shortening. These will be a hit at Christmas time. Made for Aussie Swap.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and vanilla; mix well.
  2. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Pat cherries dry with paper towel.
  5. Dust hands with additional confectioners' sugar.
  6. Wrap each cherry with a rounded tablespoon full of peanut butter mixture; shape into a ball (Peanut butter mixture may need to be refrigerated occasionally while rolling cherries.).
  7. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  8. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth.
  9. Dip peanut butter balls in chocolate; place on waxed paper.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until set.

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