This is a great no-bake recipe for Christmas. Make these with your kiddos for teacher gifts! You can make the peanut butter balls a day ahead of time before dipping in chocolate if you need to.
Course: dessert, gift
Author: Two Lucky Spoons
½cupcrunchy peanut butteror almond butter
1oz– 12 . bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, peanut butter, and 3 tablespoons butter until very well combined. Shape the mixture into 1 – inch size balls and place on a wax paper lined tray. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of butter over a double boiler or in a microwave safe bowl. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate, shake off the excess, and return to the wax paper to harden. Repeat with the remaining balls. Store in an airtight container. Makes 2 dozen
Tip: Make your own double boiler by placing a glass or metal bowl on top of saucepan with 2 inches of water in the bottom. Heat the water until just boiling to create the gentle heat of a double boiler, but don’t let the water touch the bottom of the bowl.