A friend of mine is throwing a Valentines party this Saturday and I offered to make and bring an assortment of homemade candies. I’m not sure what prompted me to do this since I have very little candy making experience but I figured I could come up with some tasty treats. My first idea was peanut butter balls. I have made them before (although only sloppy versions that never leave my house) and my boyfriend loves them. They’re pretty much homemade Reese’s so I’m banking on the fact that most people REALLY like Reese’s so they should like these too.
- 2 cups Creamy Peanut Butter
- 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 9 oz Semisweet Chocolate
- 2 Tbsp shortening
To make these first microwave the peanut butter for about one minute.
Next gradually add and mix powdered sugar.
Once thoroughly mixed refrigerate for at least half an hour and then roll into small balls. Lay the candies on a wax paper lined tray and freeze for another hour. In the meantime melt chocolate and shortening in a double boiler. When the peanut butter hardens use a fork or candy stick to dip the peanut butter into chocolate.
You will need to work quickly because the peanut butter tends to melt. I left the top exposed so people would know what kind of candy it is (since I’m making a variety).