20 Days of Christmas Cookies/Treats. Days 15 Peanut Butter Balls.

peanut butter balls

Hi, everyone!  I hope that everyone is getting their last minute Christmas shopping and baking finished up!  I have been enjoying some time helping in my son’s class room and on his field trip this week and in between I am finishing up my baking.  I have two types of cookies left to bake and a one new candy I want to try.  So, I am very close to being done!  Is it just me or has December gone so fast this year? 

Today I am sharing another family favorite of ours, Peanut Butter Balls.  If you love peanut butter, then these are a must try!  This recipe actually made a lot of balls, I had around 6 dozen. 

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Peanut Butter Balls
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 4 cups (24 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup plus 1 teaspoon shortening, divided
  • ⅓ cup white baking chips
  • Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until blended; gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth.
  2. Stir in cereal. Shape into 1-in. balls. Refrigerate until chilled.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and ¼ cup shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls into chocolate; allow excess to drip off.
  4. Place on a waxed paper-lined pan. Let stand until set.
  5. In a microwave, melt white baking chips and remaining shortening.
  6. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over candies. Refrigerate until set.

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