No Bake Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
1-18 oz. jar of smooth or chunky peanut buter - I prefer smooth
1 - 16 oz. bag of confectioners sugar
1/4 c. butter, melted
chocolate almond bark
chocolate candy melts
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips & 2 tsp. shortening
In a large bowl, stir together the peanut butter, confectioners sugar
and melted butter until the mixture is crumbly. For the next step, the
best way that I've found to make a smooth filling is to use your hands
to mix everything together.
Line a baking sheet with foil. Roll
the peanut butter filling into 1 inch balls and line the baking sheet
with rows of the balls. Set the baking sheet in the freezer for 5-7
minutes to chill the peanut butter balls for easier dipping.
While the peanut butter balls are chilling, melt the chocolate in the
microwave in a microwave safe bowl that is deep enough for dipping. I
melted 6 blocks of chocolate almond bark at a time, stirring at 45
second intervals until smooth.
Remove the baking sheet from the
freezer. Insert a toothpick or wooden skewer into a peanut butter ball
and then dip it into the chocolate, turning quickly to cover the entire
candy. Place onto a second baking tray that has also been lined with
foil. Swirl the chocolate on the top of each candy for a pretty design.
Refrigerate until the chocolate had completely dried.
Store the candies in a sealed container in the refrigerator.