3 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup sifted icing sugar
4+ squares semi-sweet chocolate
- Mix melted butter, peanut butter and sifted icing sugar together until well blended.
- Roll into small balls using about 1 tsp for each ball. Chill well.
- Once the balls are well chilled, melt 4 squares of semi-sweet chocolate. Be careful not to overheat or the chocolate will burn. Use a small deep pan to make the dipping easier.
- Insert toothpicks into well chilled balls and dip in the warm chocolate. Shake off any excess chocolate and then immediately roll them in the short coconut.
- Place the balls on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and chill well.
- Once chocolate coating has hardened, store in container in fridge (or freezer) until ready to serve.
I love these! Not only are they scrumptious, they're great party fare.
Recipe makes about 30 balls, depending on how small you roll them.
Most commercial peanut butter (i.e. Skippy, Kraft, etc.) contains icing sugar. Even though "snowballs" are not exactly a healthy treat, I prefer to use a pure peanut butter, such as Adams brand which is available at Costco. It makes for a slightly less sweet peanut butter center, and it also appeases my conscience a little bit - LOL.
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