Coconut Chocolate Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

Another seasonal favourite of mine is Peanut Butter Balls. Just like the peanut butter connoisseur I am, I could not pass up the opportunity to whip up a batch of these delectable homemade treats! This recipe is easy and perfect for the Christmas season. I found this recipe from http://www.tasteofhome.com but decided to switch things up and add a little bit of coconut to each ball to give it a little more oomph!

Ingredients:

  • wpid-20141212_212827.jpg2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 4 cups (24 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon shortening, divided
  • preferred amount of unsweetened coconut

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Directions: MAKES: 72 servings

  1. In a large bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until blended; gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Stir in cereal. Shape into 1-in. balls. Refrigerate until chilled.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and 1/4 cup shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on a waxed paper-lined pan. Let stand until set.
  3. cover tops of candies with unsweetened coconut. Refrigerate until set. Yield: 6 dozen.

Enjoy!

wpid-2014-12-16-10.00.59.png.png  xo Chaylavie

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