Are there ever enough Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls to go around? I don’t think so. Chocolate and peanut butter is a combination that’s hard to beat, don’t you think? These easy treats are perfect for parties or as a surprise for any chocolate and peanut butter lover. Watch them disappear!
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Plus, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls couldn’t be easier to make. Really. Dipping treats in chocolate may be intimidating to some, but once you try it a couple of times, it is really very easy. I promise. Be sure to check out the Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls Recipe notes below for all kinds of helpful tips.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls recipe notes:
Make sure there is room in the fridge for chilling a baking sheet of these. Chilling is important!
The peanut butter dough can be made ahead, tightly wrapped in plastic and refrigerated for a couple of days until ready to form the balls.
Finished peanut butter “dough” should be firm enough to make a ball that holds together. Additional powdered sugar (confectioners sugar) may be needed. Just add a tablespoon or so until the correct consistency is reached.
Warm hands will make the dough soften. If dough begins to soften, return the dough to refrigerator to firm back up for a little while. The same can be said for working in a warm space. If it’s hot where you are, you may need to keep returning the dough to the refrigerator, and/or add more powdered sugar to thicken up dough.
A wooden skewer or thick toothpick will help for dipping the peanut butter balls in chocolate. Once dipped and excess chocolate has dripped off, slide a fork under the ball (skewer between tines) and pull the skewer out from below, while holding ball with fork. Then use skewer to gently push ball off of fork onto lined baking pan.
For chocolate dipping, try this tip I learned from my friend, Bakerella. Once dipped in chocolate, while holding the skewered peanut butter ball over container of melted chocolate, gently tap your wrist or hand with your other hand until the excess chocolate drips off. I thought it was an odd thing to tap my wrist or arm instead of just shake the stuff off, until I tried it. Works like a charm!
Peanut Butter treats always makes me feel sad for those that are allergic to peanut butter. For those with peanut allergies (and those who like almonds) check out these Chocolate Almond Butter Balls.
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