This is taken straight from the column.
Here is another childhood favorite. I remember making these with my mom when I was young. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is a very popular one. Just look at all of the candy that is made with these two ingredients. These bite sized treats are sure to bring out the inner child in all of you.
Peanut Butter Balls
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
3 tablespoons Butter, softened
1 cup Confectioner’s (Powdered) Sugar
8 ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate chips
Mix peanut butter and butter together in a mixing bowl. Gradually stir in the powdered sugar until combined well into a dough ball. If needed, add more powdered sugar a little at a time until mixture holds together in a large ball. Cover and let peanut butter dough sit for about 15 minutes to firm up.
Shape into 1-inch balls, place on a baking sheet, cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes to allow balls to firm up. Dough balls should hold shape before dipping in chocolate. Add more refrigeration time if necessary.
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler, over simmering water.
Dip peanut butter balls one at a time into melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper lined baking sheet, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Good Cooking, Good Eating and Good Living!!!