Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Hello World!  I think my Mom aka Betty Lou should be my food tester.  She's going through the Make it Pretty Monday link party and pulling out all the recipes that she wants to try.  Today she made #30 Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes from Kitty's Kozy Kitchen.  The verdict, scrumptious!  Tomorrow she's going to make something else from the party.  I'll keep you posted on her kitchen doings from the Make it Pretty Monday party!  

Speaking of food and Betty Lou; we celebrated her 82nd birthday.  One of her favorite desserts is Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls.  So, yours truly made a batch.  I got the recipe from Little Lucy Lu.  She calls them Peanut Butter Balls, but I like to call them Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls.  



Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softenend
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 - 3 cups powdered sugar
Chocolate Almond Bark or your Chocolate of choice

Directions:
Stir together the butter, peanut butter, and vanilla.  
When that is nice and smooth, add in one cup at a time of the powdered sugar.  Try to get it to the point of not sticky.  Needs to be stiff.  Place in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.  




 Make balls of the peanut butter mixture and place on wax paper. 



Aren't they cute? Once you've made your balls, melt the chocolate in the microwave.  Next, cover the peanut butter balls in the melted chocolate.

The Dedicated Husband was kind enough to take this picture since my hands were a tad busy.  Place the balls back on the wax paper.  I put wax paper on cookie sheets and placed the chocolate covered balls on these to chill in the refrigerator.  No pics of the of the chilled ones.  





So easy to make and so easy to eat!  Goes well with a cold glass of milk.  

The pretty birthday girl!  We enjoyed a great time celebrating my Mom and topped it off with Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls. 

I hope you will give this a try with the holidays coming up.  I think my voice students might get a tin of these for Christmas.  

Make it Pretty Monday is rolling right along.  Click here if you want to join in the fun.  I'm still painting, painting, painting.  Also, planning The Dedicated Daughter's 5th birthday party!  I also have some shopping things I need to show you.  Oh, and put up some Fall decor...lol.  

Anyhoo, wishing all a grand evening and remember to be kind to one another. 

Toodles,
Kathryn

Sharing this at these lovely parties:

Between Naps on the Porch, Southern Savvy Style, and My Repurposed Life.  



21 comments:

  1. I love peanut butter and chocolate together so these are definitely a plus for me. These would make a great Christmas gift placed in a beautiful tin wrapped inside with parchment paper.

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  2. Oh these are yummy! I make them every year around Christmas and give as little gifts. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I just shared my dresser on your party and became a follower of your blog, would love it if you'd do the same. :) Thanks again.

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  3. ahh! this one looks sinfully delicious!!! my mouth is watering right now...i love peanut butter already, all the more when it's covered with chocolate! yum!!

    huggies***
    smartmomma

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  4. These look amazingly delicious!

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  5. Happy birthday to your mom. These are yum.

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  6. Happy Birthday to your mom!!! I love peanut butter and these look delicious!

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  7. Oh, these look so good. There is not much better than chocolate and peanut butter together!!

    Would love for you to share this at my very first linky party. My sister and I are working together over at “Think Tank Thursday”…would love to see you there!
    http://www.saving4six.com/2012/10/welcome-to-think-tank-thursday-1.html

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  8. Happy birthday to your mama! Thanx for sharing something yummy with us.

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  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your Mom!! They look DELICIOUS!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  10. These look SOOO good. I'm practically drooling over here :) Thanks for sharing them at The Weekly Creative!

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  11. These look fabulous! They are definitely going on my Christmas Treats list ;) I found your post via Six Sisters' Stuff. Love your blog! Hope you'll come visit me some time, too. www.starneslifefamilylove.blogspot.com

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  12. woow....that looks great :)
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  13. OH, man those look good! I love peanut butter! Thanks for sharing this week!

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  14. Hi Kathryn! I will be featuring your yummy peanut butter balls this week on Totally Transformed Tuesday. Thanks for linking up.

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  15. Oh yum! These look delicious! Thanks for joining HSH!
    Sherry

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  16. Oh, these are just some of my favorites! My mil used to make these at Halloween every year. thanks for sharing them at VIF!

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  17. They look so so delicious!
    I would love to have you share this or any other of your recipes at Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party! Here is the link:
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/10/wednesday-extravaganza.html

    Can't wait to see you there!

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  18. yummy! I've made these in bars, but not into balls. They look great!

    happy birthday to your mom!
    gail

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  19. Yummm! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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  20. Really a tasty recipe, enjoyed preparing chocolate peanut butter balls, amazing to prepare on Christmas, planning to serve them on my party so that my guest could also enjoy them.
    Gestuz online

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