Saturday, April 21, 2012

Earth Day Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

So many ways to celebrate Earth Day with Chocolate. Last year I posted a recipe for Earth Balls, but these are even easier and fun to make.

EARTH DAY PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE BALLS

12 ounces peanut butter (organic crunchy or smooth)
1 cup organic sweet butter, softened
16 ounces powdered sugar
1 teaspoon Madegascar vanilla
12 ounces milk or semisweet (40-65% cacao) chocolate
Sea salt or Kosher salt

Mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla and sugar until well combined. Use your hands or mixer. Roll mix into balls and drop onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Freeze for one hour.

Melt chocolate chip in top of double boiler or microwave. Dip peanut butter balls in chocolate usingtwo forks or special chocolate dipping tool. Put back on parchment paper. Use spoon or mini-spatula to put chocolate on bare spots.

Wash hands. Sprinkle salt on top before chocolate dries. Put in refrigerator to set up.

Alternatively, you can coat the balls in chocolate and then roll in chopped peanuts (have 2 cups chopped peanuts ready).

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