These delectable little bite size Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are so easy and require no baking at all. Tastes just like a Peanut Butter Cup and if you love peanut butter, oh my, these are deeeelicious!
Keyword: chocolate, peanutbutter, rolls
1.5cupsCreamy peanut butter
1 cupSemi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tspVegetable shortening or Coconut Oil
Line a baking sheet; set aside.In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar to form a smooth stiff dough. Shape into balls using approximately 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball. Place on pan you had set aside, and place in the refrigerator.
Melt shortening or coconut oil* and chocolate together in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. You can use your double boiler if you have one. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.
Remove balls from refrigerator. Insert a wooden toothpick into each and dip into melted chocolate. Return to lined pan, chocolate side down. Repeat with remaining balls. Remove toothpicks. Put back in the refrigerator to set for approximately 30 minutes. And serve.
*I use coconut oil instead of shortening to avoid hydrogenated fats in shortening. If I used refined coconut oil, there is no coconut taste in the peanut butter balls. If I use unrefined there is a slight nutty coconut taste in each ball. If you decide to use coconut oil then keep in freezer versus refrigerator before serving or the balls will tend to soften more quickly at room temperature.