Peanut Butter Ball Pops with Land O' Lakes #HolidayButter
 
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup cold Land O' Lakes butter, cubed
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla flavoring or extract
  • 4 cups (24 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • paper straws or skewers
Instructions
  1. Peanut Butter Ball Dough instructions:
  2. Combine powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter and vanilla into a uniform dough. It's easier to mix with your hands. *If it's too dry, add more butter. If it's too wet, add a bit more powdered sugar. You want the consistency of dry fudge so it holds together well when you roll into balls.
  3. Place bowl of dough into the freezer until it's firm enough to roll into balls.
  4. After it's firmed up, begin rolling the dough into 1 inch balls (give or take) and place each one on a baking sheet lined with wax paper or foil. Place a straw/skewer into each one.
  5. After all the balls are formed, place back into the freezer to chill again.
  6. Chocolate Dipping Instructions:
  7. Melt the chocolate chips either in the microwave as per the instructions on the bag or use a double boiler. Make sure to use microwaving instructions on the bag because chocolate tends to get too hot very fast and will clump into a mess if you're not careful.
  8. After chocolate has melted, add the shortening to keep thinned out. Stir until combined.
  9. Once chocolate is thin enough, pick each one up by the straw/skewer and dip the peanut butter balls. Let the excess chocolate drip off and place each one back onto the baking sheet to dry.
  10. Allow them to sit in room temperature to dry thoroughly or you can place them in the refrigerator until set.
Recipe by Sweet Pennies from Heaven at http://www.sweetpenniesfromheaven.com/peanut-butter-ball-pops-land-o-lakes-holidaybutter/