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Kylen’s Peanut Butter Balls

Two years ago, when my husband and I got married, I gained a beautiful teenage daughter (who lives with us) as well as added another son to my own 3.  Kylen lives in Pennsylvania and  we are blessed to have him visit us over the holidays as well as all summer long.  As I prepared for Kylen’s first trip to Iowa, I did a little recon for his likes and dislikes.  I had already learned that he was a picky eater, and was a little anxious about what I was going to add to our menu plan during his stay. I certainly didn’t want him coming into our home and being forced to eat food that he hated!  The two food items that topped his list of “likes” were Peanut Butter (in a bowl) and chocolate.  The other top picks were Mac & Cheese, Pierogies, Cheese Pizza and Sweet Potatoes.

Kylen’s Peanut Butter Balls

Author/Source: Lisa

Lisa @ onceamonthmeals.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 – 20 oz package of chocolate almond bark

Directions:

Kylen writing his letter to Santa, while eating a Peanut Butter Ball.

Mix peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar til completely combined.  Shape into tablespoon sized balls, placing on a baking sheet.  Flash freeze until firm.  Melt almond bark according to package directions.  Dip each ball into the almond bark and place on waxed paper.  When dry or set, place airtight container and store in refrigerator.

You can also substitute white almond bark for the chocolate.  Decorate with your favorite holiday sprinkles as well!

Freezing Directions:

Place in airtight freezer container or freezer bag.  Freeze up to 3 months.  Store in refrigerator.

Servings:30-40 balls

Kylen making his first batch of Peanut Butter balls by himself.

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4 Responses to “Kylen’s Peanut Butter Balls”

  1. Trina says:

    We do these for our homemade Christmas Gifts. Only variation is that we dip them in Nestle Semi-Sweet chocolate Chips. A little less expensive and just as good.

  2. Pam Jones says:

    This is what we in Ohio call “buckeyes.” Rather than dip the whole peanut butter ball in chocolte, we just dip about 2/3, making the ball look like a “buckeye.”

  3. anna says:

    How long can I keep them in the fridge if I don’t want the option of freezing them?

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