There’s something very satisfying about the peanut butter/chocolate combo, especially peanut butter and milk chocolate. Those two are part of classic combos that you easily think of, peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, cake and ice cream, just to name a few.
Also be sure check out the other participants of ‘Tis the Season for Cookies to see their fabulous cookie recipes as well!:
Diana Cannone at To Di for Bakery.
Judy Chiappini at No Fear Entertaining.
Mandee Racer Pogue at The Kitchen Wife.
Marye Audet-White at Restless Chipotle.
Renee Joslyn at Flamingo Musings.
Sandy Smith at Eat Real.
And Sherri Jo at The Adventures of Kitchen Girl Jo.
This week’s theme is Fancy Cookies! But nothing says fancy has to be hard. 😉
What You’ll Need for the Peanut Butter Balls:
1 – 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
1 cup of peanut butter (Note: You can use smooth or crunchy.)
1 cup of powdered sugar
Mix together a can of sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter until thoroughly mixed.
Mix the powdered sugar in to the peanut butter mixture until incorporated a ball forms.
Take roughly a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it in to a ball. Place the ball on a lined baking sheet and repeat until you run out of filling.
Next make your chocolate coating.
What You’ll Need for the Chocolate Coating:
1 package of chocolate chips (Note: I usually use milk chocolate with peanut butter, but you can use dark or semi-sweet if you like instead.)
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
In a large glass bowl melt chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave on 10 seconds intervals, stirring between rounds, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Dip each peanut butter ball in chocolate until completely covered:
And place each ball back on the baking sheet:
Next make the peanut butter drizzle.
What You’ll Need for the Peanut Butter Drizzle:
1/2 cup of peanut butter chips
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
1 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter
Melt the peanut butter chips with the coconut oil on the same 10 second intervals you used for the chocolate, stirring between, until melted. Once melted stir in the peanut butter until smooth.
Drizzle each covered peanut butter ball with the peanut butter drizzle and put them back on the sheet.
Notes: You can sprinkle with crushed peanuts if you want, instead of the peanut butter drizzle (honey roasted peanuts would be particularly nice) or you can dust them with cocoa.