Peanut Butter Balls
Contributed by Susan
Source: Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book (1996)

1/2 cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup sifter powdered sugar
8 ounces chocolate-flavored candy coating

In a mixing bowl stir together peanut butter and butter. Gradually add
powdered sugar, stirring till combined. Shape into 1-inch balls; place
on waxed paper. Let stand till dry (about 20 minutes).

Melt candy coating*. Cool slightly. Dip balls, one at a time, into
coating. Let excess coating drip off peanut butter balls**. Place on
waxed paper; let stand till coating is firm, Store tightly covered in
refrigerator. Makes about 30 pieces.

* To melt candy coating for dipping, cut it up, place it in a heavy
saucepan, and stir it constantly over low heat until melted and smooth.
Or, you can microwave 8 ounces of the candy coating in a microwave-safe
bowl, uncovered, on 100% power (high) for 1 to 3 minutes or until
coating is almost melted; stir until smooth.

** Lift the balls out of melted candy coating with a fork. Draw the fork
across the rim of the dish to remove excess coating.

Note from Susan: The peanut butter and butter are easier to mix if
butter is room temperature. You can also use parchment paper instead of
waxed paper. To make these look like buckeyes, just leave a portion of
the peanut butter uncoated.
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