These simple peanut butter candies are wonderful and perfect for Christmas (or any time of the year, really). They come together quickly, although rolling them into balls takes a little time. The peanut butter center is smooth and creamy and goes perfectly with either the powdered sugar or chocolate covering. Bret preferred the chocolate. I preferred both….
- 1/4 C butter (melted)
- 1 3/4 C powdered sugar
- 3/4 C creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar for coating
- Melted chocolate chips for dipping , if desired
- 1/2 tsp vegetable or canola oil
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, mix the melted butter, powdered sugar, peanut butter and vanilla until completely combined. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on the cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes, then roll each ball in powdered sugar. Store in airtight container.
For chocolate-dipped bonbons, melt about 1 cup of chocolate chips with 1/2 tsp. of vegetable or canola oil (microwave for 45 seconds, stir, then microwave for 10 second increments, stirring between after each 10 seconds). Dip the dough balls into the melted chocolate, then refrigerate at least 30 minutes to set chocolate.
Tips and Stuff: You can easily double this recipe. I made half of mine dipped in the chocolate and half rolled in powdered sugar. Both were great!