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Frozen Peanut Butter Bites

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 55 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr 30 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 20 bites
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Ingredients

1 (18-ounce) jar creamy peanut butter

2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

Directions

  1. Using an electric mixer or a whisk, beat the peanut butter and confectioners' sugar together until smooth and stiff. Beat in the vanilla extract. Shape the peanut butter mixture into 20 (1-inch) balls and place on a waxed paper-lined sheet tray. Place the tray in the freezer for 1 hour.
  2. Add chopped chocolate to a small bowl set over gently simmering water. Stir to melt. Remove chocolate from heat. With 2 forks, carefully dip the chilled peanut butter balls 1/2 way into the chocolate, let excess drip off, and lay onto the waxed paper-lined sheet tray.
  3. With a fork, swirl some decorative chocolate across the top of each bite. Place in the refrigerator for the chocolate to set and the peanut butter to solidify, about 30 minutes.

Cook’s Note

If it's a hot and humid day outside dust your hands with confectioners' sugar before rolling the balls. This will make it less sticky.