Friday's Scrumptious Goodies

Here is a recipe for today's delicious delights provided by one of our featured authors.

From Marianne Arkins:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls


1/2 cup butter, melted
1 pound confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 cups peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening


1. Combine the melted butter or margarine, confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and the vanilla together and mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on waxed paper.
2. In the top half of a double boiler melt the chocolate chips and shortening, stirring constantly. Use a toothpick to dip balls into the melted chocolate, leaving a small uncovered area so balls resemble buckeyes. Place balls on waxed paper. Use fingers to blend in toothpick holes. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm. Enjoy!


Cindy K. Green said...

These sounds so yummy, Marianne. I'm totally going to try them.

BethRe said...

Wow sounds good

Vicky said...

I have to try this recipe. I love everything in this recipe. Thanks

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Too funny, Marianne--when I thought about sending a recipe, this is the first that came to mind, and then I was late getting the info to Cindy so I skipped the recipe. We make these every year (LOVE THEM) and I'll be making them tonight with my sisters and cousins. :)

Here's another quick goodie that is awesome:

Peanut butter between two Ritz crackers, dunk them in melted milk chocolate, let set. Easy and to die for. :) Made those last night!

Cherie J said...

Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing.

ddurance said...

Sounds good, I used to not like peanut butter stuff but I find myself craving it more and more these days.


LJ White said...

Mmmm, yummy. PB and chocolate, my favourite combination.