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Friday, October 14, 2011

Peanut Butter Balls

This was my absolute favorite treat in High School.  This recipe beats any "buckeye" in my opinion.  Note: the icing makes twice as much as needed, so double the peanut butter part or halve the icing.
1 pound peanut butter
2/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup flour
2/3 cup dry milk
1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix well.  Shape into balls (I use a 2 T. cookie scoop) and refrigerate.  Drizzle with warm chocolate frosting.

Chocolate Frosting
1/3 cup soft butter
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. milk

Mix butter and chocolate.  Blend in sugar.  Stir in vanilla and milk.  Beat until frosting is smooth.  I put this into a freezer bag and clip the corner off and pipe it on top of the peanut butter balls in a squiggly line.

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