Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Balls
(Shared recipe submitted by Mary Ellen Vasquez.)
Peanut Butter Filling
- 1 cup peanut butter (smooth)
- 1 cup confectioners' (powdered) sugar
- 2 large egg yolks (see notes below)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 12 ounces chocolate chips
- 1/8-pound (2-ounces) paraffin
For the filling, combine and mix peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, egg yolks and vanilla. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheet; chill in refrigerator until cold.
For the candy coating, melt the chocolate chips and paraffin in a double boiler over hot water. Dip chilled peanut butter balls into chocolate mixture and place on waxed paper to set.
Notes: If you are concerned about consuming raw egg yolks, use pasteurized eggs or egg product.
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