Peanut Butter Balls
Prep: 35 minutes
Stand: 10 minutes
Makes about 25 candies
½ cup of peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter, softened
¼ cup of crisp rice cereal
1 cup of powdered sugar
6 ounces chocolate-flavored candy coating, cut up
- In a bowl stir together peanut butter and butter.Gradually add cereal and powdered sugar, stirring until combined.If necessary, knead with hands until smooth.Shape mixture into 1-inch balls; place on a baking sheet lined with waxes paper. Set aside.
- In a small heavy saucepan melt candy coating over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth.Remove from heat; cool for 5 minutes.Using a fork, dip balls, one at a time, into coating, allowing excess to drip off.Return to waxed paper; let stand until coating is set (about 10 minutes).To save for another day you can store them, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 month (or freeze for up to 3 months-but be sure and thaw at room temp. before serving once frozen).
Source: Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book; 14th edition