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"These are chocolate-covered balls of peanut butter and confectioners' sugar."

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  • add   2 tablespoons shortening
  • add   1/2 cup butter, softened
  • add   1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • add   1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • add   4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • add   6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar with hands to form a smooth stiff dough. Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball. Place on prepared pan, and refrigerate.
  3. Melt shortening and chocolate together in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.
  4. Remove balls from refrigerator. Insert a wooden toothpick into a ball, and dip into melted chocolate. Return to wax paper, chocolate side down, and remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.

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