4-Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
1 jar 18 oz peanut butter1 bag 16 oz powder sugar1/4 cup butter1 package chocolate almond bark
In a large bowl, stir together the peanut butter, powdered sugar and melted butter until the mixture is crumbly. The recipe says stir until crumbly -- however, I decided to skip that step and move to the fun part of incorporating the ingredients with my hand until the peanut butter filling was silky smooth.
Line a baking sheet with foil. Roll the peanut butter filling into 1 inch balls and line the baking sheet with rows of the balls. The instructions say to set the baking sheet in the freezer for 5-7 minutes to chill for easier dipping, however, I didn't find that long enough. I chilled mine for about 15 minutes and they were still soft.
While the peanut butter balls chill in the freezer, melt the chocolate in the microwave at 50% power in a microwave safe bowl that is deep enough for dipping. I melted the blocks of chocolate bark a little at a time, stirring at 45 second intervals until smooth.
Remove the baking sheet from the freezer.
I would normally recommend the toothpick technique for dipping, but it didn't work too well for me this time. So instead of a toothpick or wooden skewer, I coated each peanut butter ball in the chocolate bowl and scooped them out using a spoon. Place onto baking tray lined with foil -- I used the same pan. The chocolate will set fast so it's best to work rather quickly. Swirl chocolate on the top of each candy for a pretty design. Refrigerate until the chocolate has completely dried.
I made these following dinner and after hearing that they were ready, my husband sprung off the couch to taste test -- because you know, anything with chocolate and peanut needs an engineer for a quality control check. He took one bite and his face lit up. His reaction, "YUMMM! This recipe needs become a family tradition." The final verdict on no-bake chocolate peanut butter balls? Way better than your average, store-bought Peanut Butter Cup candies. I don't think I will ever buy another Reese's ever again after trying these. They were super simple (no-bake, hallelujah!) and only 4 ingredients. That's a win all the way around!