Say good-bye to store bought peanut butter cups, and say hello to these no bake chocolate covered bites. It doesn't get much simpler than 4-ingredients, most of which you already have in your pantry.
1 jar 18 oz peanut butter
1 bag 16 oz powder sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 package chocolate almond bark
How to Make It
In a large bowl, stir together the peanut butter, confectioners sugar and melted butter until the mixture is crumbly. For the next step, the best way that I've found to make a smooth filling is to use your hands to mix everything together.
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. Set the baking sheet in the freezer for 5-7 minutes to chill the peanut butter balls for easier dipping.
While the peanut butter balls are chilling, melt the chocolate in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl that is deep enough for dipping. I melted 6 blocks of chocolate almond bark at a time, stirring at 45 second intervals until smooth.
Remove the baking sheet from the freezer. Insert a toothpick or wooden skewer into a peanut butter ball and then dip it into the chocolate, turning quickly to cover the entire candy. Place onto a second baking tray that has also been lined with foil. Swirl the chocolate on the top of each candy for a pretty design. Refrigerate until the chocolate had completely dried.
Store the candies in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
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I use milk chocolate chips melted down with a tablespoon of oil so its still soft somewhat when it hardens. The powdered sugar dissolves into the peanut butter so its not very sweet at all. You need a little experience with powder sugar is you're gonna work with it. If no experience with it, then please try the recipe as listed before making such harsh judgements. Anyways, I also add a half shot of alcohol, flavored vodka and burbons work well, at holiday time to spiff it up a bit for gifts. :-) The recipe is is spot on!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!!
I have no idea how someone can use "less that half the sugar" and then proclaim the recipe "inedible" and "a mess". This is a standard recipe for Peanut butter cups or "Buckeyes". I have made these hundreds of times. Some recipes have slight variations in the ratios of peanut butter to powdered sugar to butter. Mine actually has more butter and sugar and vanilla. The amount of sugar is necessary to add substance to and thicken the peanut butter. Otherwise you have sweetened peanut butter. This is candy! It is supposed to have a lot of sugar. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the recipe.
OK, so the basic ingredients make sense, but I used less than half the sugar stated above, refrigerated the dough before making into balls, greased the foil, froze the candies for longer, and it was still a mess. It tasted good, but this recipe has a lot of issues. If you were to actually use the amount of sugar specified, they would be inedible. There are many specifics left out of this recipe. I wouldn't actually call it a recipe, just kind of a suggestion.
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