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Peanut Butter Snowballs

 Peanut Butter Snowballs
These creamy treats are a nice change from the typical milk chocolate and peanut butter combination. This recipe is also an easy one for children to help with. I prepare them for a bake sale at my granddaughter's school and put them in gift boxes I share with neighbors at Christmas. -Wanda Regula, Birmingham, Michigan
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the sugar, peanut butter and butter. Shape into
  • 1-in. balls and place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill for
  • 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Meanwhile, melt the candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl. Dip balls
  • and place on waxed paper to harden. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Dark, white or milk chocolate confectionery coating is found in the baking section of most grocery stores. It is sometime labeled "almond bark" or "candy coating" and is often sold in bulk packages (1 to 1-1/2 pounds). It is the product used for dipping chocolate. A substitute for 6 ounces chocolate coating would be 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet, dark or white chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening melted together.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 164 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 39 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.