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Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour + chilling

Makes

about 5-1/2 dozen

"It's a tradition for my sister and me to bring these chocolaty confections to functions and family gatherings," notes Rhonda Williams of Mayville, Michigan.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup shortening

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine peanut butter and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until smooth. Remove from the heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and cereal. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal; toss to coat. Roll into 1-in. balls; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until chilled.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Return to baking sheets; refrigerate until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 138 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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