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  • Servings: 8 Dz
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  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • Coating:
  • 1 pound chocolate flavor candy coating
  • 2 tablespoons shortening


  • Combine peanut butter, butter or margarine, vanilla and salt in large bowl.
  • Beat at low speed of electric mixer until blended.
  • Add 2 cups sugar. Beat until blended.
  • Continue adding 1/2 cup sugar at a time until mixture shaped into ball will hold onto toothpick.
  • Shape into 3/4 inch balls. Place on tray. Chill.
  • For coating, combine candy coating and shortening in microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave at 50% (medium) for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until mixture is smooth.
  • Insert toothpick in candy ball. Dip three-fourths of ball into melted coating. Scrape off excess.
  • Place on waxed paper lined tray.
  • Remove toothpick. Smooth over holes.
  • Refrigerate until coating is firm then remove from paper. Store at room temperature in covered container.

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