An Eye for all Seasons!

These peanut butter eyes taste like the famous peanut butter cups. Photo courtesy of forable from instructables.

Getting a Peanut Butter Cup Fix

These treats are good any time of the year.  I get several requests to add them to my Christmas cookie exchange.  Instead of making them look like eyeballs, I add snowflakes and sprinkles.

At Easter, they can be made to look like Easter Eggs. If you use your imagination, I’m sure you could come up with a few more ideas on how to make these tasty morsels look.

Peanut Butter Balls

 Ingredients:

1 pound of 10x sugar

2 cups of creamy peanut butter

2/3 a stick of slightly melted butter

1 package of chocolate chips or white chips

White Chocolate Bark or Regular Chocolate Bark (depending upon look and preference)

Directions

  1. Pour the box or bag of powdered sugar into a large bowl.  Add the peanut butter and stir well.
  2. Heat the butter until almost completely melted in the microwave (about 47 seconds).
  3. Pour the semi-melted butter into the sugar and peanut butter mix. Stir until blended well.
  4. Roll out small balls (the size of a marble) and place them on a cookie sheet.
  5. Place ¼ cup or so of chips with a small piece of bark in a small microwave safe dish. Heat in increments of 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until chocolate is melted.
  6. Quickly, toss a ball or two in the melted chocolate; turn them over until completely covered.
  7. With a fork, pick one ball up at a time, tapping against the bowl side, allowing the excess chocolate to drop off back into the bowl. Place on a cookie sheet.
  8. Reheat the chocolate when consistency gets too thick to work with.
  9. Decorate accordingly.

For Eyeballs:  M&M’s, Red Hots, Skittles, or see other eye ideas for iris/pupil. For the veins, place a small amount of red frosting in a baggie, make a pin hole in corner of the bag and squeeze onto hardened chocolate balls.

I bet you can’t eat just one.

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