So here we go....
Peanut Butter Ball Squares
1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter
1/2 Tbsp vanilla (I used imitation but I'm sure pure vanilla would be even better)
1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick in a coffee cup for 30 sec in the microwave)
2 cups confectioners or powdered sugar
2 cups rice krispies (optional, I don't use)
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
1/2 Tbsp shortening
Mix peanut butter, vanilla and butter until smooth.
Then mix in the powdered sugar and rice krispies, if using.
Press mixture into a 8x8 or 9x9 square pan. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in microwave safe container. Put in microwave for 45 seconds. Stir and microwave again for 20 seconds. Repeat as necessary until it stirs smoothly. Then pour over peanut butter mixture and smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Once hardened cut into 1" squares and enjoy!
So I'm a little impatient and wanted yumminess early. So here is a breakdown...
At 30 minutes in the fridge you can eat it with a spoon
At 3 hours in the fridge the chocolate is hardened and you can cut it. My picture was taken at 3 hours. It was all I could take!
This will be a recipe I add to my holiday baking. Super, quick, easy and yummy!