This recipe works great. I think it’s fool proof because I only had 1-1/4 c of peanut butter and it still turned out. I only used 3 c of powdered sugar (packed). I have never made candy or worked with melted chocolate before, so this was more time consuming than I was prepared for. I also burned myself on the chocolate a million times and made a mess. I made my balls small because I thought a big bite of sugary peanut butter might not be delicious. A couple tips: if your chocolate isn’t sticking to the balls or it seams too thick, make sure your chocolate is hot enough (the warmer it gets, the thinner) and your peanut butter is cold enough (it starts to sweat if it gets warm and that makes the chocolate less likely to stick well, definitely stick ‘em in the fridge for at least a half hour before dipping them in the chocolate.) I used toothpicks for dipping; the holes annoyed me. I had to use a gazillion chocolate chips because of how small I wanted my balls. I actually ran out of semi sweet chocolate chips, so I used milk chocolate for the second half. I like how they look with the 2 different chocolates. BIG TIP!!! ~ Don’t leave the toothpicks in the balls when you refrigerate them. When I tried to pull them out the next day several broke, leaving half the pick in the ball. Don’t be discouraged by all my complaints, the recipe is really good, I’m just impatient and not really detail oriented enough to enjoy the intricacies of chocolate dipping. ;)
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This recipe works great. I think it’s fool proof because I only had 1-1/4 c of peanut butter...