Mar 21, 2010

Recipe: Peanut Butter Filled Bon-Bons (Quick and easy!)

Since we are starting to eat healthy tomorrow and changing everyone's eating habits in the house, I decided to use the last of the chocolate chips and peanut butter I had in the house and make peanut butter filled bon-bons.  This recipe is very quick and easy, it takes about 45 minutes to make and to be ready to eat!
Makes approx 20-30 bon-bons depending on how big you make them.

  • Powdered Sugar
  •  Peanut butter
  •  5 tbsp Stick Unsalted Butter
  •  Baking chocolate disks
1. Microwave 5 tbsp softened unsalted butter in a microwave safe bowl.  

2. Add in the 2 cups of sifted powdered sugar and 2 cups of softened peanut butter and mix well.  Make sure there are no bits of powdered sugar left in the mix. 
NOTE: The consistency of this will be a little softer than dough, but should not be runny and unpliable.  Sometimes it does get unpliable and that is either because you may have used a little too much butter or the butter was melted and not softened when you microwave it.  If that happens, add a little more powdered sugar and mix.

3. When the peanut butter mixture is of desired consistency, spoon the mixture and make a 1 inch ball.  Place on wax paper on a plate.  Do this until the mixture is used up.

4.  Refrigerate this mixture for approximately 15-20 minutes.  

5.  After 15-20 minutes, microwave 1 bag of baking chocolate disks for approximately 45 seconds.  After 45 seconds, stir... If chocolate isn't melted, microwave at 10 second incriments, stirring after each time until chocolate is melted.

6.  Take peanut butter mixture out of the refrigerator and dip into chocolate.  You can use a fork or a thin fondue stick to dip.  Let excess chocolate drip off before placing ball onto the wax paper.

7.  Once all the mixture is covered in chocolate, put back in refrigerator for approximately 10-15 minutes.  (Until chocolate is hardened)

This is one of the easiest recipes I have made and my kids go crazy over the recipe. :)  It's delicious!! (But pretty rich!)  Enjoy!!