Chocolate dipped peanut butter bon bons (truffles) are creamy, rich and decadent. With only 5 ingredients, and so easy to make, what’s not to love?
The quick and easy recipe for Peanut Butter Bon Bons (truffles) is one of our family’s favorites! These chocolate covered treats are a tradition in our home over the Holidays!
These simple peanut butter bon bons (or truffles) are one of the chocolate dipped goodies I make at Christmas time for family and friends. These tasty peanut butter treats (whatever you want to call them) are so delicious, it’s hard to eat only one!
I’ve been making peanut butter bon bons (sometimes called “buckeyes”) for years and years. I don’t even know where I got the original recipe! My recipe is written out on an old, stained 3×5 index card – aren’t all the GOOD ones like that?
The bon bons are easy to make. A creamy peanut butter filling is blended, rolled into balls, and refrigerated until firm. The peanut butter bon bons are then coated in a chocolate covering, and then refrigerated again, until the chocolate firms up. That’s it!
Sure do hope you will give the peanut butter bon bons a try…I make them at Christmas time, but I think you will find them wonderfully delicious any time of the year!
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Original Recipe Source: Unknown…handed down recipe from many years ago
- 12 Tablespoons butter (1½ sticks) (or margarine-whatever floats your boat!)
- 18 oz. creamy peanut butter (small jar)
- 16 ounces powdered sugar (16 oz. box) (confectioner's)
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable shortening
Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and peanut butter together in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed and creamy. Add powdered sugar; mix until smooth. Mixture will be thick.
Using a spoon, scoop out mixture and roll/shape into (approx.) 1 inch balls between your hands. Place rolled bon bons onto a wax or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Store in refrigerator to chill for a couple of hours.
Right before the bon bons are done "chilling", prepare chocolate coating mixture to dip them in: Place the chocolate chips and the vegetable shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove. Stir chocolate and shortening. Place back in microwave and microwave for 30 additional seconds. Remove and stir. (You do it this way to prevent the chocolate from burning). By now the chocolate and shortening should be completely melted and smooth. If not (some microwave temps vary), put it back in for 15 seconds and stir. Remove from microwave. *Tip: If the chocolate is still too thick for dipping, just add a tiny bit more shortening and microwave for a few seconds.* (If you prefer, you can also prepare the chocolate and shortening in a double-boiler...again...whatever works for you).
Remove bon bons from refrigerator and dip each one completely in melted chocolate. I use a toothpick inserted into bon bons to dip into chocolate, then remove the toothpick and fill in the small hole on top of bon bon with additional chocolate. As each bon bon is dipped, place on wax or parchment paper to allow chocolate time to "harden".
When chilled, place each bon bon in a small paper candy holder, and refrigerate! Enjoy.
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