Valentine’s Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Sweeties

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Chocolate Peanut Sweeties (Photo Credit: BELLTOWER Production, Inc.)

Chocolate Peanut Sweeties (Photo Credit: BELLTOWER Production, Inc.)

Chocolate Peanut Sweeties (Photo Credit: BELLTOWER Production, Inc.)

Chocolate Peanut Sweeties

Recipe by Lee Ann Miller, The Miller Haus

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 60 miniature pretzels (about 3 cups)
  • 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions:

In a small bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until smooth. Beat in confectioners’ sugar until combined. Shape into 1-in. balls; press one on each pretzel. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until peanut butter mixture is set, about 1 hour.

In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and oil; stir until smooth. Dip the peanut butter ball into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Return to baking sheet, pretzel side down. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

*Yield: 5 dozen