Hi guys! My lack of posting yesterday stems from the fact that I worked all morning and then spent the rest of the night with my boyfriend and his family because it’s his birthday weekend! They live in Rochester and we don’t see them often, so the blog was put on the back burner. But, don’t worry! I am back.
As we know from one of my previous blog posts How does the oven work, again?, we all know by now that I literally fail at everything kitchen-related. However, due to the special occasion that is Jon’s birthday, I decided to man up and get my little self in the kitchen and make him some type of dessert to bring over yesterday as part of his birthday gift.
He is suuuuuper picky when it comes to desserts – doesn’t like cake, doesn’t like cupcakes, doesn’t like any cookie other than chocolate chip, kind of likes pie – so I, being the uneducated baker that I am, was stuck on what the heck to make this kid. But Pinterest didn’t let me down! [but really, does it ever??]
I had my brain churning and remembered, oh, he likes Reese’s cups. Reese’s cups….peanut butter….chocolate…hmmm. So, I came across a recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter M&M Balls. And let me tell you, not only are they soooo easy to make, they taste like heaven.
So here you go, peeps. Read it. Make it. Enjoy it. xoxo.
Chocolate Peanut Butter M&M Balls
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter [I just used Wegmans brand creamy peanut butter]
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- Some chocolate chips [I got the giant bag – you will definitely need it]
- Some M&M’s [It called for regular M&M’s, but I used Mini M&M’s instead]
In a large bowl, mix butter, peanut butter, M&M’s, and powdered sugar until well blended. [More or less powdered sugar can be used to make mixture more or less dry]. Roll in your hand to make 1 inch balls, place on baking sheet, and freeze for about 20 minutes/until they are firm.
Microwave chocolate chips for 60 seconds, stopping every 15 seconds to check and stir. [Tip: Adding some vegetable shortening can make the chocolate thinner and easier work with].
Remove balls from freezer and dip into the chocolate. Place on wax paper, top with M&M’s and allow to harden. Refrigerate if needed. Enjoy!