Last night, I was craving a decadent sugary treat. Specifically, I wanted peanut butter cups. For the past two years, we no longer buy processed candies or junk foods. Time to get creative. I know I have [organic] Peanut Butter in the cupboard, and a bag of [all natural] chocolate chips, and I’m pretty sure I have some [organic] powdered sugar left. A little creative thinking, an idea that led to a better idea, and two or three Google searches later…I decided to make all-natural Frozen Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Bites! That should fit my craving bill!
I looked at a few recipes on Google. One had WAY too much butter! Two called for wax for the coating. Several called for hydrogenated candy melts. No, no and no! I wanted Natural Ingredients. So again getting creative, I took the best parts of the recipes I read, and made my own. And you know what? They came out pretty good! As usual, it was not hard. They are similar to our Chocolate Butter Creams Recipe. If I can make these, so can you. It just takes desire and a little time – or what i call “Putting Love Into It”. Well, enough about that…Let’s Get Cooking!
Frozen Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter ‘Love Bites’
Total Prep Time, Start to Eating: 1 hour
2 TBSP Butter, Softened
1 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Real Vanilla Extract
1 1/4 Cups Chocolate Chips
Baking sheet, lined with lightly buttered waxed paper
Cream 2 tbsp softened butter with the peanut butter & powdered sugar. I used a small processor, but it can also be done by hand. Taste mixture, and if desired, add a little more sugar, vanilla or pb to your personal liking. The mixture should not be too loose to handle.
Roll mixture into 3/4″ balls, or drop by half spoons, onto buttered waxed paper lined sheet. Place PB Balls in freezer for 10 min.
Heat 1 cup of choc chips on double boiler (or in microwave) till not quite melted.
Remove from heat & stir until fully melted. Add 1/4 cup more chips, and stir till melted again.
Remove pb bites from freezer, and dip in – or spoon chocolate over – till all are covered.
Freeze again for 15 more minutes… and they are READY!
They melt quickly so eat them immediately. Store any remaining Bites in the freezer. They are even better the next day. 🙂
I made this recipe by combining others to making my own liking. Everyone’s taste is different, and you can feel free to adjust yours to your own tastes. Try topping with chopped nuts or toasted coconut. I find that making my own treats feels rewarding, rather than cheating.
These are Really delicious, and would be a fun recipe to do with kids. Hope you decide to give this recipe a try!
Cheers, and Happy Eating!