Friday, April 17, 2009

Peanut Butter Balls recipe and more

Tonight we leave for Charleston, South Carolina. I am looking forward to a nice weekend. A trip to the beach in on the agenda but I am mostly looking forward to going to the Strawberry Festival. I am really interested in seeing what types of things they can have there. I am sure I will grumble about the non-vegan-ness of the event but there will be some highlights for sure. There also may be a Haunted Jail Tour in the works.

I have gotten everything done that I needed to this week so it will be a lazy day.

Last night I made some lentils, mashed purple potatoes, and veggies. It was really nice, refreshing and healthy. It made me feel good. Much better then the fried seitan that has been the norm.

However, for a snack I whipped up some peanut butter balls.

Peanut Butter Balls

12 oz of melted chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups of Peanut Butter
2 cups of confectionery sugar
1/4 cup of soy (or other non-dairy) milk
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 tablespoon of shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter and vanilla. Mix. Slowly (about a 1/2 cup at a time) at the confectionery sugar, mixing well. The mixture needs to be firm and a little dry. Form the peanut butter into balls about 1/2 inch in size. Place in wax paper. Set in the fridge for 1 hour and let chill. Meanwhile, combine all other ingredients into a pan and melt over low heat. Do not let the chocolate burn! Using a spoon, dip the balls on peanut butter into the chocolate and return to the wax paper. Once all peanut butter balls are covered, return to the fridge for at least 1 hour to chill.


Tara said...

Mmm, peanut butter balls! The lentils and mashed potatoes look really good as well! Have a good trip!

Jenn said...

I'm sure that healthy food was nice, but those peanut butter balls look insane! Thanks for the recipe.

Amanda said...

I'm so making these! I've been having the worst peanut butter cup cravings and it's so hard to vegan ones..thanks!!

dirtyduck said...

ok im going to take this recipe but use liquid stevia instead of the sugar. putting shortening in the chocolate, thats a good idea, whenever i make mine, my shell is hard, id prefer it to be softer like a reeses. great post