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DESSERT RECIPE: Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls


3/4-cup creamy peanut butter
1/4-cup shortening
1-1/2 cups sifted icing sugar
2/3-cup finely chopped peanuts
3/4-cup rice crispies
4-squares semi-sweet chocolate (4oz)
1 1/2 inch square of paraffin wax
Peanut halves to decorate the top
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Cream peanut butter, shortening, and icing sugar together until smooth
Stir in peanuts and rice crispies and mix well
Shape into small balls
Chill until firm (about 1 hour)
Melt chocolate and paraffin together until smooth
Dip balls one at a time in chocolate mixture to cover
Let excess drip off then place on waxed paper
Decorate with a peanut half
Store in refrigerate

Makes about 3 dozen

* The paraffin sets the chocolate and gives it a nice shine