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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

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Ingredients

1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter, sofented
1 tablespoon milk
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons shortening

Instructions

In a large bowl, cream powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter and milk until smooth. Shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate until firm. In a 1-quart bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening on medium power until melted, stirring every minute. Dip balls into chocolate mixture to coat. Place on wax paper lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate until set.

Nancy O'Mary
Rock Island



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