Cherry Peanut Butter Balls

If you want to add more gluten free recipes to your recipe box, Cherry Peanut Butter Balls might be a recipe you should try. For 30 cents per serving, this recipe covers 5% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 24. This hor d'oeuvre has 277 calories, 4g of protein, and 17g of fat per serving. A mixture of butter, shortening, maraschino cherries, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. Plenty of people made this recipe, and 1296 would say it hit the spot. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 30 minutes. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 21%, which is not so awesome. Try Coconut Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls (aka Snow Balls), Peanut Butter Balls, and Peanut Butter Balls for similar recipes.

Servings: 24

Preparation duration: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened

Additional confectioners' sugar

2 cups confectioners' sugar

24 to 26 maraschino cherries with stems

1 cup peanut butter

2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup shortening

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Equipment:

bowl

paper towels

microwave

Cooking instruction summary:

Directions In a small bowl, beat the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Pat cherries dry with paper towel. Dust hands with additional confectioners' sugar. Wrap each cherry with a rounded tablespoon full of peanut butter mixture; shape into a ball. (Peanut butter mixture may need to be refrigerated occasionally while rolling cherries.) Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip peanut butter balls in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until set. Yield: about 2 dozen. Editor’s Note: Reduced-fat or generic brands of peanut butter are not recommended for this recipe. Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe. Originally published as Cherry Peanut Butter Balls in Country Woman ChristmasAnnual 2003, p29 Nutritional Facts 1 serving (1 each) equals 233 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 90 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Print Add to Recipe Box Email a Friend

 

Step by step:


1. In a small bowl, beat the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

2. Pat cherries dry with paper towel. Dust hands with additional confectioners' sugar. Wrap each cherry with a rounded tablespoon full of peanut butter mixture; shape into a ball. (Peanut butter mixture may need to be refrigerated occasionally while rolling cherries.) Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip peanut butter balls in chocolate; allow excess to drip off.

4. Place on waxed paper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until set.


Nutrition Information:

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276k Calories
3g Protein
16g Total Fat
29g Carbs
1% Health Score
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Calories
276k
14%

Fat
16g
26%

  Saturated Fat
7g
45%

Carbohydrates
29g
10%

  Sugar
25g
29%

Cholesterol
11mg
4%

Sodium
85mg
4%

Caffeine
12mg
4%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
3g
7%

Manganese
0.35mg
17%

Copper
0.24mg
12%

Magnesium
41mg
10%

Vitamin E
1mg
9%

Vitamin B3
1mg
8%

Fiber
1g
8%

Phosphorus
76mg
8%

Iron
1mg
6%

Zinc
0.71mg
5%

Potassium
152mg
4%

Vitamin B6
0.06mg
3%

Selenium
1µg
3%

Vitamin A
127IU
3%

Vitamin K
2µg
3%

Folate
8µg
2%

Vitamin B5
0.18mg
2%

Calcium
17mg
2%

Vitamin B2
0.02mg
1%

covered percent of daily need
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