Crispy Peanut Butter Balls
do NOT use reduced-fat or generic brands of peanut butter
- 2 c creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3 3/4 c powdered sugar
- 3 c crisp rice cereal
- 4 c (24 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 c plus 1 tsp shortening, divided
- 1/3 c vanilla or white chips
In large bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until blended; gradually beat in powdered sugar. Stir in cereal. Shape into 1-in. balls. Refrigerate until chilled.
In large bowl, combine chocolate chips and 1/4 c shortening. Microwave on high until chips are melted; stir until smooth. Dip balls into chocolate; place on waxed paper-lined pan.
In a small bowl, combine vanilla chips and remaining shortening. Microwave at 70% until melted; stir until smooth. Drizzle over candies. Refrigerate until set.