It's almost Halloween so for the next few days I will be posting some festive, maybe spooky, yet oh so sweet holiday tricks and treats! I hope you enjoy them! To start you off, I have creepy peanut butter buck eye balls which are always a popular Christmas staple in my house! For Halloween, I decided to coat these creamy and rich peanut butter centers with white chocolate and place a brown M&M on top and then decorate them with red veins. Enjoy!
CrEEpy BuCk EyE bAllS:
-1 1/2 cups peanut butter
-2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
-1/2 cup butter, softened
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 (12 oz.) bag white chcocolate chips
-2 tablespoons shortening
-24 brown M&M's
Mix peanut butter, butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer until well blended. Add the powdered sugar, a little at a time, blending with the mixer until all the sugar is fully incorporated.
Roll dough into tablespoon sized balls and place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Refrigerate about 30 minutes.
Heat a double boiler to the lowest heat and combine white chocolate chips and shortening in the double boiler.
When the chips are melted, dip one peanut butter ball in the melted chocolate until it is well coated (I used 2 spoons and found that is the easiest for method for me), place on the prepared baking sheet, and immediately press one M&M on top. Repeat until all the peanut butter balls are coated and topped with the candy.
Let the chocolate harden and then make decorate the balls with red veins using your favorite frosting.