All members of my household love peanut butter and chocolate mixed together. Lately, I have been experimenting with different "no-bake" desserts. In many parts of the country this summer, it has been pretty darn hot! The last thing you feel like doing is turning on the oven to cook or bake anything, right?? These "bites" firm up in the freezer in about two hours and they are delectable!! This is a variation of my "buckeye candy" recipe, if the ingredients seem a bit familiar! I came up with the idea of putting these into ice cube trays. That way they are all about the same size and your hands never have to touch the batter (an added bonus).
It doesn't matter if you get a little smidge of chocolate here and there on the ice cube trays (like I did). Who says it has to be perfect? All that matters is how it tastes and they are heavenly! A bit of a warning - these are pretty addictive, I keep catching the hubby going into the freezer and snitching a few!
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup smooth peanut butter
2 cups powdered (confectioner's) sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
In large bowl, put the butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth with large spoon. Distribute evenly between the two ice cube trays. Melt the semi-sweet morsels, slowly either in the microwave or in a saucepan over the stove. Pour the chocolate onto each peanut butter "bite" distributing evenly as best as you can between the 24 bites. Place in the freezer for at least two hours.
Note: these must be stored in the freezer!