Peanut Butter Coconut Balls Recipe

Peanut butter, chocolate and coconut make for the perfect holiday treat.

from Taste of Home
Peanut Butter Coconut Balls RecipeTaste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1-1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 2-1/2 cups (15 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 teaspoons shortening
  • Chopped nuts or sprinkles

    How to make it  45 minutes, plus chilling

  • 1

    In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and vanilla. Add confectioners’ sugar. Stir in the cracker crumbs, walnuts and coconut. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on baking sheets; cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  • 2

    In a deep glass measuring cup or bowl, combine the chocolate chips and shortening. Microwave until melted, stirring every 15 seconds; stir until smooth.

  • 3

    Dip balls into melted chocolate; shake off excess. Roll in nuts or sprinkles. Place on waxed paper until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 7 dozen.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 120
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Sodium: 55mg
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g

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