If you use quality ingredients, these are not a bad treat. Grass-fed butter is a superfood, full of healthy fats! I use Equal Exchange organic chocolate chips because they are soy-free. I make my own peanut butter from organic peanuts. If you are going to use a store-bought peanut butter, make sure you choose one that has no added oils or sugars. Finally, I make my own powdered sugar from unrefined sugar so it retains the original vitamins and minerals. Again, you can use store-bought - I like this one from Wholesome Sweeteners.
2 c. powdered sugar (homemade recipe here)
1 c. peanut butter
5 TBS. butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
3 c. chocolate chips
When the peanut butter treats are almost set, melt the chocolate chips over a double broiler. You need about 1 ½ bags of chocolate chips to get 3 cups.
Remove the shapes from the freezer. They should pop right out of the molds.
Use a fork to dip each treat into the chocolate, and then let the excess drip off.
When all the treats are covered, set them back in the freezer for a few minutes.
Remove and eat them! Store the leftovers in the freezer or refrigerator as they will melt fairly quickly at room temperature. Make these for Easter and use other themed molds to make them for other holidays and occasions, too!
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