Whether it's Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Game Day or Christmas, you can shape this no bake peanut butter delicious candy into whatever you like.
Making these homemade are so special. They look so adorable in Easter baskets, in Christmas tins and they taste outstanding!
Today I made some for Valentines's Day and some for Easter in egg shapes.
I really love how easy this no bake, no cook candy is. I highly recommend using butter, really good peanut butter and a superior brand chocolate to dip them in.
Dip the candies in white, dark or milk chocolate, use your favorite kind. Sprinkle them with a color coordinating sugar for whatever themed holiday you're making them for. Now you have a perfect delicious peanut butter candy everyone will love and it's not cooked!
These have always been more classified as buckeyes. These are the same concept shaped into hearts fro Valentine's day, eggs for Easter and you can get as creative as you want. The dough is so easy to mold.
I always refrigerate it for easy handling around 30 minutes. I either shape the dough by hand or use dollar store silcone molds for some shapes.
Either way they come out yummy!
I melt semi sweet chocolate. You can use chocolate melts or dipping chocolate of any kind.
The easiest way without using a professional dipping spoon is using two forks.
When I melt the chocolate in the microwave I use 1 minute intervals, check it, stir and repeat until smooth. Chocolate melts fast and you will burn it if you leave it in there too long. The old fashioned way is to use a double boiler. Mom use to do it that way. Water in the bottom of the pan and she would put a heat proof bowl that fit on top of the pan. Add the chocolate and wait until is was melted. Works great that way also.
This no bake candy is such a fun treat and its so darn easy! These are great for gameday shaped into footballs , baby showers in white pastel colored dipped chocolate or any other occasions just leaving them in round shapes.