Peanut Surprise Balls

Peanut Roll Surprises

Everyone will have a ball with this chocolate and peanut butter surprise cookie recipe. These fun, ball-shaped cookies made with REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter and HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate are more than meets the eye. Hidden inside are REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups Minis.

SKILL LEVEL
beginner
PREP
46 min

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories190
Calories from Fat100
Total Fat11 g17% DV
Saturated Fat3 g18% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol5 mg2% DV
Sodium40 mg2% DV
Total Carbohydrates20 g7% DV
Dietary Fiber2.0 g8% DV
Sugars17 g
Protein4 g
Vitamin A0% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg2% DV
Iron4% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories190
Calories from Fat100
Total Fat11 g17% DV
Saturated Fat3 g18% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol5 mg2% DV
Sodium40 mg2% DV
Total Carbohydrates20 g7% DV
Dietary Fiber2.0 g8% DV
Sugars17 g
Protein4 g
Vitamin A0% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg2% DV
Iron4% DV
1/4 cupbutter or margarine (1/2 stick)
1/2 cupREESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter
1/4 cupmilk
3-2/3 cupspowdered sugar
1 teaspoonvanilla extract
1-1/3 cupsREESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Minis (8-oz. pkg.)
3 cupspeanuts finely crushed
2 cupsHERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips (11.5-oz. pkg.)
2 teaspoonsshortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)

Directions

  • 1. Grease 8- or 9-inch square pan.
  • 2. Heat butter, peanut butter and milk in medium saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is melted and smooth. With wooden spoon gradually beat in powdered sugar and vanilla. Remove from heat; spread in prepared pan. Cool completely. (Mixture will appear dry, but softens when rolled into balls.)
  • 3. Line 2 trays with waxed paper. Spread crushed peanuts on one tray; set aside. Roll peanut butter mixture into 1-inch balls. Flatten each ball slightly; press around one mini peanut butter cup, covering cup completely. Place balls on second tray. If necessary, refrigerate peanut butter balls until firm enough to handle easily for coating.
  • 4. Place milk chocolate chips and shortening in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Cool slightly.
  • 5. Dip peanut butter balls, one at a time, completely into chocolate mixture with fork. Gently tap fork on side of bowl to remove excess chocolate. Immediately roll in crushed peanuts; gently reshape if necessary. Place candy balls into small paper candy cups or return to wax paper-lined tray. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes. Store in cool, dry place. About 48 candies.
Ingredients sitting on a table

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