Saturday, February 6, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs

If you're not into football, shape this peanut buttery goodness into hearts and you've got yourself a sweet, homemade valentine.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs
makes about 30
adapted from Food Mayhem

Peanut Butter Filling

1 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
1 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
1 cup peanut butter (I used natural chunky, but I think any would be fine.)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
8 oz chopped chocolate or chocolate chips
  • Cover a baking sheet with parchment and place a cooling rack on top of that.
  • Combine the sugar and cereal in a medium bowl.
  • Stirring occasionally, melt peanut butter and butter in a small bowl over (not touching) simmering water or in a double boiler. Add a pinch of salt if your peanut butter is not salted. Pour mixture over the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Divide filling into 1 Tablespoonfuls, then form into footballs. Place footballs on prepared baking sheet.
  • In another small bowl over simmering water, melt the chocolate. Place a football in the chocolate and brush with a pastry brush (I like the rubber ones). Transfer bake to baking sheet with the brush and a fork. Continue process with remaining balls. Cool in the refrigerator.
  • Once chocolate has hardened, paint on laces (or hearts, stars, etc. with royal icing
Royal Icing

1 large egg whites
1 1/3 cups confectioners sugar
  • Place egg white and sugar in mixing bowl and beat until glossy and stiff peaks form. If it’s not stiff enough, add another tablespoon or two of sugar.

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