My friend Rachel put in a request for a peanut butter cookie recipe just as I was making these candies. Even though it's not a cookie, I'd call that perfect timing.
Time does have a knack for being perfect, doesn't it? That can be annoying, all that perfect timing business. Sometimes we just want to know ahead of time what the heck is going to happen.
I'm happy to share that next school year I'll be going back to teaching middle school. Tweens are the best. She might hate me for sharing this here but my sister is getting married! I'm heading off to New York in less than two weeks AND my dog and cat tag team just brought a live bird in the house. Timing is awesome! Let's eat some candy.
Easy Peanut Butter Candies
This recipe featured on Foodie Friends Friday
makes about 12
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup chocolate chips, almond bark, or other meltable chocolate
In a small bowl combine peanut butter and coconut so that the coconut is completely coated. You can add more coconut or peanut butter at this point, depending on how sticky you want it. Using a spoon and your hands, form mixture into balls and place in mini cupcake papers or line them up on a waxed paper lined baking sheet. Mine were TBL size, but you can make them as big or small as you like.
In a microwave safe bowl, heat and melt chocolate according to package directions. Usually this entails heating for 1 minute, stirring, then heating again in 15 second intervals until melted. Spoon a little melted chocolate on top of each peanut butter ball.
Place in fridge for 30 minutes or so to allow the melted chocolate to harden up. Enjoy!