Chocolate Peanut Sweeties
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
60 miniature pretzels (about 3 cups)
1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening
In a small bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until smooth. Beat in confectioners’ sugar until combined. Shape into 1-in. balls; press one on each pretzel. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until peanut butter mixture is set, about 1 hour.
In a microwave-safe bowl or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and oil. Dip the peanut butter ball into chocolate. Return to baking sheet, pretzel side down. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Yield: 5 dozen.