Thursday, December 5, 2013


 Peanut Butter Chocolate Hedgehogs
Makes about 4 dozen

1 1/2 cups peanut butter 

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 cups confectioners sugar

4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1 tablespoon oil

2 cups chocolate sprinkles

Mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners sugar with electric mixer or hands until smooth and well-blended.  Form into balls, 1" in diameter.  Insert a toothpick into one side of nose pinch, where an eye should be.  Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper; freeze till firm.

In double boiler or tight-fitting bowl set over simmering water, melt and stir chocolate chips and oil; stir till completely melted and smooth.  Turn off heat. Pour sprinkles into a bowl.  Dip balls into chocolate, then into chocolate sprinkles, leaving the face undipped, and return to the baking sheet. Remove toothpicks and insert two sprinkles for eyes.  Let stand until chocolate firms up.  Try not to fall in love with every one.

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