Sunday, October 18, 2015

NO DATE, NO BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER DATE SNOWBALLS

NO DATE, NO BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER DATE SNOWBALLS
(Recipe from Dishing up Romance) 
 


2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup peanut butter - creamy
5 tablespoons dark corn syrup
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup finely chopped dates
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (approx. 40-45 cookies)
2/3 cup confectioners' sugar



Place the first three ingredients in a medium sized saucepan, and using medium low heat, stir to incorporate. Remove from the heat and add the cocoa, again stirring to blend.

In a large bowl add everything except the confectioners sugar. Pour the chocolate mixture over top and work with your fingers to form into a pliable dough. If the dough is too dry, you can add no more than 2 tablespoons of hot water, one tablespoon at a time, and blend.

Form the dough into 30 one-inch sized balls, then roll each ball into the confectioners' sugar twice to coat generously.  Instead of using the confectioners' sugar, you can also roll these balls into cocoa, cinnamon-sugar or shredded coconut.  Place each ball into a mini cupcake liner and place on a serving platter.

These Snowballs are a big hit at every party.