1 reg. sized jar peanut butter (approx. 16 oz...and ounce or two more or less won't matter)
1 bag confectioner sugar
1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips (16 oz)
You will also need a mixing bowl, double boiler, cookie sheets, waxed paper and skewers.
Mix the peanut butter and sugar together in a bowl until it forms a well mixed dough. Form into walnut sized balls. Allow to firm in refrigerator or cool place. (Note that some will add a stick of melted margarine to this mix as well. This is optional. It can make the candy very rich.)
Meanwhile, melt chocolate over double boiler. Add shortening to allow easier dipping and give
slight gloss. Start with 1 teaspoon of shortening then add more in smaller increments if necessary.
When peanut butter balls are firm insert skewer and dip into chocolate. Set back on cookie sheet. Return full tray to cool area to allow chocolate to harden. (Note that if peanut butter balls crack in half, they are too cold. Allow to warm up slightly, just until skewer may be inserted without cracking the candy.)
Candy may be frozen.