Spotlight Recipe

Kodi Lee's Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Kodi Lee's Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. vegetable shortening

Mix the peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar together. Cover and refrigerate for about 15 minutes to firm up. Shape the dough into one-inch balls, place on a baking sheet, and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes. Melt the chocolate chips. Dip the balls into the melted chocolate using a fork, allowing the excess chocolate to drip off. Place the balls in a container lined with wax paper, cover, and refrigerate until serving.

Singer-songwriter and pianist Kodi Lee was born July 7, 1996, in South Carolina. He was born with optic nerve hypoplasia, causing him to become legally blind, and he also has autism and Addison’s disease. He has extraordinary musical abilities and an audio-photographic memory, meaning he can recall music after hearing it just one time. Lee rose to fame after winning the 14th season of America’s Got Talent in 2019. He is an inspiration to all who see him perform at various venues and music events, including Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Did you Know?

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When a printer mentions blowing up graphics or images, what they really mean is:

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