My friend Nikki makes these fabulous Peanut Butter Balls each Christmas, and I finally had to try them out myself! These are so so yummy, but I will warn you, they’re not the easiest recipe I’ve ever shared. (My husband said they were worth every bit of my work though!)
I was in a mad dash to take the picture before my kiddos and their friends devoured them . . . five children and a batch of peanut butter balls sure can sure make for a circus in my kitchen! And if you’re a little anxious about using paraffin for the chocolate (I was), I promise that my friend Nikki has made (and eaten!) these for several years and her whole family has survived so it should be just fine!
Nikki’s Peanut Butter Balls
- 2 cups peanut butter
- 2 sticks melted butter or margarine, cooled
- 1 pound powdered sugar
- 1/2 block of paraffin look for it near the canning supplies – you’ll have enough for years of peanut butter balls with just one box!
- 6oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Mix together butter, peanut butter and powdered sugar.
- Roll peanut butter mixture into balls. (If it’s not stiff enough to roll, place in the refrigerator until the mixture firms up a little.)
- Melt paraffin and the chocolate chips over low heat on stove top. (Tip, do not let this burn like I did, you’ll have to start the chocolate all over again!)
- Dip peanut butter in chocolate and place on wax paper. This is the hardest part. . . Nikki said she uses a toothpick to dip them and that’s what I tried, but you may also need to place the peanut butter balls in the freezer for a few minutes to firm up in between dipping!
If anyone has any tips on how to dip these a little easier, Nikki and I would both love to hear them . . . any suggestions?