Time for a Treat – Peanut Butter Balls

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

 

Directions

  1. Mix together butter, peanut butter and powdered sugar.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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!)
  4. 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!
  5. Enjoy!!!

 

If anyone has any tips on how to dip these a little easier, Nikki and I would both love to hear them . . . any suggestions?

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