My husband had these at a friends house a few weeks ago and insisted that I make them for him… great idea! They were awesome and really made it feel like Christmas around here! I should tell you that this recipe seriously makes a gazillion PB balls so if you do not have a lot of mouths to eat them I would make half of this recipe.
They taste like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup! So good! We roasted marshmallows at my sisters in her fire pit the night I made these with the kids and my husband loved putting it in his S’more. He called it S’mreeses.
Anyway, these were great and easy enough for the kids to help with. They loved rolling the dough into balls.
Peanut Butter Balls
Recipe from Witandwhistle.com
3lbs powdered sugar
4 cups of peanut butter
1lb of butter
3 bags of chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
1/3 cake paraffin wax (I used shortening instead)
***Combine the peanut butter, sugar, and butter together. I had to use my hands to mix well. Roll into balls and refrigerate. Melt chocolate and wax in a double boiler. I don’t have a double boiler so I just microwaved them in a microwave bowl for 30 seconds, then stirred. Microwaved another 30 seconds and stirred, then 20 seconds and stirred, etc… only use small time increments as it is very easy to burn. Once melted I used a toothpick to dip the balls into the chocolate. If the chocolate got too thick I just heated it up for another 15-20 seconds. Cool on wax paper and refrigerate.
About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!