Peanut Butter Balls

Recipe Rating:
 57 Ratings
Serves: 24
Prep Time:
Cooking Method: Stove Top


1 1/3 c peanut butter
1 1/3 c graham crackers, crushed
2 stick margarine or butter,melted
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 box powdered sugar (1 pound box)
1/3 block paraffin (it is not very much, just makes the chocolate set better, candy bars have wax in them)
12 oz bag semi sweet chocolate chips

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Lisa Allen Recipe
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Member Since Sep 2010
Lisa's notes for this recipe:
We have made these yummy peanut butter balls every Christmas for 24 years. I always make them with my Mother in Law. Now my little girl loves making them with us.
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Mix peanut butter, margarine, vanilla in large bowl. Mix in graham crackers and powdered sugar with hands until stiff. Form into bite size balls.
Melt chocolate chips and paraffin in top pot of a double boiler. (with simmering water in lowest pot) Dip peanut butter balls into melted chocolate with toothpick and put on wax paper to dry.

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user Cyndi Tilley cynditilley - Dec 1, 2010
These sound really good! I like that they have graham crackers in them!
user Thea Pappalardo Sassy01 - Dec 1, 2010
These do sound terrific. Do you think butter would work? I really do not like to use margarine.
user Jennifer Lewis jenniferlewis08 - Dec 1, 2010
My mom has made these every Christmas that I have been alive, so 22 years! LOVE THEM
user Lisa Allen Queenlalisa - Dec 1, 2010
I have used butter and I really liked them. My Mother in law thinks margarine works better. But I like butter too. I just melt the butter and then let it cool. Make sure you add as I said in the directions. Sometimes it seems softer than other times. I add the crumbs a little at a time and mix well until it makes good balls.
user DeDe Montgomery DeDeMa - Dec 7, 2010
I love making these, I've been using real butter and store bought generic sugar cookies in mine. They are super rich and buttery

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