Lisa Allen Recipe

Peanut Butter Balls

By Lisa Allen Queenlalisa

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

Lisa's Story

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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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The Kitchen Crew is plain nutty for these little guys! We had to hold my grandson - an Honorary Crew Member - back before he ate the whole first batch! Now that's the ultimate endorsement.


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)
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

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

  • Comments

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    Cyndi Tilley cynditilley - Dec 1, 2010
    These sound really good! I like that they have graham crackers in them!
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    Thea Pappalardo Sassy01 - Dec 1, 2010
    These do sound terrific. Do you think butter would work? I really do not like to use margarine.
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    Jennifer Lewis jenniferlewis08 - Dec 1, 2010
    My mom has made these every Christmas that I have been alive, so 22 years! LOVE THEM
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    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.
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    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