Peanut Butter Balls or Bars

Recipe Rating:
 7 Ratings

Ingredients

1 jar(s) peanut butter (about 16 oz, I think..) (crunchy or creamy or both)
2 lb powdered sugar
2 stick butter or margarine
1 tsp vanilla extract
12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp shortening or paraffin

The Cook

Holly Roeder Recipe
Well Seasoned
Henderson, TN (pop. 6,309)
roederwriter
Member Since Dec 2009
Holly's notes for this recipe:
One thing I remember about the holidays growing up is that there were always peanut butter balls, or buckeyes, as some people call them!
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Directions

1
Bring butter or margarine to room temperature (soft).
2
Mix butter with peanut butter and vanilla. I clean out my peanut butter jars and just use what I have, some crunchy some creamy.
3
Add powdered sugar, mix well.
4
Roll into balls and chill (or press into dish for bars)
5
topping:
melt chocolate chips on 50% power in microwave for about 1 min., add shortening or paraffin, and stir until smooth. Continue heating at 15 second intervals, stirring until all smooth.
6
dip peanut butter balls into chocolate and remove with toothpick or spoon and cool on wax paper
7
OR pour chocolate over peanut butter bars in dish to make coating, sprinkle with chopped peanuts if desired.

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user Kelsea Cox Kelsea - Dec 10, 2010
So on number 7 instead of doing the balls I could just put on like a cookie sheet and cover it in chocolate to make it more of a cookie bar? I'm new to these desserts but this sounds delicious.
user Holly Roeder roederwriter - Dec 15, 2010
Yes, i've done that before, and they are still tasty, and take much less time!
user Debbie Roach coastalmom - Dec 17, 2010
Love these. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Making these this week-end!!
user Chris T. chrisb64 - Aug 10, 2011
Great recipe...similiar to what I have used for many years...I used less butter and add a 2-3 cups of rice krispies to the mixture...it gives it a nice texture and they can be made into balls or pressed into a pan as well. Thank for sharing :o)
user Vicki Taylor bible - Sep 29, 2011
MAKE THESE ALOT LOVE THEM THANKS

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