Holly Roeder Recipe

Peanut Butter Balls or Bars

By Holly Roeder roederwriter


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Holly's Story

One thing I remember about the holidays growing up is that there were always peanut butter balls, or buckeyes, as some people call them!

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

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate


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24 Comments

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Telisa Telisa Looh
Jan 23, 2014
I made these a couple of nights ago for the first time. They are really easy to make and taste delicious!! But I had more dough than chocolate. Did anyone else have this to happen?
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Judy Westcott ladybird95
Nov 27, 2012
Thank you Holly.
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Holly Roeder roederwriter
Nov 21, 2012
Sorry I am just getting to you, didn't see the message until today. Velveeta Peanut Butter Fudge

I'm pretty sure that links to the velveeta PB fudge recipe. It is super easy, and I hope you get to make it! I will be up making a batch early in the morning, as my niece requests this every year for thanksgiving and Christmas!
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Judy Westcott ladybird95
Sep 6, 2012
Holly- could you please give us your recipe for Velveeta peanut butter fudge? I make 5 kinds of fudge at Christmas and make the Velvetta fudge but not with peanut butter. Thank you in advance- Judy
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Connie Fish connie886
May 2, 2012
I have made truffles for holidays often. I've made the oreo ones & peanut butter, too. I find you can use the candy blanks instead of melting chips & then can skip putting parafin in the chocolate since the candy blanks(or discs) are meant to dry after being formed.