Peanut Butter Balls or Bars

Holly Roeder Recipe

By Holly Roeder roederwriter

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


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
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1 tsp
vanilla extract
12 oz
semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp
shortening or paraffin
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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
  • Comments

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    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.
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    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