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!


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

Bring butter or margarine to room temperature (soft).
Mix butter with peanut butter and vanilla. I clean out my peanut butter jars and just use what I have, some crunchy some creamy.
Add powdered sugar, mix well.
Roll into balls and chill (or press into dish for bars)
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.
dip peanut butter balls into chocolate and remove with toothpick or spoon and cool on wax paper
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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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?
Judy Westcott ladybird95
Nov 27, 2012
Thank you Holly.
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!
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
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.