Peanut Butter Balls or Bars

Holly Roeder


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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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

How to Make Peanut Butter Balls or Bars


  • 1Bring butter or margarine to room temperature (soft).
  • 2Mix butter with peanut butter and vanilla. I clean out my peanut butter jars and just use what I have, some crunchy some creamy.
  • 3Add powdered sugar, mix well.
  • 4Roll into balls and chill (or press into dish for bars)
  • 5topping:
    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.
  • 6dip peanut butter balls into chocolate and remove with toothpick or spoon and cool on wax paper
  • 7OR pour chocolate over peanut butter bars in dish to make coating, sprinkle with chopped peanuts if desired.

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About Peanut Butter Balls or Bars

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate