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peanut butter balls or bars

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a recipe by
Holly Roeder
Henderson, TN

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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Ingredients For peanut butter balls or bars

  • 1 jar
    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

  • 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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