Peanut Butter Balls
I grew up making these as a Christmas candy. But they are fun to shape into an egg shape at Easter too.
2 cpowdered sugar
1/4 cbutter, do not use margarine
1 cchopped peanuts or pecans
1 1/2 ccreamy peanut butter
1- 6oz pkg*butterscotch chips
1 - 12oz pkg*semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cake*parafin wax, optional
How to Make Peanut Butter Balls
- Mix together sugar, butter, nuts and peanut butter.
Form into 1" balls, place on wax paper lined cookie sheets and freeze for at least one hour. (can be frozen for a couple weeks)
Melt chips and wax in double boiler, dip balls and place back onto wax paper. Let dry and harden. Store in cool place. They do freeze well.
*I have found white chocolate chips are really good on these too in place of the chocolate and butterscotch chips.
*parafin wax - does not have to be used, it just adds a nice shiney coating and the candy don't melt in your hand as easily with it either.