Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

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Wendy Rusch


This recipe has been in the family for as long as I can remember, I have no idea of its origin. There are many peanut butter ball recipes on this site, but each is a little bit different, so thought I might as well add my version too.
I grew up making these as a Christmas candy. But they are fun to shape into an egg shape at Easter too.

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2 c
powdered sugar
1/4 c
butter, do not use margarine
1 c
chopped peanuts or pecans
1 1/2 c
creamy 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


  • 1Mix 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.

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About Peanut Butter Balls

Course/Dish: Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy