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peanut butter balls

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Recipe by
Wendy Rusch
Cameron, WI

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.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For peanut butter balls

  • 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

  • 1
    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.