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Saturday, December 4, 2010

the peanut butter ball recipe I didn't promise you...

...but I was asked for, so I'll share it!

This recipe comes from Mom, but I'm sure you can find it pretty much anywhere!

1 c. melted margarine
1 lb. confectioners sugar
4 oz. coconut, if desired (I don't desire...)
1 & 1/2 c. peanut butter
1 c. chopped walnuts (you can omit this also, I usually do)
1 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 t. vanilla
pinch of salt
1/2 stick parafin wax
12 oz bag semisweet chocolate chips

Mix first 8 ingredients until well combined.  (Let me just say here, I use butter, not margarine.  I like to be healthy like that.)  Let cool for awhile (about an hour?) in the fridge, then roll into small balls.  Place on wax paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for about a 1/2 hour.  Meanwhile, chop 1/2 stick of wax into small pieces (reallllly small for easy melting) and place in a small pan on very low heat until melted (or on top of a double boiler).  Add the bag of chips and place the small pan in a frying pan of water (or on top of the double boiler) until melted, stirring occasionally.

Using a toothpick, dip each ball into the chocolate and place back onto the wax paper-lined baking sheet.  Refrigerate briefly to set the chocolate, then eat, give away or freeze!

Makes about 80, depending on the size you make.  :)


Rachel said...

Just tried these - they are amazing. Thanks for the recipe.

harmonysong said...

Thanks for the recipe!! Sounds YUMMY!!

Lynn said...

Hope you both enjoy! :) One of my favorites...these say "Christmas" to me.