Saturday, January 3, 2009

peanut butter balls...

2 1/2 sticks margarine (NOT butter)
2 cups creamy peanut butter
5 cups powdered sugar

In a large bowl mix all ingredients together until the consistency of play-dough. Using a tablespoon measure, roll into balls & place on a waxed/parchment paper lined baking sheet. Refrigerate.

2 big Hershey bars (or 8 reg size)
1 12oz pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 bar of wax (melt in a rinsed out soup can inside a pan with 1-2 in water)

Melt chocolate together. Melt wax separately. Gradually add wax to melted chocolate, stirring constantly.
Drop balls into melted chocolate mixture, pick up with a fork and gently slide back onto lined baking sheet. Keep chilled in fridge.

If you are a chocolate/peanut butter lover...look out. I'm not the biggest fan of chocolate & peanut butter and I LOVE these. My sister makes them every Christmas and everyone who knows her hopes they are on the recipient list.
I made these as a Happy New Year gift for a few friends and will probably do it again next year. Nothing says "I love you" like one more treat delivered on January 1st...hee hee!!

(The wax can be found by the canning supplies in the grocery store. Each box contains four bars. You could also melt it in the microwave in a container that you don't mind throwing out.)


Annie Miller said...

Now that's my cup of tea! You're killing my New Year's resolution diet!!!

Marci said...

My mom always made these and we called them Buckeyes...SOOO good!!!

diane said...

I hope you save some for the sister who doesn't bake.

Uriona Family said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! And...I hate you just a little bit right now because I was so excited when I opened my door and saw your treat waiting for me. I ate them ALL myself...already. he he. woops. I'll start that diet later.

Anyway, i had to log on to see how to make these because they are so good. The wax part scares me...which is a good thing, now maybe I won't attempt to make them and then eat the whole batch on my own. Is it like real wax that you can also buy at a craft store? Or is it a special kind of wax?