Peanut Butter Balls are pretty much tradition around here during Christmas time. This is my mom's recipe. It's simple, it's easy, & boy oh boy, they are delicious! This recipe makes a TON, so I did cut it in half this year, & I got approximately 200 peanut butter balls.
Peanut Butter Balls
4 C. peanut butter (40 oz. jar)
1 pound (4 sticks) butter or margarine
2 pound bag powdered sugar (& maybe a cup or so more)
Mix the butter & peanut butter in mixer until smooth. Add powdered sugar (not all at once). I usually change my mixer over to the dough hook. You may need to add an additional cup or so of powdered sugar.
Roll into balls & place on a cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Chill in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Dip into dipping chocolate & place on another cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper & allow to harden. Sometimes I store mine in the frig, but you don't have too.
These also make wonderful little gifts. I made up little bags of them for all of my babysitting parents, my mom & m-i-l, the pastor & youth pastor at church, & we still had plenty! Of course they're gone now, but if I'd had the time to make a full batch, there would be some in the freezer. LOLMy friend Lori puts some rice crispie cereal in her peanut butter balls. I think that sounds really good & I'm going to try that next time. Here's her recipe.