Thursday, January 1, 2009

Peanut Butter Balls

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)
Dipping chocolate

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.

5 comments:

Becky said...

Yummy!!!

beautifulmommyprincess said...

What a blessing the music on your blog was to me this morning. Thank you for taking the time to put this play list together. Your peanut butter balls look yummy too but, I needed food of a different kind and found it :!).

Jane said...

Hi Becky!

I'm glad you enjoyed the music Beautiful Mommy Princess! Wow, what a wonderful name! I don't have an ipod, & my cd player quit working long ago, so when I saw this playlist.com on some other blogs, I clicked on it & started looking up music & making my own list. It was fun. I need to add some more to it. I'm so glad the music was a blessing to you!

Claire said...

Wow...that is a HUGE recipe! I love these things. So yummy.

Lori said...

The thing about peanut butter balls is that those who are addicted to them (ALL the males in my family) could eat just about all the peanut butter balls before you have a chance to dip them, if you don't watch out. I froze an estimated 2 dozen after Christmas, but I bet people will be sneaking them out of the container.