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Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Mom and Dad made these every Christmas for friends and neighbors -- (After they retired, they liked to work side by side in the kitchen working on a project.)

These Peanut Butter Balls take several hours to make - but that's part of the fun.  I am happy to be Dad's side kick now and hope we can continue to make these for years to come!  I always enjoy watching Dad try and find things to dunk in the leftover chocolate.  🙂  "You can't throw it away!" 

Note: the wax makes the finished product shiny and keeps the chocolate from melting on your fingers...if you hold it that long, which I doubt!


P.S. While reviewing my recipe notes I learned this was Aunt Bernie's recipe. 


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1 lb. pkg. confectioners' sugar
2 c. chunky peanut butter (Skippy)
3 c. Rice Krispies®
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (Nestle)
1/2 stick (2 oz.) paraffin wax


Mix first 2 ingredients into large (quite large) mixing bowl.  Add peanut butter to combine.  Add Rice Krispies®; fold gently to combine.  Form into 1" balls (50-60).

Melt chocolate with paraffin wax in a double boiler.  When completely smooth you are ready to dip the balls.

Using two forks, dip each ball to completely cover.  Place on wax paper covered racks to cool and harden.  Outside will be shiny and firm.  Store in covered container for many weeks.  Do not refrigerate.