8/19/09

Peanut Butter Balls


How sweet are thy words unto my taste!
Psalm 119:103a



Peanut Butter Balls

We'll continue with our desserts that combine two of my favorites:
chocolate and peanut butter!


This is one of the homemade desserts on the menu at The Veranda in Starkville, MS. I like their presentation! The plate is drizzled with Hershey’s chocolate syrup, chopped Snickers bar and topped with the Peanut Butter Balls.

My momma probably made a million of these tiny treasures over the years. She filled tin after tin for friends and relatives each Christmas!

There are tons of recipe variations for these delectable little treats. Momma’s, and the version at The Veranda, are similar to the recipe below:

Peanut Butter Balls

2 c. smooth or chunky peanut butter
1/2 c. butter
1 1/2 tbsp. vanilla
5 c. powdered sugar
12 oz. chocolate chips
3/4 bar paraffin

Mix first 4 ingredients, roll into small balls.
Melt chocolate and paraffin in double boiler.
Dip balls into chocolate and cool on wax paper.

3 comments:

  1. I just got a huge craving for these when the picture popped up! My mom also used to make them - and still does, though not often enough for my liking! :)

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  2. Hi Connie,
    Something else we have in common !
    My mother also made peanut butter balls for all of her friends and family at the holidays, she would put them in the tins, it was a tradition with her.

    These look delicious, also very similiar to her recipe. I havent made these in so long, thanks for the reminder and recipe, I will have to do some for my family soon !

    ~ Hugs and blessings to you my dear friend.

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  3. Yum. I love making these, usually around christmas.

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