Peanut Butter Balls

I am continuing the recipe theme again today, with another family favourite- Peanut Butter Balls! My mom always made these at Christmas, and they are fantastic. My mom got the recipe from her lifelong friend, and my godmother, Nancy. Sadly, Nancy is no longer with us either, but I think she and my mom would be so happy to share this recipe with everyone.

Peanut Butter Balls

1 cup peanut butter

2 tbsp butter

1 cup icing sugar

3/4 cup finely chopped raisins

1 cup finely chopped peanuts

Chocolate Coating

6 squares semi-sweet chocolate (alternatively, one bag semi-sweet chocolate chips)

1/2 inch square of paraffin wax

2 tbsp butter

Cream peanut butter and butter. Add icing sugar and cream thoroughly. Stir in raisins and peanuts. Mix well. Dampen hands and shape mixture into 1 inch balls. Chill (or freeze) on wax paper lined cookie sheet (freezing makes the chocolate dipping process easier). Melt chocolate, wax, and butter on top of double boiler over simmering water. Using a fork or spoon, dip balls into melted chocolate and coat. Hold over pot and let excess drip off. Place on wax paper to set and cool. Store in airtight container in fridge. Makes about 4 dozen treats. Try not to eat them all at once!

Ready to chill in the freezer

Ready to chill in the freezer

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The finished product!

What are your favourite holiday treats? Please feel free to share recipes in the comments! Happy baking!

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