Can It Be Christmas Without Peanut Butter Balls?

Several Christmas’s ago, my oldest sister was having a very stressful holiday and hadn’t done any baking or candy making.

I remember her bemoaning the fact that it simply could not be Christmas without Peanut Butter Balls.

These have been a tradition in my family for years, and a huge favorite!

Thankfully they are also very easy to make! We made two batches this year, one for ourselves and one to add to our goody plates that we shared with others.

The filling can be made in advance and dipped later, but it really doesn’t take too long from start to finish, and it’s worth the effort!

Peanut Butter Balls

Combine: 1 1/3 stick of melted butter or oleo, 1 cup peanut butter, and 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar. Form into balls. Melt 6 oz. of chocolate chips with 1 Tbsp. of shortening. Dip each ball into the chocolate using a fork. Let harden on waxed paper. Store in a cool dry place and enjoy! Makes about 50 pieces depending on how much you snitch while dipping! I sometimes need more chocolate but if you have extra just dip in anything that’s handy to finish it up: raisins, pretzels, almonds, marshmallows, your fingers…

Enjoy a chocolate covered Christmas!

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