Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Our Favorite Peanut butter balls

I've been baking up a storm.  We have at least 5 cookies that we have to make every Christmas.  Then,  I always  like to try a few new recipes. My Husband even gets in on the act.  I've been making Peanut butter balls since 1979.  My Grandmother sent me the recipe on a hand written recipe card that I cherish.   This is actually a no bake recipe.

3 Cups graham cracker crumbs.
1  1 lb. box Powdered confectioners sugar
1   18 oz. jar chunky peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 sticks melted butter or margarine
1 cup coconut (optional)

Mix well and roll into walnut size balls.

Melt one bag of chocolate chips with one 1/2 block of parafin wax, in a double boiler.
Dip the balls in the melted chocolate and set on a sheet of wax paper until the chocolate hardens.
(I  melt the chocolate and wax in a mini crockpot)
Hint.  You may have to add a few extra scoops of peanut butter if the dough is too crumbly to form balls.
This makes about 90 balls.

Charley wanted to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!
In this photo, he was out on our screened in porch begging me to let him back inside.  Brrrr!!  Too cold out there for one spoiled rotten kitty. 


  1. Those balls sounds super yummy! I will have to save this recipe and try it. I don't have all the ingredients or I'd totally make some today. Gingerbread cookies are on my to do list for today. :)

    Cute photo of Charley! <3

  2. Oh my! I do love peanut butter balls....my neighbor just sent some over yesterday. They are beyond delicious! I never would have guessed there are grahm crackers in them...I thought I was eating rice krispies...LOL!!

  3. LOL to Charley's expression...I love it:)
    The no bake peanut butter balls look so yummy I will make them! Thank you so much.

    Wishing you and family a Blessed and peaceful Christmas

  4. Those look yummy Pat, I'll have to give them a try too!! Thanks for sharing!! Hugs!!