Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it! How crazy is that? I thought these peanut butter balls would make a perfect valentine’s gift for someone special. They are always a huge hit and are simple to make. Warning! They are addicting! My dad and I kept sneaking one (or two) out of the fridge over the Christmas holidays. He and I share a love for my mom’s peanut butter balls.
Plus you only need 5 ingredients!
1 stick of butter, 1 jar of peanut butter, 1 package of powdered sugar, 1+ bag of semisweet chocolate chips, and paraffin wax. The paraffin wax is sold in the grocery store near the canning jars.
Peanut Butter Balls
1 stick of butter or margarine, softened
16 oz jar of peanut butter
1.5 lbs powdered sugar
16 oz of semisweet chocolate chips
Using your hands, combine the butter, peanut butter and powdered sugar to create the filling. Add the powdered sugar slowly, using more or less as needed. Once the peanut butter filling is ready (it should be easy to shape and not too crumbly), roll into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. Once the cookie sheet is filled, place in freezer.
Using a double boiler melt the chocolate and paraffin wax. For the paraffin wax, just shave off a small amount from the block. (You can test to see if you have enough by dipping a spoon in the chocolate and setting it aside to cool. The chocolate should set with a matte sheen.) Take the peanut butter balls out of the freezer and using a toothpick dip each ball into the chocolate and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. You can use the back of a spoons to cover the holes created by the toothpicks. Once cookie sheet is full place balls in freezer to set.
Remove from freezer and store in a container in the fridge. Enjoy!
You can wrap up several in valentines paper to give as gifts.