If you’re looking for a healthy holiday treat, look elsewhere! Peanut butter balls (aka buckeyes) are easily my favorite Christmastime dessert. My Mom and I get together to make them around the holidays, and it’s a good thing we only make them once a year. If I had access to these goodies year-round I would be quite plump!
3 lbs. powdered sugar
1 lb. margarine or butter
4 cups peanut butter
3 packages chocolate chips
⅓ cake paraffin wax
Heat the chocolate chips and paraffin wax in a double boiler until they melt. Combine the powdered sugar, margarine, and peanut butter in a large bowl and mix them with your hands until everything is well blended. Chill for 1/2 hour. Roll the dough into balls and chill them. Then, dip the balls into the melted chocolate, and cool them on wax paper. Store the peanut butter balls in the refrigerator, and try not to eat them all in one sitting!
This recipe makes around 175–200 balls depending on how big you roll them (and how many you eat while making them).