Day 2 - Peanut Butter Balls

These have always been a favorite of my brother, Joshua. They take very few ingredients and are fun to make with kids.

If you leave an un-dipped portion at the top of the ball, then these treats are known as "buckeyes" due to their resemblance to the nut from the Ohio Buckeye tree.

Peanut Butter Balls

1 cup butter (do NOT substitute margarine)
2 cups peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
4 cups confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)

Dipping Chocolate (also known as Almond Bark)

You can also use regular chocolate for dipping, but to get good results you should add a small amount of food grade paraffin wax - it's easier just to buy dipping chocolate

Beat the butter and peanut butter together. Add the confectioner's sugar until the mixture becomes very solid. Roll into small (1/2 inch diameter or less) balls and place in fridge or freezer to harden.

After balls are hardened, melt the chocolate according to directions, dip the balls in the chocolate, and allow to harden on wax paper. Should be stored in the freezer or fridge for best longevity.

These are very rich, and kids love them, so don't leave them within reach or you'll soon find them gone!


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