Sunday, December 23, 2012

Peanut Butter Balls

I've been making candy for Christmas and you just can't be done until you make some "Peanut Butter Balls"....these are so simple to make and yummy to eat. 

You will need:

1-16oz box of powdered sugar
1-18oz jar of Jif smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup of milk
1 stick of butter
1/2 cake of wax
1 package of semi sweet chocolate

Melt your butter in large bowl.  Add sugar, peanut butter and milk.  Mix well.  Roll into 1 inch size ball and set on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.  Put in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.

While they are chilling you grate your wax (I use Gulf Canning Wax) There are probably better ones to use, but not readily available in my area.  You need your chocolate to get thin enough to dip the candy and give you a pretty shine, the wax helps do this. 
Put wax in a double boiler and start it melting.  When the wax has melted add your chocolate and once it has melted you are ready to dip the candy.  I tilt my kettle to make dipping easier.  like this..

Using toothpicks, Pick up each peanut butter ball and dip it in the chocolate, then set it on a pan lined with wax paper.  Repeat this until all candy has been dipped.  Set these in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes.
Once they are chilled well, remove toothpicks, put them in a container and store in the refrigerator.  Fun to make and more fun to eat.  Merry Christmas everyone!


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