Christmas Treats: Peanut Butter Balls

December 21, 2017


Growing up Mama always made Christmas Treats that we all looked forward to.

As my children have gotten older they like to help their Grandmother with these traditional sweets. The most popular and often devoured was and is the Peanut Butter Ball, also known as the Buckeye.



My Mama doesn’t know it, but I love looking at her handwriting. It is always so pretty and when I see it I can remember Birthday cards, signed report cards, letters, and recipe cards. So when I asked her for her recipe, I had to share her card.



Peanut Butter Balls


  • 3 Cups of Peanut butter
  • 2 boxes of powdered sugar
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 2 12 oz pkgs of semi sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 oz  paraffin



Mix together peanut butter, sugar, and butter with pastry blender or fork.

Shape into balls about the size of a walnut.

Melt paraffin in a double boiler. Add chocolate chips. Once melted, dip balls in chocolate. Allow to cool on wax paper.

Leave a few for Santa!




Elizabeth May
Elizabeth loves to host any gathering or party, Hospitality is her gift. When not at her church, Elizabeth can be found playing a competitive European board game. She enjoys SEC College Football, maybe even a bit too much (WAR EAGLE!) Originally from the deep south, Elizabeth along with her husband and four teenage children have called Fort Worth home for several years.

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