Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Each year I host a Christmas Cookie Swap and each guest makes one kind of cookie to share so that everyone takes home an assorted plate for the holidays. Of course, plenty of cookies are eaten along the way! This is the recipe that I make each year.

1/2 lb. butter, melted
1 c. vanilla wafer crumbs
1 c. crunchy peanut butter
1 lb. confectioners sugar

Mix well to form balls, and add more peanut butter if mixture seems dry.

Melt together in top of double boiler:
1/2 block of paraffin wax
1 pkg. (12 oz) semi sweet chocolate bits

Dip balls in mixture, holding each with two forks. Put on waxed paper to dry. Makes 5-6 dozen.

3 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

  1. I LOVED these when you brought them in last year. They seem pretty easy, except, what is “paraffin wax” and where would one find it in the grocery story?I hope you’re enjoying the long weekend!K:)


  2. Great question! Paraffin wax is usually found in the grocery store with the canning supplies such as glass jars. Sometimes you will find it in the seasonal section. The most popular brand I've found at both Shaw's and Stop & Shop is Gulf Wax. But as a special thanks for being such a wonderful supporter of Kerry's Cooking Chronicles, a 1/2 block of wax is on it's way to you to you!


  3. I was already bummed that I have to miss the cookie swap, but now I’m super bummed since my stomach has been growling since I read this post! -Lee


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