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Peanut Butter Balls I

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"This is one of my favorite recipes. Whenever I visit my mother she always has a batch waiting for me."
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servings 120
Original recipe yields 48 servings (2 - 4 dozen)


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  1. Melt butter or margarine over low heat. Remove from heat and mix melted butter, confectioners' sugar, coconut, walnuts, peanut butter and cherries. Form into small balls. Chill until firm.
  2. Melt chocolate chips over low heat. Stick a toothpick into each ball and dip into chocolate. Roll chocolate covered peanut butter balls in coconut to coat. Chill.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 120 calories; 7.6 13.3 1.7 3 33 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I omitted the cherries, walnuts, and coconut. I thought they were delicious but I will use a little less powdered sugar next time.

Most helpful critical review

Way too sweet, if I try them again I will reduce the 2 cups confectioners' sugar to maybe 1 1/4 cups. Irene

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I omitted the cherries, walnuts, and coconut. I thought they were delicious but I will use a little less powdered sugar next time.

I placed the peanut butter mixture in the freezer and let it solidify. I used a Tbsp scoop to form the balls, then used chopsticks to dip them in the chocolate. This made it easy and minimized...

this recipe is just awesome, I cant keep them long enough on the tray! Usually my son doesnt like sweet stuff but he always wants one of these. They are rich but very good, also looks very pro...

Our family loves this recipe! My sister-in-law has made it a family tradition. Last year, we weren't able to get together so I was very excited to find this recipe so I could make them on my own...

Very tasty and presentable! i didn't have all the ingredients so I substituted raisins for the maraschino cherries and I used a mix of almond/hazelnut butter with a few tablespoons of peanut but...

Wonderful recipe. I didn't have cherries so substituted raisins. I'm going to try them again today with craisins. Also, for half the batch, I dipped just one side of the ball in chocolate and...

These are fantastic! Ingredients can easily be omitted or added depending on your mood, taste, or whatever you have on hand. I ate my small trial batch myself. It's not overly peanut buttery whi...

The walnuts, and cherries make this great! I usually only use PB, powder sugar, and butter but, these are a nice treat. The only thing I had trouble with was tooth picks do not stick in them t...

Thank you so much for adding this recipe, my mom used to make them for us when we were kids and I had been craving them for years! They are great with so many different combinations of ingredien...