Buckeyes, Peanut Butter Balls, or Reese's Balls

"It is all the same to us! This is another favorite in our house at CHRISTmas!!"
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  • Mix peanut butter, margarine, and sugar together.
  • Roll into small balls and chill.
  • Melt chocolate chips and about 1/4 of 1 bar of grated paraffin together in microwave for 1 minute at 70% power. Stir. Continue microwaving at 70% power until completely melted making sure to check every 20 to 30 seconds. Dip balls into chocolate mixture. Place on wax paper to cool. Keep in fridge in covered container.
  • Enjoy!
  • Optional - Drizzle second type of chocolate on top for decorative effect.

Questions & Replies

  1. Do I need to sift the powdered sugar? Can Crisco be used instead of paraffin? KB
  2. I let my mixer of peanut butter balls sit to long and it's real cumbably.How do I get it back where I can roll the balls up?
  3. How do you dip the balls in the chocolate, toothpicks?
  4. do i need to use the paraffin wax
  5. secret to melting choclate bits? Mine never melted, they got hard?


  1. One Word ! AWESOME !!! I make these every year and they are the first to go ! Great recipe !
  2. Incredible recipe! The only downside is that they are addicting.
  3. I make these every year for our Christmas gathering and they are the most popular treat on the table! Thanks for posting, I will use this recipe again!!
  4. A Christmas favorite in our house but we add 3 cups of Rice Krispies to this recipe and it adds a light crunch!
  5. These turned out perfectly! I didn't decorate with different colored chocolates, but they were still delicious, although probably not as pretty. This will be a repeat treat at Christmas!


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