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12 Days of Christmas Cookies

Peanut Butter Balls

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 22/12/2010 (1980 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Day 20 of the Free Press's 21 Days of Holiday Cookies features Peanut butter balls. We will be publishing one cookie recipe every day -- Monday to Saturday -- till Christmas.

June Brent sent in a family recipe that she got from her mother-in-law, Mildred Brent. This year she made a holiday batch, by special request, for her son and daughter-in-law when she visited them in Australia.

June Brent sent in a family recipe for Peanut Butter Balls  that she got from her mother-in-law, Mildred Brent.

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June Brent sent in a family recipe for Peanut Butter Balls that she got from her mother-in-law, Mildred Brent.

Peanut Butter Balls

250 ml (1 cup) icing sugar

175 ml (3/4 cup) peanut butter

28 g (2 tbsp) butter, softened

60 ml (1/4 cup) walnuts, chopped

112 g (4 oz) Merckens chocolate wafers; or 112 g (4 oz) semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped, with 1 piece (1.5 oz or 43 g) of Parowax (sold with canning and candy-making supplies)

Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper. In a medium bowl, mix together icing sugar, peanut butter, butter and walnuts. Form into 2.5 cm (1 in) balls. (You can chill the balls in the freezer to make them easier to handle.) Melt chocolate wafers (or baking chocolate and Parowax) in the top of a double boiler that is set over, but not touching, simmering water. Remove from heat. Working quickly with a toothpick or two forks, dip balls in melted chocolate and set on prepared cookie sheet. Let cool.

 

Tester's notes: Kind of like homemade Reese's peanut butter cups, these treats are very sweet and rich. In fact, they're so rich, I might make them smaller next time, in a (probably futile) attempt at portion control.

Read more by Alison Gillmor / Recipe Swap.

History

Updated on Monday, December 27, 2010 at 4:32 PM CST: Adds size of Parowax piece required.

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