Jun 24, 2008


  • 1 pound melted margarine
  • 2 1/2 pounds smooth peanut butter
  • 3 pounds powdered sugar
  • 36 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate


    Mix the margarine, peanut butter, and powdered sugar together in a large mixing bowl. It will be thick and heavy. Roll mixture into small balls about 3/4 inch to 1 inch across. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Dip balls in the chocolate mix 3/4 of the way so they look like buckeyes. Lay out on wax paper and let sit to harden, or refrigerate.

    Note: This recipe in its original form suggests mixing paraffin into the chocolate. Paraffin is just wax and it is not a substance that has been dubbed appropriate for human consumption by the FDA. In the old days people used to melt wax into their chocolate to help it hold its shape, and certainly some won’t hurt you, but I prefer to just refrigerate the balls and then they hold up surprisingly well, I have never had one melt even after sitting at room temperature for a couple days. (Just don’t try it at a picnic.) My friends have dubbed these confections “death balls” because they are so good you want to keep eating them, but they are horrible for you.

Yield: 8 dozen


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