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MY favorite cookie recipe isn't a cookie! Chocolate Peanutbutter Balls - my husband hates it when I make them cause I make a million at a time and freeze them (they are best frozen) and he finds himself in the freezer all winter LOL
3 sticks butter (isn't anything with 3 sticks of butter good? I melt this)
2 lbs confectioner sugar (whole bag)
28 oz peanut butter (whole container Skippy Creamy)
1/4 cup Karo® Light or Dark or with Real Brown Sugar Corn Syrup
24 oz semi sweet chocolate (I use Hershey milk chocolate chips)
1 square paraffin wax (I use chocolate flavored bark squares)
Mix butter and peanut butter together. Add Karo Syrup. Mix sugar with peanut butter mixture. Shape in balls. Refrigerate 2-3 hours (I stick it in the big outdoor freezer for 30 minutes...lol)
Melt wax/bark and chocolate on med heat until smooth with a double boiler. Dip balls in chocolate. Cool on wax paper.
HINT! I have done both…. Use toothpick to tip balls into chocolate mix. OR I use a skewer and another skewer to get it off lol. Then at the end I put just a little bit of chocolate on the top to cover the hole that was made.
The batch makes 200 good size ones or 400 small ones.
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