Jingle Balls


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This recipe makes about 120 chocolate covered jingle balls. A batch this large is perfect to give as gifts to all your friends. If you want to make these just for yourself, cut this recipe in half or into thirds.

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  • 3 C. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 C. powdered sugar
  • 2 C. softened butter
  • 4 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 12-oz. pkgs. chocolate chips
  • 6 Tbs. Para wax

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Mix peanut butter, sugar, butter and vanilla together in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Melt chocolate chips w/ Para wax over low heat. Make peanut butter mixture into balls about the size of a quarter. (It's best to work with small amounts of the mixture, keeping the rest refrigerated until you're ready to form and dip. The mixture gets gooey and messy very quickly.) Using toothpicks or small forks, dip the balls into the chocolate. Set on wax paper and refrigerate. 

Reviews (10)

  • We make these with White Chocolate. YUM!!! Delicious!!!

    Flag as inappropriate Dee911Lady  |  December 9, 2012

  • We make these too, my sister and I, for years now. We add 3 cups of rice crispies to the peanut butter, only 2 T of butter and a lb of powdered sugar and then roll into balls and dip in chocolate, some semi sweet and regular hershey's milk chocolate mixed and the parafin wax definitely helps. We always have to hide them till Christmas or there wouldn't be any left to serve.

    Flag as inappropriate grannyof3  |  December 8, 2009

  • I make these also and I do not add any butter. You have to keep adding sugar until it's able to form. Also when using melted choc chips as I do, I also do not use wax, It hardens back up on it's own.

    Flag as inappropriate frickfrac  |  December 7, 2009

  • I made these jingle balls, which we call buck eye's. They did not firm up enough to roll into balls.I chilled the dough overnight too. Are you sure about the 2 cup's of butter. That is alot. I have never seen a recipe with that much. I think 1/2 cup would have worked way better. Let me know if anyone else had a problem with this recipe. Great tasting though. Paula Deen would love it.

    Flag as inappropriate pddd  |  December 21, 2008


    Flag as inappropriate sweetnanny1  |  December 19, 2008

  • in Eastern Ontario, Canada our family makes a similar recipe to this every Christmas, they're called snowballs, the difference is instead of dipping in chocolate, we roll them in coconut:0)

    Flag as inappropriate okiegirl  |  October 24, 2008

  • I assume parawax is paraffin wax. It used to be used to seal jellies & jams in jars. It can be used in candy making, to help harden the consistency of a dipped covering, like melted chocolate. I've also used a small amount of shortening in place of the wax.

    Flag as inappropriate wandaruss  |  October 19, 2008

  • can someone tell me what parawax is?

    Flag as inappropriate almadee78  |  October 15, 2008

  • sjsparks - Even in MI and IN, we refer to them as Buckeyes, where they are also a family favorite!

    Flag as inappropriate STHOMAS  |  October 13, 2008

  • I make these every Christmas and in Ohio they are called Buck-Eyes.

    Flag as inappropriate sjsparks  |  September 24, 2008

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