No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Balls
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1-1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) margarine, melted
1 28-ounce jar peanut butter
1 box powdered sugar
1 6-ounce bar sweet (or semisweet) chocolate


  1. Mix margarine, peanut butter, and sugar. Shape into small balls and place on wax paper. Put a toothpick into the top of each ball.
  2. Chill the peanut balls in the freezer until firm, about 30 minutes. They must be chilled when you dip them in chocolate or it won’t set right.
  3. Next, melt chocolate in a double broiler or a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir frequently until smooth.
  4. Holding onto the toothpick, dip the balls in the chocolate. Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like Buckeyes. Tap off excess chocolate.
  5. You can let the chocolate harden and dip twice if you want a thicker layer. Tip: If the chocolate in the double broiler starts to harden, you can melt it again. 
  6. Place the chocolate-dipped balls on the parchment-lined cookie sheet. Tip: Use the toothpick to clean up the base of the ball so it doesn’t pool chocolate.
  7. Remove the toothpicks. Refrigerate until serving. Don’t let the balls touch each other until after the chocolate has hardened.


About 50 balls

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re:measurement question

lorraine, as per google 3 1/2cups are in a one pound box of powdered sugar. have a good day.

Lorraine there are about 3 1

Lorraine there are about 3 1/2 cups of sugar in a box 1 pound of powdered sugar

Measurement Question

How many cups are in one box of Powdered Sugar. In Canada, we can’t buy it by the box.