Twelve Days of Christmas
Hello, Folks! We will celebrate this holiday season with a “Twelve Days of Christmas” tribute to my favorite candy/treats that my family and I love to make each Christmas. Check back for the next 6 days or Days 1 through 5 to see a new recipe and find something that you like and will share with your family.
Peanut Butter Balls!! We finally made it to MY favorite holiday treat. I love Peanut Butter Balls! Why? Well, it’s like a mini Reese’s cup but absolutely fresh. Again, this was a staple of my childhood; every Christmas holiday, my mother would make Peanut Butter Balls and I just loved sitting in the kitchen waiting on her to finish.
There is nothing like passing down traditions. Nothing like remembering what you were able to do as a child and then have your child doing the same thing. My daughter loves to watch me make candy for Christmas and loves to help. What is really great about this is that someday she will be able to say, “I remember when my dad would make all the Christmas candy and how I was right there.” Then she can look at her own children and teach them how to bake these recipes.
Yes, I know we are talking about food, but it should do something to you as a parent to know you are passing family traditions down to your children and creating great holiday memories.
Now for those of you who do not have children, please do not let your recipes be forgotten. Post them on a blog, or give them to someone who will appreciate them and pass them on. I hate to think of traditional family recipes that no one can recreate because the recipes were never shared.
Hope you guys find something you like and will share your cooking experiences in the Comments Section. Check back tomorrow for my next family recipe for Martha Washington Balls.
I usually freeze the balls and put them in a zip lock bag till I am ready to begin dipping them.
I use Paraffin wax and melt it before I place the chocolate morsels in the bowl to melt.
The dough gets to tough to mix with spoon so I put on gloves and mix the dough up better.
- 4 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 cup Peanut Butter
- 2 sticks butter, semi melted
- 12 oz pkg. Chocolate chips
- 1 block paraffin wax
- Double broiler
- Wax paper
- Mix powdered sugar, peanut butter and softened butter.
- Use a scoop or melon scoop to make the balls. Or use your hands any way is fine. Just make them small to medium size.
- Once made freeze balls for about 1 hour.
- Melt the chocolate chips and paraffin wax in a double boiler.
- Use toothpicks or something to dip the balls out of the chocolate and place on wax paper to cool. Store in cool dry place.