Holiday Delight: Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Candies (Recipe)

I posted a picture of these sweet treats on Facebook and several people asked for the recipe.

peanutbutter candies dipped

Every Christmas I make these chocolate peanut butter candies and they are always a crowd pleaser. Low fat? No way! It’s the holidays so enjoy, in moderation, of course. (They freeze well if you have leftovers!)

Although easy to make, rolling the peanut butter balls does take a little bit of time. Get the family involved for more fun.



1 stick margarine or butter, softened

1 ½ cup peanut butter

4 cups confectioner (powdered) sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

12 oz chocolate chips

¼ slab paraffin wax (found in baking aisle and yes, this the same wax used in canning)


  1. Cream all but chocolate chips and wax. Roll into balls, about 1 inch. Chill approximately 8 hours or overnight.

peanutbuttercandies not dipped

  1. Melt chocolate chips and wax in double boiler.  Dip peanut butter balls with spoon into chocolate. Place on wax paper lined baking sheet. Chill another 8 hours or overnight.

This recipe makes about 80 (maybe more) small (one-bite) candies. These are so small and tasty it’s easy to keep popping them into your mouth. Instead, take small bites to really savor the flavor. You won’t need to eat as many if you eat them slowly. :-)


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