Wednesday, January 19, 2011

MeMe's Peanut Butter Balls

When Big Sissy turned 8 in October, my Aunt D and Cousin R made her a recipe book with family recipes from my dad's side of the family.  In addition to the recipe book, they also gave her all of the ingredients to make MeMe's Peanut Butter balls.  (MeMe was my great grandmother that never let anyone know how old she was.)

6 T. peanut butter
3/4 bag of powdered sugar
1 stick of butter
1 t. vanilla
1 bag of coconut

So Big Sissy opened up a box on her birthday with all of these ingredients including the butter.  She was very excited as she loves to bake.  We decided we would make the peanut butter balls for Christmas.

To make the peanut butter balls you mix together the peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla.

Now this is where is got interesting for us and I don't have any pictures of this as my kitchen soon became a bit messy as the mixer was throwing powdered sugar everywhere.  It was like there was nothing else in the mixing bowl besides the powdered sugar.

After a brief freak out moment, the light went off in my brain.  I wondered if perhaps when calling for 3/4 of a bag of powdered sugar it was referencing the 1 pound bag of powdered sugar and not the 2 pound bag that my Aunt had bought for Big Sissy.  I knew this had to be it so we quickly doubled the recipe and soon we were back in business with a slightly messy kitchen.

So once you have mixed together all of the ingredients but the coconut, roll the mixture into balls.

Then, if desired, roll the balls in coconut and store in the fridge or freezer to keep longer. Needless to say during Christmas break, Big Sissy made 2 batches of these (one being a double recipe) and none made it to the freezer.




  1. Love the idea of giving the recipe book to her. One she sure will enjoy. I bought peanut butter to make them at Christmas, never got them make maybe now is the time

  2. Hee Hee! I have been lost in a cloud of powdered sugar before, actually more than once, and I smack myself every time because I forget the end result of adding too much too quickly.

    Love it all the way up to the coconut flakes; I'll take mine dipped in chocolate! Yummy!

  3. Nothing wrong with making double the amount of cookies. (Oh and I still want to rent out your 8 year old sometime. I have so many projects.) :)


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