Aunt Irene's Peanut Butter Balls


1/2 cup Butter, softened
2 cups Powdered Sugar
1 cup Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Ground Pecans
one 6 ounce Pkg Chocolate Chips
1/8 block Paraffin Wax


Mix first four ingredients in a mixing bowl and roll the mixture into 3/4" inch balls. Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Chill until firm. Melt paraffin wax and Chocolate chips in a double-boiler. Insert a toothpick into one of the peanut butter balls to dip.  Leave the chocolate mixture over hot boiler water and tilt the top boiler pan while dipping the chilled peanut butter balls. Use the same toothpick to dip the other peanut butter balls, one by one, into the chocolate mixture. With the remaining amount of chocolate mixture, using a spoon, drizzle a bit of chocolate over the toothpick indent in the peanut butter balls.
Place on a platter or serve individually in candy wrappers.

*Note: Paraffin wax is also known as Baker's wax or canning wax, found in grocery stores where canning supplies are sold. 

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