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When I was a teenager I used to make peanut butter balls. I would use parafin wax to add to the chocolate to get it to set up the right way and so the chocolate wouldn't burn on the stove. Wow, now th
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Wax Candy

posted at 1/20/2010 11:05 AM EST
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When I was a teenager I used to make peanut butter balls. I would use parafin wax to add to the chocolate to get it to set up the right way and so the chocolate wouldn't burn on the stove. Wow, now that I think about all that wax and when I became an adult I learned that I could use chocolate baking bars or chocolat chips to melt chocolate to melt for my peanut butter balls. It is kinda of funny how I used wax which I am sure isn't good for the body. Now when I think of wax I think oh how gross. Now I make them every Christmas and I use Chocolate bar to melt the chocolate and after they are dry I put them in an airtight container and put them in the refrigerator. They set up just fine. No more wax. Yeah!

Wax Candy

posted at 1/20/2010 12:34 PM EST
Posts: 9
First: 8/15/2009
Last: 1/20/2010
When I first started making peanut butter balls I used wax too. That is how my mother in law wrote the recipe. I thought that it wouldn't be all that good for you. After a while I just melted the morsels and dipped. They turn great! I keep them in freezer or fridge also.

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posted at 1/20/2010 12:44 PM EST
Posts: 99
First: 10/7/2008
Last: 10/2/2010
Peanut butter balls sound wonderful--just the thing to satisfy a sweet tooth!

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posted at 1/20/2010 1:05 PM EST
Posts: 308
First: 8/13/2008
Last: 12/5/2010
I think we all must have done that...I know I did and also with Easter Eggs....We've come a long way...and that is a good thing... Thanks for the memory....

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posted at 1/20/2010 3:42 PM EST
Posts: 49
First: 8/29/2008
Last: 8/8/2010
You can dip in "Candy Quick". It sets very well, doesn't have to refrigerated, yet, it doesn't contain parafin.

Wax Candy

posted at 1/21/2010 12:39 AM EST
Posts: 6
First: 8/3/2009
Last: 4/21/2010
Fact: Settlers use to eat their wax candles when they ran out of food !

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posted at 1/21/2010 12:49 AM EST
Posts: 9
First: 9/3/2008
Last: 4/22/2010
we have always used wax on buckeye's. When my niece and nephews found out they were in shock. We don't use it any more.

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posted at 1/21/2010 1:39 AM EST
Posts: 432
First: 9/19/2008
Last: 9/20/2010
Things and ingredients do change

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posted at 1/21/2010 2:10 AM EST
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First: 1/21/2010
Last: 1/21/2010
I remember the parafin wax for peanut butter balls and Martha Washingtons. We have come a long way!

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posted at 1/21/2010 2:23 AM EST
Posts: 245
First: 10/13/2008
Last: 4/9/2010
I have used parrifin wax for my dipping chocolate in candy recipes for years..

Re: Wax Candy

posted at 4/4/2011 7:45 AM EDT
Posts: 959
First: 1/30/2010
Last: 1/22/2013
I can't imagine using wax, but I probably ate some over the years & never knew it was there.