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Ingredients

2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons melted margarine or butter
1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup pitted dates, chopped
1 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 ounces chocolate chips
1/2 bar (or less) paraffin
6 ounces butterscotch chips

Instructions

Comibine powdered sugar, melted butter, peanut butter, dates, nuts and vanilla, mixing with hands until well combined. Shape into walnut-sized balls. Chill on greased cookie sheet overnight. The next day, melt paraffin in a heavy pan over low heat. Add butterscotch chips. Stir until smooth. Add chocolate chips. Stir until smooth. With a spoon, or toothpick, dip balls in mixture; place on a greased cookie sheet and cool. Makes 3 dozen.

Kathleen Medhus
Moline



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