Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies

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These peanut butter balls with rice krispies are sure to be a favorite dessert! Rice krispies add the best crunchy texture to this classic recipe.

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The rice krispies in these peanut butter balls add a delicious crunch and texture, making these one of our favorite no bake treats to whip up for the holidays!

All you need is just 5 ingredients to make this super simple and tasty dessert

Peanut butter balls are a must have during the holidays, and our family loves this recipe! It’s always a hit and I usually make a double batch because everyone loves them.

With just a few basic ingredients, you can make this delicious no bake Christmas treat!

chocolate dipped peanut butter balls

Ingredients you need

  • salted butter
  • creamy no stir peanut butter
  • rice krispies cereal
  • semi sweet chocolate chips: or substitute melting wafers
  • powdered sugar
ingredients needed to make peanut butter balls with rice krispies

How to make peanut butter balls with rice krispies

Step 1: Use either a stand mixer or hand mixer to combine the peanut butter and melted butter until smooth.

three bowls with melted peanut butter, rice krispies, and powdered sugar

Step 2: Add in the rice krispies until combined. Next, add the powdered sugar. Once the mixture becomes too hard to mix, finish mixing it together by hand using a rubber spatula.

peanut butter mixed together with rice krispies and powdered sugar

Step 3: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a cookie scoop to drop peanut butter balls onto the baking sheet.

Roll batter into balls with your hands to form a round shape. Place the peanut butter balls with rice krispies in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes. This will make them not be so sticky and easier to dip into the melted chocolate.

rice krispie peanut butter balls on a baking sheet

Step 4: Melt the semi sweet chocolate chips in the microwave in 20-30 second increments, until smooth.

dipping a peanut butter ball into melted chocolate

Dip the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate then place them back onto the lined baking sheet.

chocolate dipped peanut butter balls

Step 5: Place the balls back in the fridge and allow the chocolate to harden until firm.

How to store

Once hardened, place the peanut butter balls in an airtight bag or container and store them in the fridge. This recipe also freezes well, so if you find yourself with extra just pop them in the freezer.

This would also be a great way to make a Christmas recipe ahead of time and freeze it for a week or two until you’re ready to serve them!

holding a peanut butter ball with a bite taken out

I am obsessed with all things peanut butter and chocolate, and these rice krispies truffles did not disappoint!

Not only are they easy, but they taste amazing. You just can’t go wrong with a classic favorite like peanut butter balls.

chocolate dipped peanut butter balls
peanut butter ball cut open to show the filling

chocolate dipped peanut butter balls

These are so delicious and easy enough to make a batch (or two) any time the holiday mood strikes! You’ve got to try this chocolate and peanut butter recipe.

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4.50 from 168 votes

Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies

By: Joy Shull
Peanut butter balls are taken to the next level by adding in the crunchy sweetness of rice krispies. This no bake candy recipe is sure to be a favorite for the holidays!
Prep: 30 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 18

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup creamy no stir peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 ½ cups rice krispies cereal
  • 12 oz Semi sweet chocolate chips , or chocolate melting wafers

Instructions 

  • Use a kitchenaid or hand mixer to combine the peanut butter and melted butter.
  • Add the rice krispies until combined
  • Add the powdered sugar and mix to combine
  • Once it becomes too hard to mix, finish mixing it together with a rubber spatula
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop peanut butter balls onto the baking sheet
  • Roll the batter into balls with your hands and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to chill and firm up
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave until smooth
  • Dip the rice krispies peanut butter balls into the chocolate then place back onto the baking sheet
  • Chill until firm
  • Store leftover peanut butter balls in an airtight container for several days, or in the freezer for several weeks.

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 99mg, Potassium: 194mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 326IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    These are AMAZING. I made them for a friend gathering and they were SUCH a hit – everyone even smuggled some home.

    The ONLY alteration I made to the recipe was that I didn’t feel like fully dipping them into the melting chocolate wafers, so I just did a half dip (a la a buckeye). This recipe will be saved and repeated time and again!!!

  2. I have made this recipe twice now. The first time I made it, I had chocolate melting issues that I didn’t have time to deal with. So, I rolled the balls in powdered sugar. It tasted just like Nutter butter cookies. The second time I made them, I had chocolate melting success and they were like peanut butter cups with a crispy surprise. I’m making a combination of both today for Christmas. I love this recipe. Thank you for sharing it. My kids and grandkids love it. Merry Christmas.

  3. Do these have to stay cold or do they travel well? Traveling for Christmas and I need travel friendly dessert.

  4. These are yummy and easy to make… my chocolate chips wouldn’t melt however so added some milk to them and that helped them liquify a bit.

  5. Just wanted to say that I’ve been making these for years from my mom’s recipe from back in the 70s, and they’re always a hit! IMPORTANT: Do NOT use off-brand Rice Krispies. They need to be the real deal to keep their crunch.

  6. These’s amazing peanut butter balls are so darn good and easy peesy yo make.
    and the taste like peanut butter cup.
    So good