Monday, January 2, 2012

Amazing Peanut Butter Balls

I made these this year to put in my kids' cookie baskets, along with several others.  My one son told me that these overtook first place from his old favorite,  Chocolate Crackles.  He named them with the "Amazing" part!!  They really are addictive & the recipe makes a bunch.  You can even freeze them, to pull out later, when you need a treat to eat or share. 

3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
5 1/2 cups Rice Krispies                                                 
2 cups peanut butter                                          
3 cups (about) semi-sweet chocolate chips
(You can also use white bark to coat the balls)

Combine confectioners sugar & Rice Krispies in a LARGE bowl.  Add peanut butter & melted butter.  Using both hands, stir immediately.  It helps to spray your hands with a little Pam to keep the mixture from sticking to them.
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave.  I do this at 50% power, a minute at a time & 1 cup at a time.  When melted, I usually add about 1/2 teaspoon shortening per cup of chips. 

Roll out small balls, about walnut-size, and coat with melted chocolate chips. If you want to decorate them with sprinkles, do it immediately before the chocolate hardens.  Place on cookie tray that's covered with wax paper.  Put the cookie tray with the balls into the freezer to set for 5-10 minutes.  Once set, transfer to zip lock bags.  Store in the refrigerator or freezer. 

To thaw the frozen balls, spread them out on wax paper for about 20-30 minutes.

I am sharing with:
Tea Party Tuesday
Full Plate Thursday
Mrs. Fox's Sweets Party
Foodie Friday
Rock 'n Share Party
Sweets for Saturday


  1. "Amazing" sounds right! I can tell from the ingredients that I would love these!

  2. Oh my Kitty these just are GREAT...I love the rice krispies in with them, that just makes them "over the moon" as my daughter says...OVER THE MOON GOOD MAMA! She would love these.

  3. Ohmigosh these sound awesome! I am a sucker for a good peanut butter ball. I can taste them now!

  4. These sound so yummy! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  5. Hi Kitty! You recipe does sound amazing! When I read PB balls I thought Buckeyes but was surprised to see Rice Krispies...which I love! Thanks for sharing! I posted it on my FB page too!

  6. Kitty, those are amazing Peanut Butter Balls, they look yummy! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Oh, Kitty, these looks so amazing! I always enjoy perusing your recipes :)


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