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Peanut Butter Balls

September 1, 2012 by admin

This is one of my kids’ favorite desserts. It’s an easy no-bake recipe, though you will get a little peanut-buttery if you don’t use gloves. I have a stack of disposable gloves for cooking because I don’t like to get peanut-buttery or meaty or whatever.


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Peanut Butter Balls
Recipe type: Dessert
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Good for desserts and holidays.
  • 1 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies
  • Chocolate Candy coating
  • Mini paper cups
  1. In mixer, cream together peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar.
  2. Stir in Rice Krispies.
  3. Form into small balls and place on plastic wrap lined cookie sheet.
  4. Chill balls until slightly firm.
  5. Melt chocolate coating in microwave for thirty seconds and stir until smooth.
  6. Roll balls in chocolate, place in mini paper cups.
  7. Chill for ten or fifteen minutes.
  8. Keep peanut butter balls chilled. You can also freeze them.


And if those directions aren’t easy enough, here are the step-by-step pictures. I made this with my six-year-old daughter, so the little hands you’ll see are hers.


Ingredients. Super easy and pretty cheap.


Cream together sugar, butter and peanut butter.


Mmmm. Creaming.


Add cereal and stir until….


…it looks like this.


Shape into balls. It’s okay if they’re slightly misshapen and not uniform in size. (Most balls are.)


It makes a lot of balls. Chill your balls until slightly firm to the touch. Yes. Touch your balls to check.


Melt chocolate candy coating in microwave for thirty seconds and…


…Stir until smooth and beautiful.


Put your kid to work. We tried covering the ball entirely in chocolate, but that would take all day, so we ended up just putting chocolate on the top.


See? Chocolate just on the top. It’s way faster and easier.


Peanut Butter Balls. Ours may not be pretty, but they sure taste good.


More balls.


These are the ‘perfect’ peanut butter balls from the Rice Krispie website. Keep in mind that they either had a Type A personality making these and/or food photographers. Still, they’re purty.


We give this recipe 5 PRETZELS out of 5. It’s cheap, you don’t have to cook, you can have your kids help, you can freeze them, and they look pretty and festive in little paper cups. The only thing that would make them better would be if they were infused with vodka, and I wouldn’t recommend having your kids help with THAT.

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