Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies

Peanut butter balls combine the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter for one crunchy delicious bite.

Sweet and crunchy peanut butter balls are filled with rice krispies and coated in smooth chocolate. They are sure to please any peanut butter fan! For more of this classic flavor combo try Peanut Clusters, Peanut Butter Cup Cookies, and Peanut Butter Chews.

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Balls stacked on a white plate

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Balls

Calling all the peanut butter lovers out there! These peanut butter rice crispy balls are everything you’d want in a mini dessert, and more! A ton of sweet flavor in one little rice crispy ball. I dare you to just eat one…ha! Go ahead and eat a few of these because you totally deserve it. Crunchy, smooth, and chocolatey all in one bite. Doesn’t it sound perfect?

Peanut butter and chocolate are one of my favorite flavor combinations. These peanut butter balls with Rice Krispies are perfect for parties because they are the best finger dessert. No utensils or plates required! Just grab and go. These also make great little snacks. Keep them in your fridge and when that sweet tooth emerges, grab a couple and enjoy.

I love how easy these are to make and how delicious they turn out. Make these peanut butter balls for your next dinner party and everyone will thank you. You could even wrap up a few of these and deliver to a friend that needs a little something sweet to make their day.

rice krispies coated in peanut butter mixture.

How to Make Rice Krispie Peanut Butter Balls

PEANUT BUTTER BALLS. Add peanut butter, margarine and sugar to a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer on medium speed until combined. Mix in Rice Krispies until fully incorporated. Freeze for 30 minutes. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place each ball in a paper cup. Refrigerate.

CHOCOLATE COATING. In a small saucepan, over low heat, melt candy coating while stirring constantly.One at a time, place a rice krispies ball on a fork and dip in the chocolate until fully coated.

SET. Place on a baking sheet, lined with wax paper and refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Note. Make sure it’s airtight so that the peanut butter balls stay nice and crispy fresh. You could even sprinkle a few things on top of these peanut butter balls before the chocolate sets. Sprinkles, cookie crumbs, crushed candy bits, chopped nuts, etc!

rice krispie balls coated in chocolate

TIPS, Variations + Storing info

These peanut butter rice krispie balls are just so tasty and simple. If you’re wondering what is the best chocolate to use for the dipping, I have some tips!

Chocolate chips are always a safe bet. They have a good consistency when they melt and they always taste perfect. If you want them to look a little more uniform, use a chocolate with a higher percentage of cocoa butter. This chocolate can be a little more expensive but it’s worth it in the end. It will melt perfectly and have a shiny shell once it’s dipped and set. Just check the packaging to see the percentage of cocoa butter before buying!

Use white chocolate for the coating. Just be sure to use the vanilla or white chocolate candy coating instead of the milk chocolate. You can also use dark chocolate too if that’s what you prefer.

Variations:

  • Drizzle with white chocolate
  • Drizzle with caramel sauce
  • For even more of a chocolatey taste try using chocolate rice krispies instead of the normal ones!
  • If you want them to be creamier decrease the amount of cereal you add, if you want them to be crunchier add more rice krispies
  • Add in a cup of shredded coconut for even more flavor and texture.

Once set, STORE these goodies in an air-tight container. They last in the fridge for up to a week, but we have a feeling they won’t last that long.

After the chocolate has fully set place these in an airtight and freezer safe container and FREEZE for up to 6 months.

Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies in the center stacked on a white plate

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Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Balls

5 from 3 votes
Peanut butter balls combine the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter for one crunchy delicious bite.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Freeze/Chill 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 25 balls
Calories 104 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups rice krispies cereal
  • chocolate candy coating
  • 54 mini muffin paper cups

Instructions
 

  • Add peanut butter, margarine and sugar to a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer on medium speed until combined. Mix in Rice Krispies until fully incorporated. Freeze for 30 minutes. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place each ball in a paper cup. Refrigerate.
  • In a small saucepan, over low heat, melt candy coating while stirring constantly.
  • One at a time, place a rice krispies ball on a fork and dip in the chocolate until fully coated. Place on a baking sheet, lined with wax paper and refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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