Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut butter and chocolate go better together than almost any other combo. Try these crispy peanut butter balls for a tasty treat. They’re sure to please any peanut butter fan!

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Balls

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.

PB Balls with Rice Krispies

How to Make Rice Krispie Peanut Butter Balls

Start by making the peanut butter mixture for this tasty dessert. Combine the peanut butter, butter, and sugar in a mixer and beat on medium speed until combined. If you don’t have crunchy peanut butter, feel free to use smooth peanut butter. It will taste almost the same, they just might be a little less crunchy inside.

Pour in the Rice Krispies and mix until combined. Freeze this mixture for 30 minutes. After that, shape into 1 inch balls, place each ball in a paper cup, and place them in the fridge.

Time to make the chocolate! Melt the candy coating in a small saucepan over low heat. Make sure to stir the chocolate constantly until it’s melted. Using a fork, dip each peanut butter ball into the chocolate one at a time. Make sure it’s completely covered in the chocolate. See the pictures below for reference.

Line a baking sheet with wax paper and put each chocolate ball on it. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to eat. 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!

Easy Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Balls

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!

Can you use other white chocolate for this recipe? Of course! 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.

How to Store Peanut Butter Balls? Once set, be sure to keep 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.

Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies

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. Enjoy!!

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Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

5 from 1 vote

Peanut butter and chocolate go better together than almost any other combo. Try these crispy peanut butter balls for a tasty treat. They're sure to please any peanut butter fan!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Freeze/Chill 1 hour
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 25 balls
Calories 104 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. In a small saucepan, over low heat, melt candy coating while stirring constantly.

  3. 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. 


Kristyn Merkley

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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