Chocolate- Peanut Butter Balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Yield: 3 dozen

Prep Time: 45 min

Cook Time: 2 min

Chocolate- Peanut Butter Balls


1 pound (16 ounces) powdered sugar
2 cups crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
12 ounces chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening


1. In a large bowl, use an electric hand mixer to combine the sugar, peanut butter, and butter.

2. Stir in the Rice Krispies, and then roll into heaping tablespoon- sized balls.

3. Melt the chocolate and shortening together in a glass bowl in short bursts of 30 seconds in the microwave, stirring after each burst- until smooth. (Or set a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water and melt the chocolate and shortening that way). Dip rolled balls into the hot chocolate mixture with a slotted spoon or fork. Gently place on waxed paper to set.


*This recipe is gluten-free adaptable: Be sure to use brands of chocolate, peanut butter and Rice Krispies that are known to be GF.
*These treats are beautiful with melted white chocolate drizzled in a zig-zag pattern on top. It makes them look like truffles!
*Place in the refrigerator for quick setting.


2 Responses to “Chocolate- Peanut Butter Balls”

  1. postedOct 16, 2014 10:31 AM

    Can you make these a day or two in advance? Should you store them in the refrigerator? Thank you!

  2. postedSep 14, 2015 2:31 AM

    Without the crispy cereal these are called Buckeyes.  

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