Crispy No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

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4.75 from 4 votes
Prep: 40 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Crispy No Bake Peanut Butter Balls only have six ingredients and are the perfect no bake treat that you can make for your family and with your family.

Crispy No Bake Peanut Butter Balls.

These no bake peanut butter balls are an awesome treat to make for your kids or even for gift giving. They are delicious, so versatile and are a wonderful make ahead candy.

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What We Love About This Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Kids love to help in the kitchen. They like to feel a part of something. This easy recipe is one of those special times when you can ge together and make something together.

  • 40 Minutes: Including the chill time.
  • Easy Ingredients: Only six staple ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: THey will love to eat them and well as make them.
  • Adaptable: Can make it peanut free or lower calorie if you wish.
  • Makes Great Gifts: A wonderful gift to give on a cookie tray or container.
A tin of the crispy peanut butter balls.

Ingredient Notes

  • Peanut Butter: Use whatever brand you like. Want to know which tastes the best check out Taste of Home.
  • Butter: This should be at room temperature so it incorporates easily. Unsalted butter can also be used.
  •  Rice Krispies: A store brand or a sale version works fine in this recipe.
Peanut Butter for the dessert.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Shortening – You can replace this with coconut oil if you prefer.
  • Confectioners’ Sugar: Try a powdered sugar alternative to save calories if you wish.

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Balls

These are the basic steps for making peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate.  Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

STEP 1: COMBINE

First, in a large mixing bowl, beat together the peanut butter and butter. Then gradually add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Stir in the cereal.

STEP 2: SCOOP

Next, use a small cookie scoop to shape mixture into 1-inch balls.Then refrigerate for at least thirty minutes.

STEP 3: LINE AND MELT CHOCOLATE

Meanwhile, line baking sheets with wax paper and then place chocolate chips and 1/4 cup shortening in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 15 second increments until melted; stir until smooth.

Chocolate that was melted.

STEP 4: DIP

Finally, dip balls into melted chocolate with a fork or toothpick, allow excess chocolate to drip off, place on waxed paper or parchment and allow to set.

Prep and Storage Tips for Peanut Butter Bites

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

These Crispy No Bake Peanut Butter Balls are the perfect anytime snack. Therefore you can make the anytime and keep some in the fridge and some in the freezer.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

These No Bake Peanut Butter Balls should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerate for up to two weeks.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze dipped or undipped Peanut Butter Balls in a freezer-safe zip-top bag or airtight container for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Frequently Asked Questions about Easy Peanut Butter Balls

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

You can use a healthy peanut butter. Even a homemade version. Also, try using a sugar free chocolate chip for dipping. You can also use a gluten-free rice krispies. (Note: Kellogg’s Rice Krispies are not gluten-free)

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT CEREAL?

Yes, these can be made more like an energy balls and add a cup of old fashioned oats and even a touch of honey or maple syrup.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, but I recommend making extra and then having a quick healthy snack whenever your need them.

HOW DO YOU ROLL THE BALLS?

Use a scoop, it makes the job so easy, but you can wet your hands a little and then roll them if you do not have a scoop.

CAN I USE SOMETHING OTHER THAN PEANUT BUTTER?

Yes, try any nut butter you like such as almond butter, sunflower seed butter, cashew butter etc.

A top shot of th e Crispy No Bake Peanut Butter Balls.

Expert Tips for Making This Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

  • Add Nuts: Chopped nuts or a crunchy peanut butter is a great addition to these no bake balls.
  • Candy: Try adding chopped up candy or small chocolate coated pieces to the recipe.
  • Variation tip: If using unsalted butter try adding a pinch of salt or a little vanilla extract for more flavor.
  • Alternate ingredient: Add some mini chocolate chips to the peanut butter mixture.
  • Chocolate Melts: Try using chocolate melts in place of the chocolate chips.
  • Decorate: Make the chocolate covered peanut butter balls pinterest worthy by adding some festive sprinkles or toppers.

What to Serve with Crispy No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

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Crispy No Bake Peanut Butter Balls.
4.75 from 4 votes

Crispy No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

Yield: 72 pieces
Prep: 40 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Crispy No Bake Peanut Butter Balls only have six ingredients and are the perfect no bake treat that you can make for your family and with your family.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies
  • 4 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup shortening

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until combined.
  • Slowly add in confectioners’ sugar and beat until smooth; Stir in cereal.
  • Use a small cookie scoop to shape mixture into 1 inch balls.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until chilled.
  • Line baking sheets with wax paper.
  • Meanwhile, place chocolate chips and 1/4 cup shortening in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 15 second increments until melted; stir until smooth.
  • Dip balls into melted chocolate allowing excess to drip off.
  • Place on a waxed paper-lined pan. Let stand until set.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Nuts: chopped nuts or a crunchy peanut butter is a great addition to these no bake balls.
  • Candy: Try adding chopped up candy or small chocolate coated pieces to the recipe.
  • Variation tip: If using unsalted butter try adding a pinch of salt or a little vanilla extract for more flavor.
  • Alternate ingredient: Add some mini chocolate chips to the peanut butter mixture.
  • Chocolate Melts: Try using chocolate melts in place of the chocolate chips.
  • Decorate: Make the chocolate covered peanut butter balls pinterest worthy by adding some festive sprinkles or toppers.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, no bake, Peanut butter

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