Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls – The BakerMama


Crunchy peanut butter and crispy cereal inside a chocolate shell make these Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls one scrumptious holiday favorite we crave year ’round!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls by The BakerMama

Have a Ball with These Tiny Treats

Just about the time grocery stores start putting out their Christmas goodies, I start to get a hankering for our family’s favorite Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls. For as long as I can remember, they’ve bee a family holiday tradition. Shortly after Thanksgiving, we put on a holiday movie, gather everyone in the kitchen, and have the best time together rolling these delicious little balls! They’re such a family favorite that we make a double–or triple–batch to get us through the holiday season. With crunchy peanut butter and crispy rice cereal inside a semi-sweet chocolate shell, these tiny treats are perfect for gifting, Christmas cookie exchanges, keeping in a jar on the counter, leaving out for Santa, and decking out dessert trays. But you don’t need to wait until the holidays to enjoy them. They make a delightful, delicious, totally craveable treat any time of the year!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls by The BakerMama

The best part is, they’re delicious at any temperature. You can eat them at room temp, cold or even frozen. Oh my gosh, they’re so good. And because everyone’s preference is different, we make a ton and keep some in the freezer, some in the fridge and some at room temp. That way, they’re always handy just the way we like ’em! They keep great at room temp for about one week, in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months. If you’re defrosting them from frozen, leave them loosely covered at room temperature to defrost completely.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

First, in a large bowl, stir together the peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar and cereal until well combined. Form mixture into 1-inch balls with your hands. It will be sticky at first, but just keep rolling the mixture between the palm of your hands until it holds together in a ball shape. Coat your hands with non-stick cooking spray, if necessary. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls by The BakerMama

Next, in a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips with 1 teaspoon oil for 60 seconds in the microwave and then stir continuously until completely melted and smooth. Microwave an additional 30 seconds, if necessary.

Drop peanut butter balls, one at a time, into the melted chocolate. Using a fork, roll the peanut butter ball to coat completely in the chocolate and gently lift to let excess chocolate drip back into the bowl. Transfer back to the parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining peanut butter balls until they are all coated. Then drizzle each coated peanut butter ball with some of the remaining melted chocolate for a decorative touch.

Let coated peanut butter balls set until coating is completely dry. Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator or freezer.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls by The BakerMama

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 I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls by The BakerMama

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls


  • Author:
    The BakerMama

  • Prep Time:
    20

  • Cook Time:
    2

  • Total Time:
    22 minutes

  • Yield:
    40

Description

Crunchy peanut butter and crispy cereal inside a chocolate shell make these Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls one scrumptious holiday favorite we crave year ’round!


  • 2 cups crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2 cups semi‐sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons canola or coconut oil

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar and cereal until well combined.
  2. Form mixture into 1-inch balls with your hands. It will be sticky at first, but just keep rolling the mixture between the palm of your hands until it holds together in a ball shape. Coat your hands with non-stick cooking spray, if necessary. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips with 1 teaspoon oil for 60 seconds in the microwave and then stir continuously until completely melted and smooth. Microwave an additional 30 seconds, if necessary.
  4. Drop peanut butter balls, one at a time, into the melted chocolate. Using a fork, roll the peanut butter ball to coat completely in the chocolate and gently lift to let excess chocolate drip back into the bowl. Transfer back to the parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining peanut butter balls until they are all coated.
  5. Drizzle each coated peanut butter ball with some of the remaining melted chocolate for a decorative touch.
  6. Let coated peanut butter balls set until coating is completely dry.
  7. Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator or freezer.

 



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