Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

These Crispy Peanut Butter Balls are a new favorite of mine! They are so simple and easy to make, but something about the rice krispies in them makes them super fun to eat! I just love the texture.

Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

If you knew my long-term relationship with peanut butter, you’d know just how big of a deal it is for me to say that balls filled with peanut butter were eaten by me – let alone have become a new favorite!

I had a back and forth relationship with peanut butter growing up. I remember at some point really liking celery and peanut butter together. Why? How? I have no clue. It sounds gross to me now. But I have a vivid memory of liking it.

Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

Most of my memories though are of not wanting anything to do with anything with peanut butter in it. I know. Crazy, right?

When other kids had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, I had jelly sandwiches (I’ve always been a hoarder of sugary things 😉 ). Peanut butter cookie? I’d rather have had no cookie at all. Reese’s? Didn’t touch the stuff. Always traded them away at Halloween.

I know, I know. How was that even possible?? I’m not really sure.

Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

But I’ve since changed my ways! I mean, did you see my Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake last week?!? Clearly I’m a big fan now, but it’s a fairly new peanut butter love affair.

And these Crispy Peanut Butter Balls are feeding my addiction. I really need to never make them again – I’ve eaten so many I have a headache as I type this. But of course I will make them again because I’m addicted.

Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

I love these even more than the traditional buckeye because of the crispies. I didn’t expect it – but the added crunch and texture seriously makes me eat one after the other. It’s a problem. A problem I’d like to pass onto you. :)

Another great thing about these? No. Bake. Come to me lover. Anything that’s this easy and requires no baking simply rocks.

Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

Plus, I get to yell to the hubs to “bring me my balls!” I just kind of find that fun. I’m a kid, I know.

And you know what? These are perfect for the Super Bowl which is only a few days a way, which means you better get going. Time to make some balls!

Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

Yield: 40-45 balls


2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
3 cups rice krispie cereal
4 cups chocolate chips
1/4 cup shortening


1. Beat peanut butter and butter together in a large bowl until well blended.
2. Slowly mix in powdered sugar until smooth.
3. Stir in rice krispie cereal.
4. Shape into 1 inch balls. Refrigerate until firm.
5. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in a bowl in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth.
6. Dip balls into chocolate using a toothpick. Tap on the side of the bowl to allow excess chocolate to drip off.
7. Place balls on parchment paper and allow to dry.
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  1. Anything that doesn’t require an oven, AND involved chocolate and peanut butter is my kind of recipe. These look so cute and so delicious!! Pinned :)
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  2. I just love these and I’m sharing on Facebook.

  3. These sound orgasmic. Annnnd, pinned.

  4. I’m new to the blogging world. I came across your blog and I have to say, you have so many amazing dessert ideas! My husband has a major sweet tooth so I’m always trying to think of new desserts. I’m so excited to try some of your recipes!!!
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  5. I just stumbled upon your blog, and I’m so glad I did. Your pictures are so gorgeous! I’m a peanut butter lover, so this recipe is right up my alley. Pinned!
    Natasha @ The Cake Merchant recently posted…Mini Chocolate Covered Strawberry Layer Cakes for TwoMy Profile

    • says:

      Thank you Natasha! I just got a new camera for Christmas and I’m loving it! Thanks for the pin!

  6. Oh yeah! Growing up in Ohio we lived on Buckeyes during the football season. I love the addition of rice krispie cereal..I bet it tastes amazing! :)
    Christina @ Sweet Pea’s Kitchen recently posted…Mini Bell Pepper Chicken NachosMy Profile

  7. I’m not surprised that these balls are a new favorite of your.. incredibly delicious looking. Thanks for sharing this with us on foodie friday.
    Diane Balch recently posted…Swiss Chard & Golden Raisins #Healthy Eating #Weekly Menu PlanMy Profile

  8. Love peanut butter and chocolate together and love that you added rice krispies in here too – they sound amazing Lindsay!
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  9. Oooh, definitely pinning this. I love peanut butter AND crispy stuff. Yum!
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  10. Hi Lindsay!! I just wanted to let you know that I’m featuring your Crispy Peanut Butter Balls on my blog today!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creativity Unleashed!
    Gwen recently posted…24 Decadently Delicious Chocolate TreatsMy Profile

  11. Thanks for sharing this with us at our Marvelous Monday Party! Pinning! I’m a fan of peanut butter and chocolate – who isn’t??
    Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner recently posted…Creamy Mushroom, Onion and Bacon RisottoMy Profile

  12. Lindsay these look FANTASTIC!! I cannot wait to make them, come on by to see them featured today :)

    xo, Tanya
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  13. This is the same recipe I have been using for years (won’t tell you how many!) and my kids wouldn’t consider it an official Christmas/New Year’s season without a batch of these peanut butter balls!

  14. It’s safe to say I’d eat my weight in these and then some, Lindsay!
    Melanie+|+Melanie+Makes recently posted…Banana Chocolate Chip Fluffernutter French Toast CasseroleMy Profile


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