Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

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These Crispy Peanut Butter Balls are a new favorite of mine! They’re super easy to make and they have the most amazing flavors and textures – it’s a party in your mouth!

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Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

Crispy Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

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 πŸ˜‰ ). 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. πŸ™‚

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

Other Perfect Peanut Butter Treats

Reese’s Marshmallow Ritz Cracker Sandwiches
Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Fudgy Brownies with Crunchy Butterfinger Crust

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Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 40-45 balls
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These Crispy Peanut Butter Balls are a new favorite of mine! They’re super easy to make and they have the most amazing flavors and textures – it’s a party in your mouth!


  • 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.


  • Serving Size: 1 Ball
  • Calories: 239
  • Sugar: 21.5 g
  • Sodium: 64.5 mg
  • Fat: 14.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.4 mg

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  1. Amanda

    “Bring me my balls!” Omg, that gave me a good laugh. πŸ˜€

    And I’m a total fan of anything with chocolate, peanut butter, and crunchy, so these are definitely added to my list of things to make!

    1. Lindsay

      It helps to think them out and making dipping easier. You could try using a touch of vegetable oil. I haven’t used that method, but I think others have. You could also use coconut oil, or just use the straight chocolate.

  2. Debbie Schoenberger

    I made these tonight for a football party this weekend. I shaped them into little footballs and piped white lines on the top. They are DELICIOUS, however, this made a TON of balls. I got double the amount you said. My batch made 88 1″ balls. I got tired shaping them into footballs after 36 of them, so then the rest were just balls. I thought I did something wrong, but I re-read the recipe about 10 times and I did everything you said, and I even measured the balls to make sure they were 1″. LOL! I’m not complaining, but next time I’ll cut the recipe in half. They are very good, so thank you!

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  4. Susan S

    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!

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  6. Tanya

    Lindsay these look FANTASTIC!! I cannot wait to make them, come on by to see them featured today πŸ™‚

    xo, Tanya

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  8. Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner

    Thanks for sharing this with us at our Marvelous Monday Party! Pinning! I’m a fan of peanut butter and chocolate – who isn’t??

  9. Kelly

    Love peanut butter and chocolate together and love that you added rice krispies in here too – they sound amazing Lindsay!

  10. Diane Balch

    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.

  11. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen

    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! πŸ™‚


      Thanks Christina! Yea – I’ve always had to tradition buckeyes too. The crispies are so good!

  12. Natasha @ The Cake Merchant

    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!


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

  13. Jamie

    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!!!

  14. Rachel @ Bakerita

    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 πŸ™‚

About Lindsay

I'm a wife and a mom to twin boys and a baby girl! And I've got a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the treats!

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