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!

Need another bite sized dessert? Check out my Chocolate Covered Nutella Pretzel Bites!

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 😉 ). 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

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 no bake Crispy Peanut Butter Balls are super easy to make. They have the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors with the added crunch of crisped rice – 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 crisped rice cereal, I used Rice Krispies
  • 4 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup shortening


  1. Beat peanut butter and softened butter together in a large bowl until well blended.
  2. Slowly mix in powdered sugar until smooth.
  3. Stir in crisped rice cereal.
  4. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. 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 the chocolate coating 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. After 24 hours at room temperature, store the peanut butter balls in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. 


  • 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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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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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29