High Heels and Grills: Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Friday, August 31, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Umm, are you ready for a little taste of perfection? Because these chocolate peanut butter balls are it. We have a family friend that used to make something a lot like these, but she would make them into bars. We would beg her every time we saw her to make her famous “scotcharoos”. {How we came up with that name, I will never know.} I could eat an entire plate of these in no time flat. {No, I haven't done that already...I have no idea what you’re talking about.}

Here's the recipe for these delightful yummies!

  • 2-1/2 cups rice crispy cereal
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 (12 oz.) bag chocolate chips {I used Toll House milk chocolate}
  • Wooden skewers

  1. In a large bowl, mix rice krispies and powdered sugar together, set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt peanut butter and butter on medium heat.
  3. As soon as it becomes a uniform liquid, remove from heat and pour over rice krispy mixture, stirring until well combined.
  4. Form into 1-1/2 inch balls, place on a cookie sheet and put in refrigerator to cool.
  5. Meanwhile, put chocolate chips in the microwave {Use one bag first and see how far it gets you} and heat until melted and runny. {Be sure to keep a close eye on it and stir it every 20 seconds or so, so it doesn’t seize up.}
  6. Put each ball on a skewer and dip in the melted chocolate.
  7. Remove ball from skewer and place on wax paper.
  8. Put in the refrigerator until set and enjoy!

Just a heads up - this recipe makes a good 4-5 dozen, so be ready to eat your heart out!


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  1. Call this perfect timing- I was just considering adding Nutella to my rice crispies or not... Now I'll wait until I have bought some pb :-)
    Sounds perfect indeed!

  2. YUMMMMMMM...I want some NOW!
    Visiting from Tatertots and Jello Weekend Wrap Up party.

  3. My mother has been making these for a good twenty years. She got the recipe at a Tupperware party, they were called Mervins balls which invaribly leads to comments about poor Mervin.

  4. They looks so yummy and delicious.

    Stopping by from Ginger bread sweet party.

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  5. I've made this in a bar form before. definitely yummy!

  6. OH YUMMY!!! I love peanut butter and chocolate! My favorite thing! These look absolutely divine! So glad that I found this (just saw it linked up over at i heart nap time's link up party). Love, love your blog!!

  7. Yummy!!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. Good Bye Diet! Hello yummy, chocolate peanut butter balls!

  9. I love chocolate peanut butter balls! My family uses a similar recipe but we use graham cracker crumbs instead of rice crispy cereal and we add a little paraffin wax to the chocolate. It helps it to coat better. It's a family tradition to make them a Christmas time. Thanks for sharing! Love from your newest GFC follower, Whimsically Homemade!

  10. O my goodness! These look absolutely delish! Wish I had one right now! Happy Labor Day!

  11. My mom and I make those just about every year for Christmas, soooo good! Love them! I am a new follower, I hope you stop by my page :D


  12. oh my goodness! These look amazing. Pinning them for sure.

  13. I've never seen peanut butter balls made with Rice Krispies before. Can't wait to try these!

  14. I love stuff like this! I like how you did them in ball form instead of bar form (more chocolate all the way around!) Pinned it.

  15. Yum! This looks delish and easy to make! Just my kind of baking. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

  16. These look delish! I've made a similar version but with just powdered sugar, peanut butter, and chocolate, but I'm looking forward to trying these with the extra crunchiness of the rice krispies!

    Bonny @ http://thedomesticatedprincess.blogspot.com

  17. These remind me of so many GOOD memories. Chocolate and peanut butter. Always a fan. Great post!

  18. They look so delicious will have to try them. In the meantime hand one over, just to make sure they are as yummy as they look!!

  19. Can't wait to make these - my favorite combination! Thanks for linking up to Tempt My Tummy!

  20. Oh goodness those look like heaven! I will be trying these out! Thanks so much for linking up to Mom's Test Meal Mondays!

    1. You are being featured this week at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!! Come by & grab a button!

      Have a great weekend!


  21. Hi Sarah,
    Everytime I read one of your recipes, I start drooling. These look amazing.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  22. Omg! Drooool! These look insanely good!!!

  23. Omg!!!droool...these look insanely good!!!

  24. Ohhhh! These sound a lot like the recipe I have for Peanut butter choc squares (Which taste better than Peanut butter cups if you ask me... and they're pretty darned good!). So delish. I love the idea of having it in a little ball shape. :)

  25. I make peanut butter pops from time to time. Next time I will have to use this recipe. Ilove that it has rice crispies in it.
    Thanks for sharing at Whatcha Whipped Up!

  26. I haven't tried it with the rice crispy cereal. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope you're having a great weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  27. Oh these sound Heavenly! Yum!! Thank you so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation. I am featuring these at the link party!

  28. These look amazing! Thank you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday. I have featured you with this week's party so please stop by and grab a featured button. I can't wait to see what you share this week! http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/2012/09/blog-stalking-thursday-58.html

  29. Ok, wowza!!! These look dangerously delicious! I may be making these for our wine tasting event on Friday. Thanks for sharing! I would love to stay connected!

  30. I cannot make these. I eat them all.

  31. Yummy! I am going to try out these today, we have an 'open house' tomorrow and these look so simple to make. Thank you!

  32. I know this is an older post but I came across them on Pinterest and they remind me of my childhood! My mom used to make them! Thanks for sharing!


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