High Heels & 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!

Ingredients:
  • 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


Directions:
  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!

-Sarah

Linking up here.

40 comments:

  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!

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

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  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.

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  4. They looks so yummy and delicious.

    Stopping by from Ginger bread sweet party.

    Check out mine here

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

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  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!!

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  7. Yummy!!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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

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  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!

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  10. O my goodness! These look absolutely delish! Wish I had one right now! Happy Labor Day!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  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

    http://inspired-kreations.blogspot.com/

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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

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

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  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!!

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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. :)

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  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!
    Dawn

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  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

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  27. Oh these sound Heavenly! Yum!! Thank you so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation. I am featuring these at the link party!
    http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/09/thursdays-temptation-33-fabulous.html
    Jill

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  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

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  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!
    xoxo

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

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  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!

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  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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