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. says

    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. says

    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!!

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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. :)

  5. says

    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!

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