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Rice Krispies Peanut Butter Balls Recipe



  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
Mix peanut butter & butter together. Add powdered sugar and then the Rice Krispies.

I hope no one was planning on having PB & J tomorrow.

Holy cow. That’s 728 fat grams you’re eyein’. Good thing these are little treats.

The after-shock of baking is always pretty messy here.

14 cups Rice Krispies® – I hadn’t ever made peanut butter balls with Rice Krispies before today.

Place 6 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels & 8 tablespoons vegetable shortening into double boiler & melt slowly over a low heat, stirring often until fully melted.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Roll peanut butter mix into a zillion 1 inch balls (or, you know, about 54 if you make a single batch).

Allow to harden in a cool place. If you make a one batch, you can place them on a tray in the fridge for about 20 minutes to set the chocolate.

I’m sorry to share a recipe that isn’t new but I was so glad to be introduced to Rice Krispies peanut butter balls that I had to share it. It’s really yummy.

P.S. These can be kept in the fridge or freezer for Christmas. Package carefully so they stay pretty!

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3 Responses

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  2. tanya1234

    would like the basic recipe with syurp

  3. Thanks so much for posting this! My mum used to make these favourites when we were growing up in the 1970s and I lost my recipe. I remember she used a bit of paraffin wax (in place of the shortening) to firm up the chocolate.

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