Crispy Peanut Butter Balls Recipe
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Crispy Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

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I make over 40 different types of cookies and candies during the holidays for friends and family. This is one of my favorite candies to give aways as gifts.—Liz David, St. Catharines, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES: 72 servings


  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 4 cups (24 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon shortening, divided
  • 1/3 cup white baking chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 133 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until blended; gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in cereal. Shape into 1-in. balls. Refrigerate until chilled.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and 1/4 cup shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on a waxed paper-lined pan. Let stand until set.
  3. In a microwave, melt white baking chips and remaining shortening. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over candies. Refrigerate until set. Yield: 6 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Crispy Peanut Butter Balls in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2008, p64

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"I only have crunchy peanut butter. Can it be used instead of creamy?"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"I make these every year for Christmas. Once I get the balls made, I put a toothpick in each one, put in the freezer for a bit & then it's so easy to dunk them in the chocolate. I just pull the toothpick out after dunking them & use it to quickly smooth over the hole."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"These are terrific. Reminds me of a cross between a cookie and a truffle."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"These turned out great and tasted great as well. You definitely need to use shortening and not butter for the chocolate coating."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"Took these to a company Christmas Party and had lots of requests for the recipe! They were a hit!"

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