Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
- 1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
- 1-1/2 cups (9 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 4 teaspoons shortening
- In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter and marshmallow creme; add cereal and stir until well coated.
- In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Roll cereal mixture into 1-in. balls. Dip in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on a waxed paper-lined pan. Refrigerate until set.
Editor's NoteReduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 123 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Mar 30, 2013
These are fabulous! The crisp cereal gives them a wonderful crunch, different from any other peanut butter ball I have tried. Made them into an egg shape and pastel sprinkles for Easter.
Dec 17, 2012
These taste pretty good! I did add about 3/4 cup of finely crushed graham crackers to the mix. Makes quite a few...great for Christmas giving.
Dec 9, 2012
This is on the "must make" every year for Christmas, since I found it in 2003! it is my husbands favorite.
Jul 5, 2012
I've had different versions of peanut butter balls, these are by far the best!
Nov 13, 2011
These were good, but we didn't care for the consistency. Nothing crunchy at all about the filling! I'm not sure what happens to the rice cereal, but it must just disintegrate and get swallowed up by the pb and marshmallow. The filling was very marshmallowy feeling. Tasted fine, just wasn't our favorite. Maybe crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth would have helped a bit.
Dec 23, 2010
The absolute easiest and most delicious peanut butter balls ever! 5 stars NOT enough!
Dec 4, 2010
Fabulous! These delicious peanut butter balls have been on my Christmas goodie list for many years! Everyone always raves about them and requests the recipe. Also, a favorite of my picky little son.
Dec 9, 2009
I love these! My aunt makes these every Christmas and they are always the first things gone out of all of the goodie trays! I will be making them again!
Oct 5, 2009
Really messy to make, the chocolate coating turned out to be a nightmare