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Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies

Crunchy Bliss: Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies Picture this: a bite-sized ball of peanut buttery goodness, generously coated in rich chocolate and filled with crispy Rice Krispies. These Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies are the ultimate treat, offering a delightful combination of creamy, crunchy, and chocolaty flavors. This recipe promises a sweet escape for your taste buds, making it the perfect homemade candy to enjoy or share with loved ones. Prepare to savor the irresistible crunchy bliss of these peanut butter balls.

Peanut Butter Delight

The star of this treat is the creamy peanut butter, which adds a rich and nutty flavor to every bite.

Crispy Magic

The Rice Krispies cereal provides a satisfying crunch and a hint of toasted goodness.

Substitutions and Variations:

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Nutty Twist: Roll the peanut butter balls in chopped nuts like almonds or pecans for extra crunch.

Salty Sweet: Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on top of the chocolate coating for a delightful sweet-and-salty contrast.

Fruity Surprise: Mix in some dried fruit, like raisins or chopped dried apricots, for a fruity twist.

Closing in Todd Wilbur Style

Now that you’ve discovered the crunchy bliss of Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies, it’s time to savor their peanut butter delight and crispy magic. Share them with loved ones, pack them as sweet gifts, or keep them on hand for those moments when you crave a little indulgence. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your favorite variations or serving ideas with us. Happy indulging!

Tips or Notes:

To make the chocolate coating process easier, you can use a toothpick to dip the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate.

Store the peanut butter balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep them fresh. They can also be frozen for longer storage.

Feel free to use your favorite brand of peanut butter, whether it’s creamy or crunchy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different type of cereal instead of Rice Krispies?

Absolutely! You can experiment with different cereals like crushed graham crackers, cornflakes, or crushed pretzels to add your unique twist.

Can I use white chocolate or dark chocolate for the coating?

Yes, you can use white chocolate or dark chocolate for the coating based on your preference. It will create a different flavor profile but will be equally delicious.

Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies

Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies

Recipe by Alexandra
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Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
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Ingredients

  • For Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies:
  • 1 cup 1 (250g) creamy peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (57g) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 (150g) powdered sugar

  • 2 cups 2 (60g) Rice Krispies cereal

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla extract

  • For Chocolate Coating:
  • 2 cups 2 (340g) semisweet chocolate chips

  • 2 tablespoons 2 (30g) vegetable shortening (optional, for smoother coating)

Directions

  • For Peanut Butter Balls:
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the creamy peanut butter, softened unsalted butter, powdered sugar, Rice Krispies cereal, and vanilla extract. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined and a dough forms.
  • Shape the dough into 1-inch (2.5cm) balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator and let the peanut butter balls chill for about 15-20 minutes, or until they are firm.
  • For Chocolate Coating:
  • In a microwave-safe bowl or on the stovetop, melt the semisweet chocolate chips and vegetable shortening (if using) until the mixture is smooth and glossy. Stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the peanut butter balls from the refrigerator.
  • Using a fork or a toothpick, dip each peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate, ensuring it’s completely coated. Allow any excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl.
  • Place the chocolate-coated peanut butter balls back on the parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Let the chocolate coating set by placing the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Once the chocolate is set, your Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies are ready to be enjoyed!
  • Savor the irresistible crunchy bliss of your homemade peanut butter balls.

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