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white glass bowl filled with peanut butter balls with rice krispies. each ball is topped with either chocolate jimmies or crushed peanuts.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies are just like your favorite Peanut Butter Balls but with a crispy filling thanks to the rice krispies! This delicious candy is great for the holidays and cookie trays! Truly, the perfect combination of sweet and salty! A must make for Christmas! // Mom On Timeout
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate covered peanut butter balls, chocolate peanut butter balls, peanut butter balls with rice krispies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 178kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 2 cups crunchy peanut butter creamy peanut butter can also be used
  • ½ cup unsalted butter 1 stick - softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar 3 to 4 cups
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 16 ounces chocolate candy coating such as Ghirardelli melting wafers, Almond Bark or CandiQuik

Decorations (Optional)

  • ¼ cup chocolate jimmies
  • ¼ cup salted peanuts roughly chopped - optional


  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine peanut butter and butter together in a large mixing bowl and mix until well combined. Stir in the vanilla extract.
    2 cups crunchy peanut butter, ½ cup unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Gradually add in the powdered sugar, half a cup at a time, until mixture is nice and smooth and you can easily form balls.
    3 cups powdered sugar
  • Stir in crispy rice cereal and use your hands if necessary to thoroughly incorporate into the peanut butter mixture.
    2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • Shape into 1 inch balls and refrigerate for 30 minutes on the prepared baking sheet. (You can also freeze for 20 minutes.)
  • Melt candy coating following melting directions on package.
    16 ounces chocolate candy coating
  • Dip the peanut butter balls into the chocolate using a toothpick or dipping tools.
  • Transfer to the parchment paper and sprinkle chopped peanuts or chocolate jimmies on top immediately.
    ¼ cup chocolate jimmies, ¼ cup salted peanuts
  • Let candy set up until the chocolate coating is firm.



Storage Information: Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
To Freeze: Flash freeze peanut butter balls for 20 minutes and then transfer to a freezer safe ziploc bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature or in refrigerator.


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg