Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

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Made with krispy rice cereal and dipped in chocolate and butterscotch chips, these peanut butter candies are delicious.
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About 4 dozen candies SERVINGS


  • 1 pound confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened but not melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 3 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) chocolate, peanut butter or butterscotch baking chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening


  • In a large bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, butter, vanilla and peanut butter, and mix well. Add cereal, and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Roll mixture into 1-inch balls, and place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight.
  • In the top of a double boiler set over gently boiling water, heat baking chips and shortening until melted and smooth, stirring often.
  • Remove peanut butter balls from refrigerator, and dip them in the melted mixture. Place on cookie sheets lined with waxed paper, and allow coating to set.
  • Once coating is set, store candy in tightly covered containers or zipper-seal plastic bags at room temperature.Make sure to stock up on holiday goodies this year! See Easy Christmas Candy Recipes and Holiday Cookie Recipes for more ideas.