Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

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By Linda Smith | Oct 5, 2015

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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



  • 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.
Published on Oct 5, 2015