How do you make easy peanut butter balls?


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An easy recipe for peanut butter balls calls for simple ingredients, including peanut butter, butter and confectioners' sugar for the filling, with the option of adding crisp rice cereal if a crunchy texture is desired. The coating for the peanut butter balls is made using semisweet chocolate chips, white baking chips and shortening.

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How do you make easy peanut butter balls?
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Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

These peanut butter balls are perfect for snacking anytime and are a must-have at holiday get-togethers.

Prep Time: 40 mins. plus chilling

Cook Time: 5 mins.

Ready In: 2 hrs.


  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3 3/4 cups powdered confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 4 cups plus 1 teaspoon shortening divided
  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup white baking chips
  1. Combine the ingredients
  2. Combine the peanut butter and butter in a large bowl until it is blended well. Beat the powdered sugar in and blend until smooth. Add the cereal.

  3. Shape into balls
  4. Form 1-inch balls using the mixture. Refrigerate the peanut butter balls until chilled.

  5. Melt the chocolate chips
  6. Melt the chocolate chips with 1/4 cup of the shortening in a microwave. Stir the mixture until smooth.

  7. Dip the balls
  8. Dip the balls in the chocolate mixture and allow excess chocolate to drip off. Place the balls in pan lined with wax paper. Allow to stand until the chocolate is set.

  9. Melt the white chocolate and drizzle over the balls
  10. Melt the white chocolate and the remaining shortening. Drizzle it over the balls. Refrigerate the balls until set.

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