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A pile of chocolate covered peanut butter balls on a plate with a raised rim

Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies

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  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 54
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These quick and easy no-bake Peanut Butter Balls are full of crunchy Rice Krispies and covered in rich dark chocolate! If you’re looking for a sweet and satisfying snack or dessert that only uses a handful of ingredients, this is the recipe for you.


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 jar (16oz/454g) creamy peanut butter
  • 3 ½ cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • 15 ounces Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers


Make the Peanut Butter Balls

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine the butter and peanut butter and beat until completely smooth and free of lumps.
  3. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and beat until well combined. Fold in the Rice Krispie cereal.
  4. Use a small size cookie scoop and place on the baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or freeze for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the refrigerator and roll the between your hands to form a ball. When you are ready to start dipping, pop the tray in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden.

Make the Chocolate Coating

  1. Work in small batches (6 at a time) and keep the remaining peanut butter balls in the refrigerator or freezer until ready.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate wafers at 50% power in 30 second intervals; stir after each interval and continue until the chocolate is melted. Reduce microwave time as needed so the chocolate does not burn.
  3. Use a spoon to dip the balls in the chocolate, covering it completely. Then lift out of the chocolate with a form and tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place bake on the baking sheet and allow the chocolate to set completely.
  4. To add an additional chocolate drizzle, do so after the chocolate coating has set.


  • Leftover peanut butter balls should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy them within 1 week.
  • Store them in a freezer-safe container and thaw them out in the fridge for a few hours before enjoying. Don’t let them thaw for too long after freezing them or they may develop condensation. Frozen peanut butter balls will stay good for up to 3 months!
  • Be sure to use a peanut butter like Jif or Skippy. Do not use all-natural peanut butter as it’s too oily and can separate. 


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 147
  • Sugar: 11.8 g
  • Sodium: 45.4 mg
  • Fat: 9.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.1 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg