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
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine the butter and peanut butter and beat until completely smooth and free of lumps.
- Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and beat until well combined. Fold in the Rice Krispie cereal.
- Use a small size cookie scoop and place on the baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or freeze for 15 minutes.
- 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
- Work in small batches (6 at a time) and keep the remaining peanut butter balls in the refrigerator or freezer until ready.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: No Bake
- Cuisine: American
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