The kids (and everyone) loves these. These can be placed in the fridge; however, I try to keep them (for as long as they keep!!) in a cool place.

Edna
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, crispy rice cereal, and melted butter.

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  • Roll into balls and place on wax paper til all mixture is used.

  • Melt chocolate chips and shortening together. Dip balls into this mixture, set on wax paper again and let harden.

Nutrition Facts

275.8 calories; 6.2 g protein; 25 g carbohydrates; 7.6 mg cholesterol; 138.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2005
Very good - reminds me of my mom's Peanut Butter balls! My only comments - I would refrigerate a the mix (dough) a few minutes before trying to form into balls otherwise they're a sticky mess. Secondly 1 cup choc. chips just b-a-r-e-l-y covered all of them (I got 29 balls - FYI). Might want to dip sparingly or add a 1/4 c. choc chips to the recipe. Otherwise great and easy! enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/27/2014
The proportions of the ingredients in this recipe are really off. Prepared as written results in a sticky mess. I had to chill the mixture to roll into balls. I had to chill the balls in order to dip them in the chocolate. The recipe should call for more rice krispies and powdered sugar to alleviate the stickiness. More chocate was needed for dipping too. The result was fair at best. Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2005
Very good - reminds me of my mom's Peanut Butter balls! My only comments - I would refrigerate a the mix (dough) a few minutes before trying to form into balls otherwise they're a sticky mess. Secondly 1 cup choc. chips just b-a-r-e-l-y covered all of them (I got 29 balls - FYI). Might want to dip sparingly or add a 1/4 c. choc chips to the recipe. Otherwise great and easy! enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2005
Very good - reminds me of my mom's Peanut Butter balls! My only comments - I would refrigerate a the mix (dough) a few minutes before trying to form into balls otherwise they're a sticky mess. Secondly 1 cup choc. chips just b-a-r-e-l-y covered all of them (I got 29 balls - FYI). Might want to dip sparingly or add a 1/4 c. choc chips to the recipe. Otherwise great and easy! enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2008
These are good little morsels that taste like peanut butter cups. Definitely increase the chocolate by at least another 1/4 cup. I highly recommend refrigerating the formed balls for a little bit to help firm them up. It really helped when dipping them into the warm chocolate. I think I will crush the cereal a little next time. Kids loved them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2010
I have used a recipe very similiar to this for years. I put mini paper cups inside of mini-cupcake pans and pat the rice crispie mixture into the bottom then top with chocolate. Easier to freeze, store and transport. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2007
These are great! I would make one suggestion - you can crush the krispies for a smoother filling. We made little mice shapes and garnished with half peanuts for ears and a pretzel stick tail. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2005
This was a great recipe - I made them for Christnas Day and everyone ate them up quickly. Only thing I did differently (just because it was easier and quicker) was that I drizzled the chocolate over the top of the balls instead of dunking and covering them completely. They turned out very pretty and there was plenty of chocolate left over. These will definately be made again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2005
4. These are great! My 5 yr old helped me and could almost do the whole thing herself which is really nice to find recipes that kids can make. She loved eating them too. The only thing I would like to point out about the recipe to others trying it it says it makes 24 so I tripled it because I needed more and I got 82 that are 1-1 1/2 inches wide. Not that I mind having more than I needed..:)just wanted people to know it makes quite a bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
This recipe is very very tasty! I used it to make 2 very large Easter eggs and a bunch of small ones (I doubled the recipe). The larger your balls the less chocolate you're going to need! Just a heads up. I used crunchy peanut butter and wish I hadn't--it made it quite a bit harder to get the eggs to hold their shape. I also took other reviewers' advice and squished my rice krispies (which had about a 1/4c. cornflakes in too...didn't want to open another box & cornflakes were open). Another thing...I have been replacing half of our real sugar with fake sugar for a long time now so this candy with its full amount of powdered sugar was almost too rich for me. I'm going to do something about that next time but I'm not going to just omit the sugar because the recipe really NEEDS the powder there to help make the PB workable. Might just change out for Splenda or maybe use a sugar-free PB (assuming I can find a decent brand bleh). I'd recommend this tasty recipe to anyone! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2007
Very good. Made this like the oreo balls type of cookie. Put the mix in the freezer and used a bit at a time while lettting it get firmer. Also used chocolate almond bark instead of choc. chips since we were out. Good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2011
Very good peanut butter balls. The crisped rice cereal gives them a nice slightly crunchy texture. I prefer these to the 'smoother' pb balls. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/27/2014
The proportions of the ingredients in this recipe are really off. Prepared as written results in a sticky mess. I had to chill the mixture to roll into balls. I had to chill the balls in order to dip them in the chocolate. The recipe should call for more rice krispies and powdered sugar to alleviate the stickiness. More chocate was needed for dipping too. The result was fair at best. Read More
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