'The first time I made this candy, I knew it was going to be a big hit,' writes Janice Brightwell, Jeffersonville, Indiana. 'My husband and friends agree it's the best they've ever tasted. It's quick and simple to prepare. I've been asked for the recipe countless times.'

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Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter and marshmallow creme; add cereal and stir until well coated. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and shortening. Microwave, uncovered, for 1-2 minutes or until chips are melted; stir until smooth.

  • Roll cereal mixture into 1-in. balls; dip in chocolate. Place on a waxed paper-lined pan. Refrigerate until set.


Reduced-fat or generic brands of peanut butter are not recommended for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

122 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 13.4g; fat 7.5g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 56.3mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (169)

Rating: 5 stars
Loved this recipe! Super easy and super good. I didn't have marshmallow cream, so, like another reviewer, substituted 18 large marshmallows, microwaved for 1 min & 30 sec to soften and added the PB. The result was perfect. Had to make another batch since the first one was devoured. Thank you for this recipe; it's a keeper! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I'm a beginner with candy so my rating may not be very fair. The balls were so soft that when I was dipping them in the chocolate, they got deformed - still soooo tasty but I think next time, I'll add more rice cereal and maybe put the peanut butter ball mixture in the fridge to let them set a bit before dipping them in the chocolate. Then, use a toothpick to dip them? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My family and I loved this recipe!!!! I added 3 cups of rice krispies instead of what it called for and I substituted white and chocolate almond bark. With a few I double dipping them with the opposite kind of flavor and on others I drizzling a little of the opposite flavor on them to make them look a little fancier. They were a total hit! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made these for a bake sale at work and they sold very quickly. I did tweak the recipe a little: I replaced the shortening with butter, added 2 cups of rice krispies instead of 1 1/2, used 20 marshmallows instead of the marshmallow creme, combined pieces of a toblerone bar with chocolate chips and a bit of milk and added chopped peanuts on top. I also put the mixture in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes before making the balls. And I used a measuring spoon (1 tbs) to form the balls (so the bottom was flat). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
The kids and I did a trial run for Christmas Cookie platters. I used a name-brand chunky peanut butter in this recipe, I made no other changes. Turned out awesome. The kids and husband RAVED about this treat. Out of the whole batch--there's less than ten leftover. This treat is a keeper. NOTE: If you chill your krispie balls slightly before rolling them in chocolate, it makes them much easier to handle/coat. Also, using a fork under them to dip helps the excess chocolate to drip off. If you make a flat side on the bottom of each ball after you roll them, that will help it to sit flat on the fork as you dip it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My husband loved these, and I thought they were a great mix of chocolate, chewy, and crunchy. I used 2 cups of rice krispies (trying to get rid of what I had left in the box!) and the chocolate bark coating instead of chocolate chips. My husband rated them 5 stars and his only suggestion was to make them into patties instead of balls to make them easier to eat. They are going into my Christmas candy recipe box! Thanks for sharing Janice! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
i used 4 cups of mini marshmallows instead of marshmallow creme and they turned out great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These are just amazing! Brought them to a Christmas party and everybody loved them and asked for the recipe (did not want to give it because it was just so easy!). I did refrigerate them before dipping in chocolate as others have mentioned. Also just to add a decorative flare, melted some white chocolate and drizzled on top! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I was given these as a Christmas gift from a co-worker last year and loved them! I immediately asked for the recipe and to my surprise, they are very easy to make!! I made them for my family Christmas get together and my entire family loved them!! I did not change the rice crispie amount. Before dipping in chocolate, I let them cool in the fridge for 5-10 mins. Read More