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Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls

"'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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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 30 servings

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Directions

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

Footnotes

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

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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...

Most helpful critical review

Thought these were just okay - not crazy about the marshmellow fluff flavor/texture - will try a recipe with powdered sugar as the sweetener next time.

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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...

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...

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 o...

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 m...

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 abo...

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 ...

i used 4 cups of mini marshmallows instead of marshmallow creme and they turned out great!

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 befor...

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 Ch...