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Peanut Butter Balls

This peanut butter balls recipe has been passed down in our family for several generations. There's not a Christmas that goes by that we don't make them.
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30
Calories 98 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 bag chocolate chips


  • Place cereal in a baggie and use a rolling pin to crush it.
  • In a medium bowl add peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar.
  • Add the crushed cereal to the top of ingredients.
  • Mix ingredients until completely combined. It should form a dough-like ball.
  • Roll into small balls. Place in fridge for at least 2 hours.
  • Melt chocolate chips in the microwave 2/3 cup at a time. Add a splash of corn oil to melted chocolate, if needed, to thin it out.
  • Roll balls in melted chocolate and place on parchment paper.
  • Add the sprinkles and gingerbread men candy while the chocolate is still wet, optional.
  • Ready to eat when chocolate is set! You can pop them in the fridge to help speed up this process if you'd like.


Calories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 58mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 63IUCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg