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Peanut Butter Balls

close up shot of a bowl of chocolate dipped 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 this no-bake treat.
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30
Calories 98 kcal


  • cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1⅔ cups powdered sugar
  • 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 ⅔ 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 while the chocolate is still wet, optional.
  • They are ready to eat when chocolate is set. You can pop them in the fridge to help speed up this process if you'd like.


TIP: This recipe is super easy to double, freezes really well, and makes excellent gifts to share.
TIP: If you are rolling the balls with your hands and are finding that it is sticky work, cover your hands with a light dusting of powdered sugar to prevent the peanut butter from sticking to you.
TIP: The chocolate has to be quite hot and the peanut butter balls really cold for the chocolate to stick properly. If you find it is taking too much time, you may want to keep the peanut butter balls in the fridge and only take a few out at a time to work with.


Sodium: 58mgCalcium: 4mgVitamin A: 63IUSugar: 7gFiber: 1gPotassium: 58mgCholesterol: 5mgCalories: 98kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 6gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 9gIron: 1mg