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A chocolate dessert on a plate, with Peanut butter

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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Peanut Butter Balls Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 98kcal


  • 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: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg