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June 20, 2013

Peanut Butter Crunch Balls

Hey friends. I've been M.I.A. in June on the blog, but this week I've done a couple posts already and I think I'm back on track. For now, anyway.

For this month's Surprise Recipe Swap, I was assigned to Krista's blog, A Handful of Everything.  


She's got some great recipes in her archive... all kinds of breads, desserts, and main dishes! It was hard to narrow it down, what with recipes like Sweetheart Strawberries and Cream Scones, Homemade Pretzel Rolls, and Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites. But her Peanut Butter Balls really screamed at me.

I loved the sweetness of the peanut butter and chocolate. And the rice krispies added a nice crunch. These were delicious! 

Peanut Butter Crunch Balls
adapted from A Handful of Everything
  • 2 and 1/2 cups Rice Krispies (I used chocolate Rice Krispies)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 12 oz bag of chocolate candy melts (I used Wilton's)
In a large bowl, combine the Rice Krispies and powdered sugar. 

In a saucepan, melt the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Remove from heat and immediately pour into the sugar/Rice Krispies mixture.  Using a large spoon mix well until an even consistency. 

Line a baking sheet with wax paper.  Form teaspoon-size balls (mine were bigger!). The mixture will be kind of crumbly so just squeeze them a few times, roll them between your palms and into a ball shape.  After you have used up all your mixture, place in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour or until firm.

Melt your chocolate in a microwavable bowl according to package directions, mixing well. Dip the chilled peanut butter balls into the chocolate.  Using a spoon, roll it around completely coating it with chocolate and then and place it back on the wax paper to set. Pop them in the freezer to help them set quicker.

Printable Recipe

You know that little bit of goodness that stays in the pot after you've scraped out what you could? I may or may not have eaten that melted butter and peanut butter straight from the pot. What? I couldn't let that go to waste. Can you blame me?

Make these! 

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Peace, and bacon grease!


Jutta Lenihan said...

Desi, I am so happy to have you with us on the swap! You always pick such great dishes. The balls look scrumptious and I wouldn't mind having a couple right now :)

Angie's Recipes said...

wow I love these peanut butter balls! Scrumptious!

CBinLB said...

Wow, these look great. And easy! Is there any way to "pin" the recipe on Pinterest?

Desi said...

@CBinLB - Hi and thank you! There was no email to reply to your comment so hopefully you come back to see this... you have to have the pin it button saved up on your toolbar... go to this link below and it will walk you thru it, once there you can scroll down to see how to do it with other browsers besides chrome... then when you add the button to your toolbar you just click on it when you're on my page, it will display a list of photos for you to choose from to pin, and then you can pin it to a board. Voila! Hope that helps :)


Unknown said...

I know this has to be good because it's like a Reeses bar. Thank you for sharing on our BBQ Block Party

Krista said...

Miss Desi! I'm so glad that you loved these :) What a fabulous idea to use Chocolate Rice Krispies, I love it! I'm so happy to have been your SRS Partner this month! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

Mostly Food and Crafts said...

Yum! Bookmarked these to make with the kids!

Anonymous said...

Wow and yum! I've made buckeye balls before, but haven't used Rice Krispies. I'll have to try this version. I'm visiting from the Just Us Four link party.

Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

Run DMT said...

Oh wow. Another winner! YUM!

Unknown said...

Oh mah gah. You had me at Rice Krispies. These are awesome!!

Michelle Day said...

Great recipe pick for the swap! These look amazing! Can't wait to try this one on the family :)

Miz Helen said...

Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Chris said...

Dang, you! These look great and I don't like sweets!

Lois Christensen said...

These look delicious! Thank you for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday!

Morsels of Life | CJ Huang said...

These truffles sound scrumptious! And the cocoa krispies sound like a fun addition. :)

Adelina Priddis said...

These look fun to make with kids.
Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I just wanted to let you know I am featuring you this week. I would love for you to grab my button to add to the post or your sidebar. I would love for you to share your news of being featured on your social media. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
Have a great week!
Hugs! Cathy

Michelle B said...

These are no ordinary PB balls. Right on with the rice krispies! My dad would love 'em. Thank you for linking!
Michelle @Ms. enPlace

Unknown said...

Wanted to stop by and let you know that your awesome recipe was a Fabulous 5 Feature at this weeks The Weekend re-Treat Link Party! Check it out here: http://thebestblogrecipes.com/2013/06/fabulous-5-features-from-link-party-21-22.html Also pinned while I was here tonight too!

Hope you'll stop back by this weekend and link up to the party that just went LIVE!


Amber @ DessertNowDinnerLater.com said...

Ooh I like the rice krispies in these! Sounds tasty! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #18!

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

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Kayla's Creations said...

Oh Yum! These look so so good! I'm stopping by to let you know that you have been featured at the circle of faith link party!
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Ali @ Jamhands.net said...

Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

Plain Chicken said...

These look great! I can't wait to try them.

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