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Chocolate Rice Krispie Balls

Creating delectable treats like these chocolate peanut butter balls is a delightful way to indulge in the sweet pleasures of homemade goodness. The combination of creamy peanut butter, crunchy Rice Krispies, and rich chocolate creates a symphony of flavors and textures that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. With simple steps and a few key ingredients, this recipe is a must-try for any dessert lover.


  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons soft butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies cereal
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 package chocolate chips
  • 1 square sweet chocolate

Directions: Step 1: In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, soft butter, vanilla extract, Rice Krispies cereal, chopped pecans, and shredded coconut. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. Refrigerate the mixture for about 30 minutes to allow it to firm up slightly.

Step 2: After chilling, take the mixture out of the refrigerator and shape it into small balls using your hands. Place the formed balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate again for at least 1 hour to ensure they hold their shape.

Step 3: Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and sweet chocolate until smooth and creamy. Once melted, carefully dip each peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate using a fork, ensuring it’s fully coated. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off before placing the coated balls back onto the parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Step 4: Once all the balls are coated in chocolate, transfer the baking sheet to the freezer and let the chocolate set for about 15-20 minutes until firm. Once set, remove the balls from the freezer and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Enjoy these irresistible chocolate peanut butter balls as a delicious treat for yourself or share them with friends and family!


  1. Can I use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy?
    • Yes, you can use crunchy peanut butter for added texture in the balls.
  2. Can I omit the shredded coconut?
    • Absolutely! Feel free to leave out the shredded coconut if you prefer or substitute it with another ingredient like crushed graham crackers.
  3. How long do these chocolate peanut butter balls last?
    • Stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, these balls can last for up to 1-2 weeks.
  4. Can I use almond butter instead of peanut butter?
    • Yes, almond butter can be used as a substitute for peanut butter if preferred.


  1. For a decorative touch, sprinkle some finely chopped nuts or shredded coconut on top of the chocolate-coated balls before the chocolate sets.
  2. Experiment with different coatings such as crushed pretzels or sprinkles for added variety.
  3. To prevent the chocolate from seizing while melting, avoid getting any water into the chocolate during the melting process.
  4. If the peanut butter mixture is too soft to shape into balls, chill it in the freezer for a few minutes before rolling into balls for easier handling.

With these helpful tips and answers to common questions, you’re ready to create these irresistible chocolate peanut butter balls with confidence and enjoyment!

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