Peanut Butter Balls with Crispy PB centers

Nor M.


I actually love these more than Peanut Butter cups. This recipe has been a favorite of many for years. My Aunt usually made them in the shape of eggs at Easter time. I now make them for Easter,and for Christmas. I roll them in red and green sprinkles to be festive for Christmas. I love these so much, and it's nice to make them and fondly remember my Aunt who is no longer with us. Hope you love them as much as I do.

pinch tips: Parchment Paper Vs Wax Paper



About 24 or more


20 Min


5 Min




1 stick
melted butter or 1/2 cup
2 c
confection sugar(powdered sugar)
12 oz
peanut butter( smooth)
3 c
rice krispies
11/2 bag(s)
semi sweet chocolate chips
block of parafan wax ( you may substitute a couple of tablespoons of shortening instead

Directions Step-By-Step

Melt butter in large pan. Mix in the peanut butter until melted. Remove from heat. Mix in confection sugar and Rice Krispies thoroughly. I use gloved hands. Refrigerate for an hour, or longer. The longer you refrigerate. The easier it is to handle. Take out and make mixture in to balls .
Line cookie sheets with wax paper.
Melt chocolate chips in double boiler, or stainless steel bowl in a pan of boling water, with a 1/3 block of parra fan wax. Wax is edible. Candy manufacturer's use it in raisinettes, whoppers Etc. you can subsitute 1-2 TB shortening for wax. The balls will not be as shiny.
Remove chocolate from heat and start dipping balls in chocolate. Make sure entire ball is coated. Spoon on to wax paper sheets. You may dprinkle with colored jimmie. Roll in nuts etc. if desired. let them set on counter or refrigerate. After they set up. I store mine in a cookie tin in refrigerator. That's it!! Enjoy!!!