Friday, December 14, 2012

Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

Last year I shared a recipe for French Cookies that is a must-make this time of year for the holidays.  While that is a true statement, there is one other recipe that makes holiday baking complete: peanut butter chocolate balls.

I remember making this recipe as a kid and it seemed like it took the whole day – mix it up, shape into balls, let  chill, dip in chocolate.  I’m not sure if we doubled the batch or if we were just slow workers back then but I also remember that the long, hard day of work completely paid off when we ate our weight in peanut butter chocolate balls.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

I crave these babies this time of year.  And when I invited some friends over last weekend to do some holiday baking, you better believe that this recipe was one of the first on my list.  I’ll share a little more about that baking party on Monday but I couldn’t wait one more minute to share this recipe.

This is a holiday must for me, it’s a perfect recipe to include kids in the kitchen and they make perfect gifts for friends and neighbors.  Also, if you are a Biscoff fan, swap the peanut butter for Biscoff in these and you’ll be in heaven!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

Yield: 40-50 balls

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 2-3 hours (includes chill time)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls, aka, Buckeyes, with a crunchy twist. Simple, no-bake and totally addicting!

Ingredients:

2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, melted
12 ounces (1 1/2 cups) powdered sugar
5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
20 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Mix the peanut butter, butter and sugar in a large bowl until blended. Add the cereal and mix thoroughly.

Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls and place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet; I use a small cookie scoop. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over low heat. Dip the prepared peanut butter balls into the chocolate and refrigerate until firm. Store at room temperature.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

 

53 Responses to “Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls”

  1. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — December 14, 2012 @ 6:04 am

    Peanut butter + Chocolate = My happy place.

  2. #
    Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine — December 14, 2012 @ 6:58 am

    Cassie these look gorgeous! What stunning photographs! So simple – good for stressed out holiday bakers!

  3. #
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — December 14, 2012 @ 7:06 am

    One of my very favorite things to make at Christmas. YUM! A plate of these would make me a very happy girl!

  4. #
    Rachel Cooks — December 14, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    Love these with Rice Krispies, they make them less rich than buckeyes! Yummmy….

  5. #
    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — December 14, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    Score! Someone brought these to the office yesterday and I totally went to town. :) These are so great as a holiday treat.

  6. #
    Victoria — December 14, 2012 @ 7:33 am

    confirmed. They are awesome.

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — December 14, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    Cassie, these are one of my favorite holiday recipes too! A dear friend in college threw a cookie party every Christmas and these were her signature. I’ve craved them every year since! Pass me the whole plate and a glass of milk please :-)

  8. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — December 14, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    What a great idea using rice krispies…I feel like I could eat more of them! ;)

  9. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — December 14, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    We make the same thing minus the rice krispies every year! I love the addition of the rice krispies, so we may have to switch it up this year!

  10. #
    Blog is the New Black — December 14, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    I make these with pretzels and they are basically my favorite thing EVER!

  11. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — December 14, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    Uhhh, I could eat these all day long!

  12. #
    Angie — December 14, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    These look amazing! Perfect for gift giving!

  13. #
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — December 14, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    Peanut Butter balls are a year round treat for me! But definitely need them now too.

  14. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 14, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    Love Buckeye anything (or Biscoff anything) and with the Rice Krispies, nice touch to add texture. Love it!

  15. #
    Audra@the-baker-chick — December 14, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    Yum. I love buckeyes but always want a little more chocolate to pnb ratio. This sounds perfect!

  16. #
    Chelsea {Whatcha Makin' Now?} — December 14, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    Love the use of rice krispies! Great idea!

  17. #
    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — December 14, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    these are some of my favorites!

  18. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — December 14, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    So fun, my family makes a recipe very similar to this. Love that Rice Krispies crunch!

  19. #
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — December 14, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    Peanut butter and chocolate are the best combination ever invented. This just seems super awesome!!

  20. #
    JulieD — December 14, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    Woah, this looks awesome, Cassie!!

  21. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — December 14, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    Oh Cassie I think I am in heaven. I’ve eaten so many cookies lately that I just crave other chocolatey goodies.

  22. #
    Kathryn — December 14, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    Love the crunchy addition of rice krispies to these; they sound like the perfect holiday treat!

  23. #
    Nancy/SpicieFoodie — December 14, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    I too would crave them and often. Thanks for sharing the recipe sounds great!

  24. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — December 14, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    These are definitely a must around the holidays – love them!

  25. #
    Bailey @ Bailey Bakes — December 14, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    Oooh, these are so GOOD. Love them with rice krispies. Perfect combo.

  26. #
    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — December 14, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    These are definitely the first thing I eye up and snag on a baking platter…perfect holiday decadence!

  27. #
    Kelly — December 14, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

    Yum!! These look amazing!! :)

  28. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — December 14, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite combo! I could eat all of these!

  29. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — December 14, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

    As an Ohio native, I love these! Buckeyes!

  30. #
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — December 14, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

    Wow, so easy and the flavors are so amazing together! Plus the crunch from the cereal. Wonderful Cassie!

  31. #
    kale — December 14, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    no bake: love that!

  32. #
    Anita at Hungry Couple — December 14, 2012 @ 10:58 pm

    First you said my favorite thing which is peanut butter. Then you followed it with my second favorite thing which is chocolate. I would say that these balls would be high on my list of favorite things!

  33. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — December 14, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

    I can never say no to anything with PB & chocolate!

  34. #
    Julia {The Roasted Root} — December 15, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    Peanut butter balls!!! I’ve been meaning to make a peanut butter treat lately and these balls look wonderful! I love that you use rice krispies for a nice crunch…sweet, salty, crunchy…YUM!

  35. #
    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen — December 15, 2012 @ 8:55 pm

    I am craving something like this right now…

    They look SO good!

  36. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — December 16, 2012 @ 2:05 am

    Wow, these look dangerous! I sure could use a dozen of these right now at midnight!

  37. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — December 16, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    These are at the top of my list of favorites!

  38. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — December 16, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Holy nom! I forsee myself making these for a party and then quickly developing a sharing complex. All mine!!

  39. #
    Laura — December 16, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    Biscoff replaces PB? Not the RC? What holds them together if Biscoff, butter, powdered sugar & RC.

    Thx

  40. #
    Laura — December 16, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    Thx 4 quick reply. Sounds great. I thought Biscoff was a cookie.

  41. #
    Baking Serendipity — December 16, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    The Christmas treats I always made as a kid are still my favorites now :) My family has made buckeyes before, but never with the rice krispie twist. Definitely want to try this!

  42. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — December 16, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

    i’ll say it once and i’ll say it FOREVER. Chocolate and peanut butter can do NO wrong!!! Cassie these look simply incredible! wow.

  43. #
    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — December 16, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    You can never go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate, but adding Rice Krispies makes it even better! Love these. :D

  44. #
    Angela @ AnotherBitePlease — December 17, 2012 @ 6:29 am

    these were one of my favorites to make for Christmas treats…love the flavors and the crunch of the krispi treats!

  45. #
    Ashley - Baker by Nature — December 17, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    Oh my goodness, Cassie! These look…AMAZING! MUST TRY.

  46. #
    Kate@Diethood — December 18, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    Nothing, and I mean nothing, is better than chocolate paired up with PB! :) I know that I would take a bowl of these and hide .. wouldn’t want anyone to judge me on how fast I stuffed my face! ;)

  47. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — December 18, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

    These are one of my favorite treats every year and I haven’t made them yet!

  48. #
    Rita Bennett — December 23, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

    We make these every year for Christmas and now my Mom makes them by special request for my grandson (her great grand) for his birthday in August. Also we discovered that if you use a plastic fork the the 2 middle tines broken off it makes a great dipper and you don’t have the toothpick holes on top.

    • Cassie replied: — December 24th, 2012 @ 8:47 am

      Thanks for the tip, Rita, that is a great idea!

  49. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — December 26, 2012 @ 2:47 am

    Aww, we wanna see the inside! :) I can imagine it must be awesome, though. And French cookies? I have no idea what those are. Gonna go check them out!

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