These easy to make Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Balls are thickly coated in chocolate and covered in sprinkles. You just need 5 ingredients to make them and they make a lovely edible Christmas gift for a peanut butter fan!
These easy, no bake peanut butter balls (truffles) make a lovely homemade Christmas gift for peanut butter lovers.
If you like Reece’s peanut butter cups, then you are sure to love these!
I’ve added rice krispies to these peanut butter balls for a little crunchy texture. So good!
I make these peanut butter truffles every Christmas – they have become a tradition in my household.
INGREDIENT LIST FOR maKING peanut butter rice krispie balls
You can use either salted or unsalted butter in this recipe. Just make sure it’s nice and soft – if you use butter straight from the fridge it won’t incorporate with the peanut butter and icing sugar.
I don’t recommend a natural peanut butter for this recipe – you need a creamy peanut butter like Skippy or Sunpat.
Icing (Confectioners’) sugar
A little icing sugar adds sweetness and helps to bind everything together.
Rice Krispies add a little texture and crunch. Make sure your Krispies are as fresh as possible – if they have been sitting in the cupboard for a while they might be a little stale.
Try and use the best chocolate you can for the coating – it really does make a big difference. I wouldn’t use anything labelled “cooking chocolate”.
Brands I love to use are Callebaut or Belcolade, but there are also some really nice supermarket brands. Use whatever you love!
I like to sprinkle a few Christmas sprinkles on top for a festive look.
How to make peanut butter rice krispie balls
It’s super simple. First of all, you need to mix the soft butter, peanut butter and icing sugar together for a couple of minutes until it’s nice and creamy.
Add the rice krispies and mix well. That’s it!
Shaping the peanut butter balls
Now we need to shape the mixture into balls. Using your hands, roll tablespoon sizes pieces of the mixture (you can make them smaller if you wish) into balls and place on a tray lined with baking parchment.
The peanut butter balls are now ready for dipping into some melted chocolate! If they seem a little soft, pop them in the fridge while you prepare the chocolate coating.
The mixture is too soft to roll into balls!
I’ve never had this problem, but in case you find the peanut butter is too soft to roll, pop it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or so before trying again.
Melt the chocolate
Place the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl placed over a pan of barely simmering water and allow to melt. Once the chocolate has almost completely melted, gently stir until smooth and glossy.
Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave – just make sure the chocolate doesn’t overheat. It the chocolate becomes too hot, it will seize and become grainy.
Coating the peanut butter balls
I find it easiest to rest the peanut butter balls on the prongs of a fork – then dip them in the chocolate, turning them a couple of times so the ball is thickly coated in chocolate.
Place the chocolate coated truffles on a plate lined with baking parchment, add sprinkles of your choice and chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours or until the chocolate has set.
Can you freeze peanut butter balls?
Yes. Place the peanut butter balls in a tupperware container with a lid and freeze for up to one month.
more easy, no bake treats to try
- 200g smooth or crunchy peanut butter
- 75g soft butter
- 200g icing sugar
- 75g Rice crispies
- 300g dark or milk chocolate
- Beat the peanut butter, soft butter and icing sugar together until smooth and combined. Stir in the rice crispies.
- Roll the mixture into balls roughly the size of a walnut.
Pop the peanut butter balls in the fridge while you melt the chocolate over a pan of simmering water.
- When the chocolate is completely smooth and melted, use a fork to dip the peanut butter balls in the chocolate, turning to coat evenly. Place on a piece of baking parchment and decorate with sprinkles of your choice before the chocolate sets.
- Pop the peanut butter balls in the fridge for around 1 hour or until the chocolate has set.
Nutrition InformationYield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 274Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 14mgSodium 131mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 2gSugar 23gProtein 5g
Calories and nutritional information are provided by a third party application and should be viewed as indicative figures only.