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Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

This is my mother in law's recipe. I used to make them for Christmas but now my daughter Brenda makes them. She was so kind as to send me this photo and allow me to share it here. These are great to pack in a small festive tin, add a ribbon and surprise someone with a delicious treat.
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 cups rice crispies
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup chocolate wafers or rosebuds
  • 3 tablespoons paraffin (optional)
  1. Mix together peanut butter, icing sugar, butter, rice crispies, and peanuts in a bowl.
  2. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll into approximately 1 inch balls. Place on pan and freeze.
  3. Melt chocolate wafers or rosebuds with 3 tbsp paraffin. (optional)
  4. Keep melted chocolate in a bowl over hot water while dipping frozen peanut butter balls.
  5. Place them on a parchment lined pan without touching until firm. 
  6. Store in a cool place.


  1. OHHH I have to have these right now. ..seriously .. .checking back at the recipe to see if I have the stuff. . .chilled. I want them chilled.

  2. Hey....I just might HAVE those ingredients right now. Looks real good there Betty! Yum.

  3. That's got to be one of the best flavors together, chocolate and peanut butter!

  4. YUM! Those look fantastic! I've seen similar recipes, but never any with rice krispies in them. Thanks for sharing, Betty!

  5. Those look yummy! Is icing sugar the same as white powdered sugar?

  6. "Hello..It's Me Again"..yes icing sugar is the same as powdered sugar.

  7. Oh, wow... this Brenda is going to have to make them, too.

    They have my favorite flavors. :)

  8. Chocolate is one of my weaknesses. They look so yummy, I will add some peanuts to my list.
    I think it looks like fun.

  9. the first time i had these they were so good that i couldn't stop....literally i ate them until it was too late...groan, tummy ache..;-(. i haven't had them since, but i think i could again...mmm, the memory of the after effects aren't as strong as the memory of the sweet treat.

  10. I've made these for years, barely managing to go a month between making them for one reason or another. They are wonderful if made a little smaller, and put into little paper candy cups, and given as gifts. You can make a bundle of them for bake sales. They pack very nicely, and tend to stay intact better than most confections I've tried over the years. I normally use flaked coconut instead of rice crispies. I'll have to try the crispies, to save money and add a crunch factor. Great idea!!

  11. My grandma used to make these but she put a maraschino in the centre. They were the best! And when her pkg of baking would come, there used to be a fight over these.


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