RICE KRISPIES Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

RICE KRISPIES Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Nothing brings a smile to my face quite like reminiscing about childhood treats, especially those shared around a bustling kitchen table. Today, I’m thrilled to share a recipe that marries the playful crunch of RICE KRISPIES with the timeless pairing of chocolate and peanut butter: Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls. This delightful treat has been a hit in my family, conjuring up cozy memories of holiday gatherings and weekend kitchen experiments.

It all started one rainy afternoon when my niece, determined to create a snack for her school bake sale, spotted a box of RICE KRISPIES in the pantry. Her eyes lit up with the kind of inspiration only a 10-year-old can have. We decided to jazz up our usual peanut butter balls by adding these crispy cereals, and the result was nothing short of spectacular! The addition provided a satisfying crunch that perfectly complemented the creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate.

This no-bake recipe is wonderfully simple, requiring just a few pantry staples and about 15 minutes of your time. It’s perfect for those moments when you’re craving something sweet but don’t want to deal with the hassle of firing up the oven. Plus, it’s a fantastic recipe to make with kids—they love getting their hands messy rolling the mixture into balls and dipping them into luscious melted chocolate.

Each bite of these Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls is a blend of textures and flavors that are sure to delight. Whether you’re making them for a party, as a treat for your family, or just for yourself (no judgment here!), they’re guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. So, grab your apron, and let’s dive into the fun and simplicity of this scrumptious treat. Trust me, you won’t be able to stop at just one!

Ho To make RICE KRISPIES Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ½ cups RICE KRISPIES® cereal
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Directions:

First off, in a large bowl, mix together the creamy peanut butter, RICE KRISPIES cereal, and powdered sugar until everything’s nicely blended.

Once you’ve got that all mixed up, start shaping the mixture into small, bite-sized balls and pop them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Next up, let those little balls hang out in the freezer for about 10 minutes so they can firm up a bit. While they’re chilling, grab a microwave-safe bowl and toss in your chocolate chips and coconut oil. Zap them in the microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring in between until it’s all melted and smooth.

Once your chocolate is all melty and irresistible, dunk each peanut butter ball into it, giving them a nice even coating. Then, plop them back onto the baking sheet.

Now, slide those chocolate-coated beauties into the fridge for about 10 minutes or until the chocolate sets.

And there you have it! Your delicious RICE KRISPIES Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are ready to be devoured!

FAQ:

What is Rice Krispy made of?

Rice Krispy treats, commonly known as Rice Krispies treats, are primarily made from puffed rice cereal, which is then mixed with melted marshmallows and butter. Additionally, these treats often incorporate vanilla extract for flavoring, making them a simple yet delightful snack.

Is Rice Krispie Treats Rice?

Yes, Rice Krispie treats are made with puffed rice, which is a form of rice that has been cooked under high pressure. However, the final treat is more than just rice; it includes marshmallows and butter, transforming the crispy rice into a sweet and chewy snack.

Are Rice Krispies vegan?

Traditional Rice Krispies cereal itself is not considered vegan because it contains vitamin D3, which is derived from animal sources. Consequently, Rice Krispies treats, which are made from the cereal combined with butter and marshmallows, are also non-vegan. Vegans should look for alternatives or vegan recipes that substitute these ingredients with plant-based options.

Who invented Rice Crispy?

Rice Krispies treats were invented in 1939 by Mildred Day and a team at the Kellogg Company. They were created as a fund-raising project for the Camp Fire Girls, which is a youth organization. The snack was an immediate hit and quickly became a popular treat across the United States.

Do Rice Krispies have egg?

No, Rice Krispies cereal does not contain egg. The basic ingredients of Rice Krispies include rice, sugar, salt, and malt flavoring. None of these are egg-based, making the cereal suitable for those who avoid eggs in their diet.

RICE KRISPIES Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

RICE KRISPIES Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Satisfy your sweet tooth with our simple and scrumptious Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls recipe, featuring creamy peanut butter and crunchy RICE KRISPIES —ready in just 15 minutes!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 353 kcal
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Ingredients
  

  • - 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • - ½ cup chocolate chips
  • - ½ cup powdered sugar
  • - 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • - 1 ½ cups RICE KRISPIES cereal

Instructions
 

  • First off, grab a large bowl and toss in the RICE KRISPIES® cereal, creamy peanut butter, and powdered sugar. Mix it all up real nice.
  • Now, let's shape that mixture into some small balls and lay them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Pop those babies into the freezer for about 10 minutes so they can get nice and firm.
  • While they're chilling, grab a microwave-safe bowl and toss in the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave 'em in 30-second bursts, stirring each time until you've got a smooth chocolate sauce.
  • Time to dip! Take each peanut butter ball and coat it evenly in that luscious melted chocolate. Lay 'em back down on the baking sheet.
  • Now, stick those beauties in the fridge for another 10 minutes or until the chocolate sets.
  • Once they're all set, serve 'em up and enjoy the chocolaty, peanut buttery goodness!
Keyword Krispie, Peanut Butter, rice
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