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Rice Krispie Peanut Butter Balls

Rice Krispie Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Rice Krispies cereal 🌾
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter πŸ₯œ
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar 🍚
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 🧈
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted for dipping 🍫
  • Optional: Sprinkles or crushed peanuts for decoration 🎨

Directions:

  1. Mixing the Ingredients:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the Rice Krispies, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and melted butter.
  • Stir until the mixture is well combined and sticks together.
  1. Shaping the Balls:
  • Scoop out tablespoon-sized portions and roll them into balls.
  • Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  1. Chilling:
  • Chill the balls in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm up.
  1. Dipping in Chocolate:
  • Once chilled, dip each ball into melted chocolate, using a fork to help coat them evenly.
  • Allow the excess chocolate to drip off before returning them to the baking sheet.
  1. Decoration (Optional):
  • If desired, immediately sprinkle with decorative sprinkles or crushed peanuts while the chocolate is still wet.
  1. Final Refrigeration:
  • Refrigerate the balls for another 30 minutes or until the chocolate has set.
  1. Serving:
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature for a sweet and crunchy treat! 🍫πŸ₯œ

Preparation and Cooking Time:

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 150 kcal per ball
  • Servings: 20 balls

Tips:

  • Ensure the peanut butter is at room temperature for easier mixing.
  • Use a cookie scoop to create uniform-sized balls.
  • Place the balls in the freezer for a quicker setting of the chocolate coating.
  • Experiment with different types of chocolate for dipping, such as dark or white chocolate.
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FAQs:

Q: Can I use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy?
A: Yes, you can use crunchy peanut butter for added texture.

Q: How should I store these peanut butter balls?
A: Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week for best freshness.

Q: Can I make these ahead of time?
A: Absolutely! These peanut butter balls can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve.