Ohhhh…these Chocolate Coated Krispy Peanut Butter Balls are downright delicious and they melt in your mouth – with a little bit of crunch. They are creamy, crunchy, chocolaty, peanut butterey bites of yumminess. Who would not like these?!?
This recipe has been in my repertoire of favorite sweet treats since I was in high school. Lets see… that is some 37 years ago. Yikes!! But to say that this recipe has past the test of time is an understatement. This is a “cookie” that my kids ask for Every. Single. Year.
Chocolate Coated Krispy Peanut Butter Balls come together quickly and do not need an oven since no baking is involved. Since I first started making these in high school, I can attest to the easiness of it! Plus there are only five ingredients! So easy and delicious!
My friends at Sunday Supper know that the perfect party for December is a cookie exchange! Everyone invited makes a batch of cookies to trade at the party. It’s a creative and fun way to spend some time with family and friends and take home some new recipes, too! So today we are sharing some of our favorite cookie recipes.
Chocolate Coated Krispy Peanut Butter Balls
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 pound powdered sugar
- 3 cups krispy rice cereal
- Melt butter in medium size stock pot over medium heat.
- Add peanut butter to melted butter and continue heating over medium heat and peanut butter and butter are throughly melted and blended together.
- Stir in vanilla
- Turn heat to low and stir in powdered sugar – stir with wooden spoon until mixture is well blended.
- Turn off heat and stir in krispy rice cereal. Mixture will become hard to mix, but continue stirring until everything is well blended.
- Roll mixture into small balls. My kids like them to be two bite sized.
- Melt chocolate over a double boiler.
- Dip krispy peanut butter balls into chocolate, rolling to coat.
- Set on parchment paper (or foil) to harden.
- I sprinkled mine with red and green sugar to make them a bit festive, but that is totally optional.
In the spirit of Christmas cookies my friends at Sunday Super are sharing some of their favorites. Thank you to Em from Life Tastes Good for hosting this event.
Sunday Supper’s Best Cookie Exchange Recipes
Traditional and Tasty Cookies to Share
- Candied Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies by Soulfully Made
- Cherry Chocolate Pistachio Cookies by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Chewy Pumpkin Sugar Cookies by Pies and Plots
- Coconut-Key Lime Thumbprint Cookies by Gourmet Everyday
- Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread Cookies by Jersey Girl Cooks
- Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies by Our Good Life
- German Ginger Cookies (Ingwerplätchen) by Caroline’s Cooking
- Hot Cocoa Cookies by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Italian Rainbow Cookies by April Golightly
- Orange Cardamom Cookies by Sunday Supper Movement
- Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies by Food Lust People Love
- Pumpkin Molasses Cookies by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Spiced Persimmon Cookies with Figs by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Toffee Cookies by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Fun and Festive Cookie Alternatives
- Best Ever No Bake Eggnog Truffles by Bites of Wellness
- Cappuccino Crinkles by A Little Fish in the Kitchen
- Chocolate Coated Krispy Peanut Butter Balls by Positively Stacey
- Cranberry Date Bars by Palatable Pastime
- Healthy Magic Cookie Bars by Simple and Savory
- Peppermint Pizzelle by Eat, Drink & Be Tracy
- Rainbow Biscotti Cubes by What Smells So Good?
The Sunday Supper Movement is committed to bringing our readers delicious recipes that encourage them to gather and eat together around the family table. Search for your favorite ingredients on our Sunday Supper website. Also check out the Sunday Supper Pinterest boards for plenty more ideas and inspiration.