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No-Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Balls

No-Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Balls – Deliciously creamy peanut butter balls loaded with crispy rice cereal, and coated in a chocolate shell!

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Did you guys enjoy my recipe for No-Bake Peanut Butter Truffles? Well, today I have made them even better. I’ve turned them into Peanut Butter Crunch Balls!

A small glass bowl filled with peanut butter crunch balls.

Ingredients for No-Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Balls:

  • unsalted butter
  • smooth peanut butter
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • icing/powdered sugar
  • crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies)
  • milk, dark, or white chocolate

To make these into Peanut Butter Crunch Balls, I simply folded 2 cups of crispy rice cereal into the mix. They make these bites incredibly crispy and chewy. A perfect combination with peanut butter and chocolate!

To coat these Peanut Butter Balls, you can use any type of chocolate you like! Milk chocolate, white, dark, semi-sweet. Pick a chocolate you enjoy eating on its own.

Overhead shot of peanut butter crunch balls in a small glass bowl with one cut in half.
Peanut butter crunch balls in a small glass bowl with one cut in half.
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Overhead shot of peanut butter crunch balls in a small glass bowl with one cut in half.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Balls

Yield: 40 -45 balls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Deliciously creamy peanut butter balls loaded with crispy rice cereal, and coated in a chocolate shell!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (250g) smooth peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups (375g) icing/powdered sugar
  • 2 cups (50g) crispy rice cereal
  • 16 oz (450g) milk, dark or white chocolate, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy. Add the peanut butter, vanilla, and salt, and beat until smooth and combined.
  2. Add the icing sugar, and beat on low until combined. Fold in the crispy rice cereal. The mixture will be crumbly, but you should be able to roll into balls.
  3. Roll the dough mixture into 1-inch balls (about 0.5oz each), and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. You should have about 40 - 45 balls.
  4. Refrigerate until firm - about 1 hour.
  5. Add the chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl, and heat in 20 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth. Leave to cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Dip each peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate, and place back onto the baking tray. Allow to set in the fridge before serving.

Notes

Balls can be kept in an airtight container, layered between parchment or wax paper, in the fridge for up to 1 week. They also freeze well for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 45 balls Serving Size: 1 ball
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Rachael

Friday 23rd of March 2018

My boyfriend LOVES pb & I’m planning on making these! Is there any way I could add protein powder into these?? I know with baking it’s difficult to add protein but I figured with this it wouldn’t matter because it’s no- bake?

Marsha

Saturday 24th of March 2018

Hi Rachael! You can! If I was to add 1/2 cup protein powder, I would only use 2 1/2 cups of icing/powdered sugar, instead of 3. Enjoy! :)

Kristin

Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Made these and split the recipe in 3 prior to adding cereal. Made cereal balls, plain and pretzel I love sweet and salty!

Marsha

Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Love it! I'm so glad you enjoyed them! :)

Boyan Minchev

Tuesday 11th of July 2017

Ooooo these peanut butter balls look amazing, great recipe, thank you for sharing this dessert with us.

Nadine Porter

Monday 5th of June 2017

I liked the idea of bake free and so tried them. Oh my goodness they we divine, for a first time I might add. My family thoroughly enjoyed these crunchie chocolate yummy balls. Thank you for this fast and easy recipe. There would never be any to keep for a week!

Marsha

Monday 5th of June 2017

I'm so glad you enjoyed them, Nadine! :)

Emma @ Lights, Camera, BAKE!

Thursday 25th of May 2017

I love the addition of Rice Krispies! Chocolate and peanut butter is a weakness of mine and you can be sure I will be making these very soon!

Marsha

Friday 26th of May 2017

I hope you get to try, Emma! :)

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