Peanut Butter Balls

My adorable 7th child, he rolled them and dipped them for mom!

This is my version of peanut butter balls. I made them about 30 years ago and the recipe included dates and walnuts but my kids did not care for that! I changed things and added cereal instead. They are a family favorite and my oldest son requested we make him a pyramid of peanut butter balls for his wedding!!!

Now please keep in mind, when it comes to cooking I usually go by how it looks and tastes but baking is totally measured out! Peanut butter balls are an exception in the dessert area and I just add this and that. I tried to measure this very carefully but sometimes I add a little more or less so please remember this is a bit rough.

Ingredients

2 cups peanut butter

3 cups powdered sugar

1 cup crushed up crispy rice cereal

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Dipping

3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

3/4 cup butter

Melt together until smooth

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Mix peanut butter, powdered sugar and cereal well.

Roll into balls and place on baking sheet.

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Dip in chocolate and then refrigerate or freeze to set.

Remove from tray and place in container and store.

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108 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Balls

  1. You are slaying me here! OH! These look SO good! I cannot back in my home because hubby is such a big he will not stop eating until everything is gone. Oh poor me! I wish I could jump through this computer screen to eat those peanut butter balls. My mouth is watering!!

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  2. Mmmmmm πŸ™‚ Those look amazing! I love peanut butter and chocolate!! I’ve been looking around your site, and your food looks and sounds absolutely delicious! That chicken pot pie you posted today looks yummy.

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  3. Peanut butter has always been a favourite with my children – and to be coated in chocolate makes these peanut butter balls sound like heaven! Thay would go down really well at Christmas, or any other festive occasion. What a lovely picture of your son! He looks so happy with his creations! πŸ™‚

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  4. I love that you have a big family! At first, I thought it said that your son who is helping there in the photos was the one getting married! I thought, “Am I that old? He looks 15!” Then I realized he was helping make them for your oldest son’s wedding.

    (I still suspect I’m as old as I thought I was, though.)

    You seem to have a real community going here, which is terrific! But what I loved most about this wasn’t the recipe (though it looks delicious). As a mentor myself of teens and young adults, I just love to see happy families doing things together, and smiling teens experiencing a full scope of what life is about. Looks like that is happening in your home. Good job!

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  5. My what a handsome lad you have…the walnuts and dates sound yum( but mine wouldn’t probably like them either) so i’ll try these first it’s a recipe that my grandson can help with he likes cooking and they look yummy πŸ™‚

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  6. Lynn, your son is handsome and such a wonderful helper, too! πŸ™‚ In Ohio, we call chocolate covered peanut butter balls, “Buckeyes.” They resemble buckeye “nuts” when you leave a small semi-circle of peanut butter exposed. πŸ™‚

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