No Bake Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies

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I have another fantastic treat for you to enjoy this winter. These no bake peanut butter balls with Rice Krispies have a little bit of everything from marshmallows and chocolate to the sweet and savory crunch of peanut butter and crispy rice cereal.

Dip in white melted chocolate and top them with sprinkles to make your own peanut butter snowballs!

let set and serve when ready
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This is a great treat to add to a cookie tray along with some sugar cookie blossoms and snickerdoodles. Pecan Pie truffles would be great too!

What I Love

  • Easy no bake treats
  • Sweet and savory
  • Crunchy snack
  • Chocolate peanut butter filling
  • Perfect treat for the holiday season

Ingredients Needed

If you love Rice Krispie treats and traditional peanut butter balls (or Buckeyes), this will be another favorite as it is the perfect combination of the two!

All you need are a few simple ingredients to get started.

peanut butter snow balls ingredients

Here’s what you need to get from the grocery store:

  • Butter
  • Mini marshmallows 
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Rice Krispies cereal
  • Reese’s cup Minis (the really small ones)
  • White Almond Bark
  • Sprinkles

Melt the Marshmallow Mixture

To get started, heat a medium size saucepan over medium to low heat and melt the butter.

Stir the marshmallows in and peanut butter and keep stirring until melted.

melt marshmallows with peanut butter

In a large mixing bowl, add Rice Krispies and the peanut butter mixture and stir until well coated.

Let cool for about 10 minutes.

stir Rice Krispies into the peanut butter mixture

Form the Rice Krispie Peanut Butter Balls

Once your mixture is cooled, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Then, use a small cookie scoop to spoon about a tablespoon of the mixture and gently flatten it in your hand.

I like to add a little cooking spray to my hands when working with sticky stuff. It makes the process much easier.

wrap the crispy rice around each peanut butter cup

Add a mini Reese’s cup in the middle and roll it into a ball so the chocolate is covered.

Place the peanut butter Rice Krispie balls on the lined baking sheet and refrigerate for a few minutes while preparing the melting chocolate.

place snow balls on parchment paper

Prepare the Chocolate Coating

If using Almond bark, heat it according to the package instructions in a double boiler.

Or if you want to use the microwave, place it in a small microwave-safe bowl and heat in 20-30 second intervals, stirring in between until melted.

melt white almond bark

Pro Tip: Remove from heat before coating is fully melted to prevent seizing. The chocolate almond bark will continue to melt as you stir.

Take a chilled peanut butter ball and dip it into the chocolate. Lift it out of the dip using a fork (or two) and gently tap the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate.

dip the crispy rice balls in melted chocolate

Place each ball on wax paper and add a dark chocolate drizzle or holiday sprinkles on top of the balls before they set. You can place the cookie sheet in the fridge if you want to speed up the drying process.

transfer to parchment paper and add sprinkles

Once the chocolate has hardened, you can serve immediately or store in an airtight container until ready to enjoy.

Variations

This sweet treat is such a fun no bake recipe. If you want a little variety, check out these ideas for more chocolate peanut butter treats.

crispy peanut butter snow balls up close
  • Use white chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of Almond Bark
  • Top with chopped peanuts instead of sprinkles
  • Use crunchy peanut butter for added crunch
  • Use Cocoa Krispies for an easy way to add more chocolate flavor

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This easy holiday treat is a combination of the best flavors in my opinion! And the addition of crispy cereal takes them to the next level. Enjoy!

Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

5 from 1 vote
Make crispy no-bake peanut butter snowballs for a super fun treat in under an hour!
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Yield: 30 peanut butter balls

Ingredients 

  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 10 oz marshmallows, about one bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 30 Reese’s Cup minis
  • 24 oz White Almond Bark
  • Sprinkles

Instructions 

  • In a medium size pot over medium to low heat, melt the butter. Add marshmallows and peanut butter and stir until melted.
  • Remove from heat and add in Rice Krispies, stir well. Cool for 10 minutes.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Take a spoonful of peanut butter mixture (about a tablespoon or so) and flatten, then add a Reese’s cup mini in the middle and wrap the ball around it adding more mixture as needed.
  • Melt the almond bark or chocolate and dip each cereal ball until completely covered. Then place on parchment paper.
  • Add sprinkles if desired and refrigerate for 35 minutes or until set.

Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

Nutrition

Serving: 1peanut butter ball, Calories: 246kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 112mg, Potassium: 117mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 441IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American

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About Andrea Updyke

Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

Whether she's sharing tasty recipes, traveling or hanging with the family, Andrea's goal is to help make your days a little easier and a lot more fun! Email inquiries to andreaupdyke@gmail.com.

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