If you're looking for an easy and delicious no-bake recipe to make during the holidays, look no further than these amazing 5 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls!
Made with melted butter, creamy peanut butter, Rice Krispies cereal, powdered sugar and dipped in melted chocolate, this Christmas snack is sure to taste incredible!
Plus, they'll take your holiday party to the next level! So get ready to impress your friends and family with these tasty treats.
Check out all the other Christmas Snacks for even more delicious recipes.
Let me show you another Christmas Cookie Recipe you need to bake this holiday season.
Today I'm sharing with you another easy recipe that only has five ingredients...well technically six, if you count the sprinkles. You don't need to add the sprinkles, however, they add a bit of holiday cheer!
They're simple to make and everyone will love them. Plus, they're the perfect sweet and salty treat. You can leave a plate of these out for Santa on Christmas Eve. I think his reindeer love chocolate!
They're similar to my Homemade Peanut Butter Bars only this recipe has Rice Krispie cereal combined with the chocolate and peanut butter.
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💭5 Ingredient Dessert Recipes
When it comes to dessert recipes, it’s all too easy for ingredient lists to become very long with many ingredients. That's why I'm such a fan of easy, quick desserts with 5 ingredients or less.
Included in our list of easy desserts with few ingredients are my Three-ingredient Christmas cookie recipe and our favorite four ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse recipe. These are recipes with big taste!
💭What are chocolate melting wafers?
Chocolate melting wafers are small, round discs made of chocolate that are designed to melt quickly and evenly. They are often used in baking and candy-making as an alternative to chocolate chips or chopped chocolate.
Chocolate melting wafers are available in milk, dark, and white chocolate varieties, as well as a number of flavorings such as mint, orange, and almond. In addition to their ease of melting, melting wafers have several other advantages over traditional chocolate.
They do not contain cocoa butter, so they do not need to be tempered before use. They also have a very smooth texture that is perfect for creating shiny and smooth chocolate surfaces.
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📋Main Ingredients Needed
Be sure to see the recipe card for exact quantities, detailed instructions and special notes.
Step 1 | Combine the Ingredients
- Combine the peanut butter, melted butter, powdered sugar and cereal together.
Step 2 | Form the Peanut Butter Balls
- Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls.
- Lay them on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper or parchment paper.
Step 3 | Dip in Melted Chocolate
- Melt the chocolate according to the package directions.
- Dip the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate, then tap the excess off.
- Place the dipped chocolate balls onto a tray with parchment paper.
- Immediately decorate with holiday sprinkles if desired.
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🍽Make it a Meal
- Especially now during the holidays, meal planning helps us all get dinner on the table.
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- You can easily add melted chocolate to a pastry bag and decorate the tops of the peanut butter balls with swirls of melted chocolate.
- Add different colored sprinkles to coordinate with different holidays, birthday parties, anniversaries or baby showers.
- Check out my other recipe for 3 Ingredient Oreo Truffles.
- Once they're coated, simply refrigerate the balls until they're firm.
- Peanut butter balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks, so feel free to make them ahead of time.
- Place pieces of parchment paper between the layers so the peanut butter balls don't stick to each other.
- Christmas will be here before you know it, so start prepping your peanut butter balls today!
Air-Tight Storage Containers: these air-tight storage containers that help keep food fresh for longer. Use them to store fresh baked goods, cookies, fruit and vegetables, left overs, and more. The silicone lids lock to close to ensure an air tight seal. The stackable, multi-size design makes these containers easy to store. They're perfectly sized for the fridge, freezer, or cupboard.
💭Top Recipe Tip
Use either waxed paper or parchment paper to allow the peanut butter balls to harden once they've been dipped in the melted chocolate. Do not place them on a cooling rack as they will stick.
Parchment Baking Sheets: Ensure your cookies are precisely spaced and bake evenly without sticking or breaking. Pre-cut to 12” x 16” sheets, they make your prep, baking and clean-up a breeze. Use them to roll-out dough, line baking sheets, decorate cookies and even wrap your finished creations for a beautiful gift.
- 2 cups creamy peanut butter
- ¾ cup butter; melted
- 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal; crushed
- 32 ounces melting chocolate
- Christmas sprinkles; optional
- In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter and butter until smooth.
- Add the powdered sugar and mix until combined.
- Add in the crushed Rice Krispies cereal and stir well to combine.
- Roll the peanut butter mixture into 1 inch balls and lay them on a cookie sheet covered with either waxed or parchment paper.
- Melt the chocolate according to the directions on the back of the package.
- Dip each ball into the melted chocolate to coat.
- Pick them up with a fork to let the excess chocolate drip off.
- Place back onto the waxed paper and immediately add the sprinkles.
- Let the finished peanut butter chill in the refrigerator for about an hour to let the chocolate set.
Make sure you lay the dipped peanut butter balls on either waxed or parchment paper so they don't stick while drying.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 5g
The nutrition information is calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee its accuracy. If this data is important to you, please verify with your trusted nutrition calculator.
This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2017 with new photos, information and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!