Making chocolate peanut butter rice krispie balls together with your children can be a good memory to have. It’s also a fun family activity in which everybody can participate. You also don’t have to worry about them getting hurt since it doesn’t require cooking much.

Fun Chocolate Peanut Butter with Rice Krispie Balls for Your Children

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Balls

Having a fun activity with children on the weekend is a treasured memory that your children will savor until adulthood. It’s also a good way to slowly introduce household chores and responsibility to your children. Moreover, this recipe makes up to 40 balls, so you can serve it at a birthday party.

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Servings 48
Calories 178 kcal



  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of crispy rice cereal
  • 2 cups of crunchy peanut butter
  • 16 oz. chocolate candy coating
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened.
  • ¼ cup of salted peanuts chopped roughly
  • ¼ cup of chocolate jimmies



  • Prepare a large baking tray with parchment paper and set them aside. Then grab a large bowl to mix peanut butter and butter until they are one. Add the vanilla extract then gradually add sugar. Do half a cup at a time until you can form the dough.
  • Then add the rice cereal into the mix. If you think the dough is too heavy and needs a hand instead of a spatula, go ahead. Start forming the balls and place them on the baking tray you prepared earlier. Keep the balls in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes until they are set. We suggest you make the balls in 1-inch diameter, any smaller than you won’t enjoy coating it.
  • In the meantime, melt the candy-coating chocolate. Depending on the brand you use, the instruction may vary. Anyhow, don’t stray from the instruction and see if the chocolate has the right consistency. Keep it warm and take out the peanut butter balls from the freezer.
  • Use a toothpick or a dipper, start dipping the balls into the chocolate, and do it carefully to make sure you don’t miss any sides. Transfer them back to the tray and sprinkle chocolate jimmies or chopped peanuts right away. Let them cool and the chocolate is firm.


What Else Can I Do With The Recipe?

While the variation of healthy may differ, some recipes may swap the sugar with honey. You also can choose natural peanut butter or even homemade butter to make this dessert. Keep in mind that swapping ingredients means you need to adjust the measurement again. And since it has peanuts and other ingredients, you should check if you or your family member is allergic to peanuts.

Who can guess that humble chocolate peanut butter rice krispie balls can cover fun activities, teaching chores, and responsibility at once? If you want to make it an adult dessert, you may add liquor to the coating. Of course, it depends on the brand that you choose since not all chocolate may suit or be good with an extra ingredient.


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