1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate rice crispies cereal
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon coconut oil or shortening (optional for smoother melted chocolate)
-In a mixing bowl, blend the creamy peanut butter, unsalted butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until you achieve a smooth consistency.
-Gently fold in the chocolate rice crispies into the peanut butter mixture. Make sure they’re evenly coated.
-Using your hands or a scoop, shape the mixture into small balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
-In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips. If you’d like a smoother consistency, consider adding the coconut oil or shortening. Heat in 20-second increments, stirring after each session, until you get a silky melted chocolate.
Dip & Chill: One by one, dip the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate, ensuring they’re well-coated. Place them back on the parchment paper. Once all balls are coated, refrigerate them for about an hour or until they’ve set.
-Once firm, transfer your Chocolate Rice Crispy Peanut Butter Balls to a serving dish and watch them vanish in no time!
Remember, these treats are not only fantastic for parties but also make lovely gifts. Wrap them up in a cute box, and you’re good to go!