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Chocolate and peanut butter are combined in these easy balls that everyone will love.

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If I could, I would love to be one of those people who are on top of everything. Remembering everyone’s birthdays, have a month ahead of schedule prepared meal plan, have all my Christmas gifts bought by October… But I’m not. As much as I try, I am slowly coming to accept the fact that I’m not that person. I forget my best friend’s birthday, I’m lucky to have 3 days of meals planned, and I’m usually shopping the week before Christmas. But just because I can’t seem to become that total person, I still try. And hopefully, little by little, one day I will be on top of everything.

This year, I’m already starting to think about what I want to do for neighbors and friends for Christmas. I didn’t do anything at all last year because I was 8 months pregnant and exhausted. But I don’t have any excuses this year! So when I saw this recipe for these Chocolate Peanut-Butter Balls, I thought this would be the perfect time to try them out and see if I want to put them on my holiday plate.

First of all, let me say how easy these are. No baking, and the actual hands on time is minimal. I substituted semi-sweet chocolate for the milk chocolate, but I do wish I would have stuck with the milk. They needed that little bit of extra sweet from the milk chocolate, and the semi-sweet chocolate made them super rich. But at least that way I only needed to eat just one instead of the whole plate full! I’ll have to see what makes the final cut for my holiday plate this year, but these are certainly in the running!

Recipe Rating: 4 out of 5

Chocolate Peanut-Butter Balls
Prep time
Chocolate and peanut butter are combined in these easy balls that everyone will love.
Serves: 2 dozen balls
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • ½ cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate, broken into pieces
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
  1. Beat the peanut butter and corn syrup in a medium-size bowl until well blended. Stir in cereal until well mixed.
  2. Using a rounded tablespoon, shape mixture into balls. Place on a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Chill for several hours until firm.
  3. Place the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot water. Stir chocolate until melted. Using a fork, spear a peanut-butter ball; dip into chocolate, turning to coat completely; shake off excess chocolate by gently tapping fork on edge of bowl. Return the ball to the baking sheet. Sprinkle the top of the ball with chopped peanuts. Repeat with remaining balls.
  4. Let stand for 2 hours or until chocolate is hardened.

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20 Responses to Chocolate Peanut-Butter Balls {Cookbook of the Month Recipe}

  1. Paula says:

    Mmmm … yum! These are like fancy buckeyes! I'll have some now … don't want to wait 'til Christmas! 🙂

  2. Food.4.two says:

    They look great, and sound so easy to make. I would love to see what it looks like in the middle? 🙂

  3. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Those must taste so good!



  4. BMK says:

    Yum! These looks really delicious! I might have to add these to my Christmas baking list!

  5. Heavenly Housewife says:

    Oh, fabulous, I have bookmarked these. How can they not be absolutely delicious!?

  6. easy recipes says:

    It look amazing, It the things you can't stop eating.

  7. Katrina says:

    Ahhh, I'm SO behind on blog reading, but do read all your posts eventually. Yum! And I love all your cookbook reviews. Very helpful.
    I want to make the banana bars and the cc blondies and these choc/pb balls.
    I need to get over to your family blog and check out that CUTE girl of yours!

  8. Kim says:

    My mom makes a version of these without the rice crispies. I'd love to try them with the rice crispies though. I bet your friends and neighbors would love these and devour them at Christmas. I think we all feel the same way about "being on the ball" with things. I am the queen of "to do lists". Very rarely do I get to cross all of the items off my list. Don't feel bad, you're not alone.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Yum! My grandma used to make these every year at Christmas and then she just stopped. I miss them every Christmas.

  10. Maria says:

    Hubs is allergic to PB, which may be good because if I made these I would eat them all by myself. Very dangerous!

  11. Kevin says:

    The perfect flavour combo!

  12. Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    Yum Yum Yum!! These look great.. Cannot wait to make these. Perfect holiday treat!

  13. eatme_delicious says:

    I'm sure your neighbours and friends will love these! They look so good. My stepdad makes ones similar to this at Christmas.

  14. Abby says:

    We ALWAYS have these, but I've never seen them on another blog (or at anyone's home.) So cool! Definitely a tradition for my mom.

  15. ashley says:

    ohhhh goodness… i bet these are good! perfect for holiday gifting!

  16. Ingrid says:

    Mmm, I don't like them on their own but PB and chocolate are too good!

  17. Anonymous says:

    I've made these before using only nutter butter cookies & cream cheese. The recipe is on bakerella's website! She is awesome.

  18. ~The Dippold's says:

    Yummy! There is nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter!! Put them together and its heaven! 🙂

  19. Chef E says:

    I would call these bombs, and they look so darn good! I have to make these for sure…

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