Ok, so just to come clean, I have never been a huge fan of peanut butter. I know I know, there is something wrong with me. I must say however, that this recipe changed my mind. Peanut butter can actually be good, especially when it is covered in chocolate! I like the added crunch from the Rice Krispies and chunky peanut butter, it just adds a little texture. If you don't want to use crunchy just use 1 1/2 cups regular peanut butter.
Peanut Butter Balls
2 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
12 oz bag of chocolate chips or 1/2 block of chocolate almond bark (this was just enough for one batch, you may need just a little more)
1 Tbsp butter or shortening
In a large bowl combine the rice krispies and powdered sugar (I used my Kitchen Aid for even mixing). In a saucepan melt the butter and peanut butters until smooth. Remove from heat and immediately pour into the sugar mixture. Using a large spoon mix well until an even consistency. It will be lumpy but you want all the sugar evenly incorporated.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. With a small scoop or spoons make little balls about a tsp size. They are kind of crumbly. I just squeeze them a few times, roll them between my palms and them scrunch them with my fingers into a ball shape. After you have used up all your mixture refrigerate or place in the freezer about 30 minutes or until firm. I left mine in just under an hour.
When I saw this post on Pinterest it reminded me of them: