A candy you can enjoy with only a moderate amount of sin. But such fun to make.

Peanut Butter Balls
Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 50 to 70
  • 1/2 Cup butter (1 stick); softened to room temperature
  • 2 Cups creamy peanut butter; see * Note
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 Cups powdered sugar; see * Note
  • 3 Cups crispy rice cereal such as Rice Krispies
  • 1 package chocolate almond bark (1 pound)
  1. * Note: Two Cups of peanut butter is a little less than 1 (18-ounce) jar.
  2. Buerck uses the whole jar, which is easier and makes the balls a little creamier.
  3. A 1-pound box of powdered sugar contains about 3 3/4 cups, which Buerck says is sufficient if you don't have a need for more than one box.
  4. In bowl of electric mixer, combine butter, peanut butter and vanilla.
  5. Add powdered sugar; mix well. Mix in cereal (you may have to use your hands; mixture will be quite dry).
  6. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate until firm.
  7. Melt chocolate in top of double boiler over hot (not boiling) water. Dip balls into melted chocolate; place on cookie sheets lined with waxed paper.
  8. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Store in covered container away from heat.
  9. Yields about 50 to 70 balls.

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