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Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

I make over 40 different types of treats during the holidays for friends and family. These crispy peanut butter balls are one of my favorite candies to give away as gifts.—Liz David, St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon shortening, divided
  • 1/3 cup white baking chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until blended; gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in cereal. Shape into 1-in. balls. Refrigerate until chilled.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and 1/4 cup shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on a waxed paper-lined pan. Let stand until set.
  • In a microwave, melt white baking chips and remaining shortening. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over candies. Refrigerate until set.
Editor's Note
Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 133 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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