Crispy Peanut Butter Balls


I'll be posting a little more than usual this week, I have numerous desserts to share with you. I'm sure you won't mind though, right?

Last week I started working on my personal baking list for the holidays. Each night I plugged away at one treat and stashed them in the freezer. I'm finishing up some cookies this week and then I'll be packaging them all up to be delivered to our friends and family.

While I love to bake and it really isn't quite so bad when I'm able to spread out my baking and candy making over the course of a couple of weeks. Life is busy and even this year I had to cut back a little bit compared to what I normally would do. I came across this post on Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats, she gets together with some friends each December and they do all of their baking in one day. I might have to get a group together and do something like this next year!

These are very similar to a buckeye candy but with the addition of Rice Krispie cereal. It's a perfect treat for gifting because the recipe yields so many, close to 5 dozen to be exact. Not only are these really simple to make, they look so elegant on your dessert trays. A little white chocolate drizzle is a nice finishing touch.



Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

Ingredients:
2 c creamy peanut butter
1 stick butter, softened
3 1/2 c powdered sugar
3 c Rice Krispie cereal
1-20 oz. pkg chocolate almond bark
3 squares vanilla almond bark or 1/3 c white chocolate chips

Directions:
In a large bowl, mix together peanut butter and butter. Gradually add in powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in cereal. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place balls onto cookie sheets lined with wax paper and chill in fridge for at least 1 hour.  Once balls are chilled, melt almond bark in a microwave safe bowl, stir until smooth. Dip balls into chocolate, allow excess to drip off. Place onto wax paper and let stand until set. Melt vanilla almond bark and drizzle on top. Refrigerate until set. Makes 5 dozen.

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