Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Balls



Sometimes you just need a little chocolate. Trust me, I know.  For those moments, this recipe is your new best friend. Let me introduce chocolate peanut butter rice krispie balls (insert halleluiah chorus here).  This recipe is super simple, with only 5 ingredients and 20 minutes of work. What’s not to love?

I made this recipe recently for a bake sale, and then again as a gift for my a cappella group, and these little guys were devoured at each occasion. There’s a pattern here…these bad boys are delicious.

I would not consider myself a chocolate-peanut butter fan (shocking, I know), but I absolutely loved these. If the photos and two above paragraphs have not already convinced you it’s time to go buy an enormous blue box of rice krispies, hopefully that will. Happy cooking, good luck not eating these all in one sitting, and come back soon!

Love, a rented kitchen





  • 4 Tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 4 ½ cups miniature marshmallows
  • ½ cup + 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • Melting chocolate*


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the marshmallows to the pan and stir until melted.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the peanut butter and rice krispies, starting with the peanut butter, until completely mixed.
  4. Let cool for ten minutes. Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Form the rice krispie mix into 1-inch balls and place on the baking sheet.
  6. Melt your chocolate and drizzle/dunk/pour over the top of your rice krispies. Allow the chocolate to harden, and try not to eat all of them in one sitting.
  7. Enjoy!


Notes and Tips!:

  • Yield: approximately 60
  • In my grocery store I am able to purchase “candy coating” chocolate in a tray.  One can then microwave the entire tray and have melted chocolate in a few minutes! This type of chocolate remains very smooth in texture and hardens quickly- the perfect combination for this recipe! One tray was plenty for me, however if you prefer more or less/ do not have that as an option, regular chocolate chips will work as well!
  • Gluten free? Use Kelloggs gluten free rice krispies!
  • Source: Southern Curls & Pearls 
  • Like this treat? Try these other delicious snacks from ‘a rented kitchen’ as well! (Recipes below!)

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