Grandpa’s Peanut Butter Balls

A Christmas tradition
Makes about 120.


  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 4 cups of crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 lbs. confectionary sugar (~5 cups)
  • 4 cups of rice krispies (generous)
  • 4-5 cups of chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Crisco or 1/3 – 1/2 bar of cooking wax


  1. Melt the sticks of butter and the peanut butter and mix them together.
  2. Mix in the confectionary sugar.
  3. Mix in the rice krispies (this will be your arm workout for the day)
  4. Roll this mixture into walnut-sized balls.
  5. Melt the chocolate and crisco in a double broiler (bowl over boiling water on the stove).
  6. Dip the peanut butter balls into the chocolate, and place them on wax paper in the freezer or refrigerator to harden.
  7. Keep refrigerated, and enjoy!

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