Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut butter balls are a simple and easy family favorite that disappear quickly in our house. The typical reaction from both girls when they discover I’ve made a batch is a fist pumping, “YESSSS!” This is a variation of a recipe in a community recipe book my cooperating teacher gave me many years ago at the end of my student teaching experience. If you are anti-sugar, this recipe isn’t for you as it has just a little sweetness.


  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 pint Karo syrup
  • 1 box Rice Crispies

Bring the sugar and syrup to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter, mix well. Pour ¼ of the box of Rice Crispies in a large metal bowl. Add ¼ of the sugar mixture. Continue alternating adding cereal and sugar mixture until all have been added to the bowl. Stir until cereal is completely coated. Using two table spoons, drop mixture onto a lined cookie sheet to cool slightly. Roll each into a ball and continue to cool. Store peanut butter balls in an air tight container with wax paper between layers.


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