Peanut butter and chocolate has to be one of the best combinations out there, amiright? So one Christmas when I was at my sister-in-law’s house and she suggested making chocolate covered peanut butter Rice Krispies balls I was definitely in! It only takes 5 ingredients and less than an hour to make.
So here we go…. mix the peanut butter, sugar, and margarine together until it’s well blended and creamy. Then stir in the Rice Krispies.
Place a sheet of wax paper on a cookie sheet. Roll peanut butter mixture into 1″ balls and place on the wax paper. I use a cookie scoop and it makes it so much easier, aka less messy. Put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
While those are chilling you can get your chocolate ready. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in a small pot on low heat, stirring often.
The first time I made these I ended up throwing out a bunch of chocolate because it kept seizing (“seizing” being the term I learned when I ended up googling it to try and figure out what wasn’t working). So here are the things I learned (thanks Google) about melting chocolate: “seized” means it becomes dry and slightly hard. This can happen from heating the chocolate at too high a heat or if any water has touched it. You can sometimes magically fix this by lowering the heat and slowing melting some more shortening into it.
When your chocolate is melted and smooth take it off the heat and start dipping your PB balls! Drop one in the chocolate and swirl around to cover completely. Use a fork to take it out, place back on the cookie sheet, and pop back in the fridge or freezer to set. I usually leave them in there until its time to eat them because they do go soft at room temperature.
That’s it! I hope you enjoy these little bites of deliciousness as much as I do!