Recipe by Edna
"The kids (and everyone) loves these. These can be placed in the fridge; however, I try to keep them (for as long as they keep!!) in a cool place."
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crisp rice cereal
semisweet chocolate chips
Very good - reminds me of my mom's Peanut Butter balls! My only comments - I would refrigerate a the mix (dough) a few minutes before trying to form into balls, otherwise they're a sticky mess. Secondly, 1 cup choc. chips just b-a-r-e-l-y covered all of them (I got 29 balls - FYI). Might want to dip sparingly or add a 1/4 c. choc chips to the recipe.
Otherwise great, and easy! enjoy!
The proportions of the ingredients in this recipe are really off. Prepared as written results in a sticky mess. I had to chill the mixture to roll into balls. I had to chill the balls in order to dip them in the chocolate. The recipe should call for more rice krispies and powdered sugar to alleviate the stickiness. More chocate was needed for dipping too. The result was fair at best.
These are good little morsels that taste like peanut butter cups. Definitely increase the chocolate by at least another 1/4 cup. I highly recommend refrigerating the formed balls for a little bit to help firm them up. It really helped when dipping them into the warm chocolate. I think I will crush the cereal a little next time. Kids loved them.
I have used a recipe very similiar to this for years. I put mini paper cups inside of mini-cupcake pans and pat the rice crispie mixture into the bottom then top with chocolate. Easier to freeze, store and transport.
These are great! I would make one suggestion - you can crush the krispies for a smoother filling. We made little mice shapes and garnished with half peanuts for ears and a pretzel stick tail.
This was a great recipe - I made them for Christnas Day and everyone ate them up quickly. Only thing I did differently (just because it was easier and quicker) was that I drizzled the chocolate over the top of the balls instead of dunking and covering them completely. They turned out very pretty and there was plenty of chocolate left over. These will definately be made again!
4+. These are great! My 5 yr old helped me and could almost do the whole thing herself, which is really nice to find recipes that kids can make. She loved eating them too. The only thing I would like to point out about the recipe to others trying it,it says it makes 24, so I tripled it because I needed more, and I got 82 that are 1-1 1/2 inches wide. Not that I mind having more than I needed..:)just wanted people to know it makes quite a bit.
This recipe is very, very tasty! I used it to make 2 very large Easter eggs and a bunch of small ones (I doubled the recipe). The larger your balls, the less chocolate you're going to need! Just a heads up. I used crunchy peanut butter and wish I hadn't--it made it quite a bit harder to get the eggs to hold their shape. I also took other reviewers' advice and squished my rice krispies (which had about a 1/4c. cornflakes in too...didn't want to open another box & cornflakes were open). Another thing...I have been replacing half of our real sugar with fake sugar for a long time now, so this candy with its full amount of powdered sugar was almost too rich for me. I'm going to do something about that next time but I'm not going to just omit the sugar because the recipe really NEEDS the powder there to help make the PB workable. Might just change out for Splenda, or maybe use a sugar-free PB (assuming I can find a decent brand, bleh). I'd recommend this tasty recipe to anyone!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Crispy Rice Cereal Balls
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 171
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