Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Cookies–Peanut Butter Crisp Balls


My grandmother use to make these little devils every year until she passed away 12 years ago.  And sadly they haven’t been made since.  I’m not sure why because they are so yummy and that’s coming from someone who isn’t a true fan of peanut butter.

When I decided I would try to re-create Grans Christmas platter I went through her recipe box and found several of the holiday cookie favourites!  Including this one.


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (plus some extra for rolling)
  • 2 cups rice krispies
  1. Mix peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar until well blended.
  2. Add rice krispies.
  3. Using a small scoop, make into small balls and roll in powdered sugar.
  4. Freeze.  Two reasons, they taste better frozen and they won’t stick together in the bag when frozen.  If transporting, place single layers between wax paper.
  5. Enjoy!


It’s simple and a must try.  You could also cover in chocolate too…huh! that gives me an idea!

Thanks for looking!

Linking with:

Tasty Tuesday, Crazy Sweet Tuesday, Get Your Craft On, Handmade Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Hearth and Soul Blog Hop; Full Plate Thursday; Sweet Treat Thursday;


  1. My first thought was Holy... but then I figured I shouldn't swear. ;) LOVE this recipe!!! You know me and peanut butter... Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  2. It's so lovely that you are re-creating your Grandma's cookie platter! I love family food memories, and old family recipes. These peanut buttery little gems look wonderful! Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  3. This is very similar to the recipe I had and lost for chocolate dipped peanut butter balls. I made some this year without the rice krispies and they were still very good but both my kids talk about missing the ones with the krisps! I'm going to make your grandmothers soon, just as they are here as they look delicious and then I'm going to dip a few in chocolate too! Thanks for sharing Karen.

  4. Delicious cookies, wonderful gift too. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  5. what is their not to like - peanut butter and balls! WIN WIN

  6. Hi Karen,
    Your little Peanut Butter Crisp Balls are just awesome, they would be so good, we would really love them. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. I am wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  7. Oh wow, I bet these would be incredible! I know my son will love this. Thanks for sharing. Grandma recipes are always the best.

    Pinning on pinterest. :)

    Tracy Screaming Sardine