No-Bake Rice Krispie Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Get the kids involved in making these 5-ingredient rice krispie peanut butter balls. They’re the perfect bite-sized energy-boosting snack that kids and adults would enjoy, especially with its creamy peanut butter flavor. Whip up a batch of pinwheel sandwiches to serve alongside these crunchy treats for an enjoyable snack time.

Tips on Making Rice Krispie Peanut Butter Balls

These easy peanut butter balls with rice krispies can be made even by kids, but you cannot have too many tips under your sleeves, right? Here are some expert tips in making it to ensure that they always come out perfectly every time:

  • Use a scoop, spoon, or measuring cup to portion the rice krispie balls. That way, you will achieve uniform sizes. It helps to spray the measuring tool with non-stick spray to prevent the filling from sticking.
  • Mix in other delicious ingredients such as crushed cornflakes or graham crackers, marshmallows, or chocolate chunks. You can also incorporate protein powder to make the peanut butter protein balls a good post-workout snack.
  • It’s important to use a liquid sweetener because it binds the mixture together. Aside from honey, you can use agave, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, karo syrup, or molasses.
  • Shape the mixture into other figures like stars or animals. You can also use a silicone mold or cookie cutter for this. This is especially fun when you’re making them with kids!
  • Roll the no bake peanut butter balls into cocoa powder, shredded coconut, or nuts. You can also dip them into melted chocolate to make chocolate covered peanut butter balls.

More Rice Krispies Recipes That You’ll Love

If you loved these peanut butter rice krispie treats, here are more to try! There are different flavor variations to choose from, but all of them are easy and fun to make.

  • Christmas Tree Rice Krispies — Kids will enjoy forming these Christmas tree rice krispies! You will need peanut butter cups for the base, green food coloring for the tree, white icing and sprinkles for the decorations, and butter and marshmallow to bind the mixture together. You can also dust them with powdered sugar for some snow!
  • Chocolate Oreo Rice Krispie Treats — Mix in as much Oreos as you like for these oreo rice krispie treats. It’s dipped in melted milk chocolate chips that turn into a crispy chocolate topping.
  • Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats — This one has pumpkin pie spice, white chocolate, mellow creme pumpkins, and real pumpkin puree which gives it a nice chewy texture.
  • Peppermint Rice Krispies — Here’s a fusion of peppermint candy canes, chocolates, and crispy rice cereal. Cut them into squares or use cookie cutters.

No-Bake Rice Krispie Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

How To Make No-Bake Rice Krispie Peanut Butter Balls

Made with only 5 ingredients, these easy no bake rice krispie peanut butter balls will give you the tastiest crunchy energy boosting treat in just 5 minutes.

Prep: 5 mins
Chill: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 5 mins


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal, add more as necessary


  1. Combine the peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, and salt until evenly incorporated.

  2. Stir in enough cereal to be able to hold the shape of a ball.

  3. Place parchment or waxed paper on a plate. Moisten your hands and shape the mixture into balls.

  4. Chill for 1 hour and serve.


  • Sugar: 19g
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  • Calcium: 24mg
  • Calories: 385kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fat: 26g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Potassium: 353mg
  • Protein: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 703mg
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

Why aren’t my rice krispies sticking?

Adding excessive wet ingredients will make them too sticky and fall apart. On the other hand, if you use too much rice krispie cereal, it’ll be crumbly and will taste dry. The right balance of dry and wet ingredients is key. You can easily adjust by adding more rice krispies or more peanut butter and honey.

What do I do if my rice krispie peanut butter balls turn very hard?

They’ll naturally harden as time goes by, but you can make them soft and chewy again in two ways. You can microwave them for 1 minute on High together with a small glass of water. The steam will soften and moisten them at the same time. Secondly, you can also add a slice of bread into the container. After a few hours or a day, the rice krispie balls will soften up.

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These no bake rice krispie peanut butter balls pass both kids' afternoon snacks and adults' post workout snacks. It’s good to have a stack of them in the fridge, so be sure to try making them today!
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