January 17, 2013

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls/Donkey Balls

These chocolate peanut butter balls are the bomb dot com.  Does anyone else use that phrase?  Anyways, this is one of my all time favorite family recipes, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! 

The funny thing? My family doesn't call these peanut butter balls...we call them donkey balls.  I am not kidding.  Ever since I was little, my grandma always called them that! 

If we didn't eat them so fast, maybe I would have had a picture of the finished product! 

  • 1 lb 12 oz peanut butter 
  • 1 pound of powdered sugar 
  • 2 melted sticks of margarine (It's very important that you don't use butter!!!
  • 4 cups of Rice Krispies
  • 1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 bag of milk chocolate chips 

1. Mix together the sugar, peanut butter, and margarine.  Add the Rice Krispies and refrigerate them overnight.
2. Melt the chocolate chips together.  Start with half a bag of each.  Melt in increments in the microwave, taking it out to stir after every 30 seconds. 
3. Cover the peanut butter balls with the chocolate.  Set them on a sheet of wax paper on cookie trays. 
4. Put them in the fridge until they harden.  Make sure you store them in the fridge at all times! 

Trust me on this one, these are the best ones I've ever eaten!  Grandma always knows best when it comes to food! ;)



  1. Ummm...Caitlin...Yummmmmm! Can't wait to try these! Thanks for sharing...And I have that exact same bowl and the exact same countertop!

    1. Aww that is awesome! That's at my parent's house, and that's my mom's bowl! :)

    2. I wonder if she got it for a wedding present...I did, and I bet I am about her age! They are the best! I have had mine for like 21 years! : )

  2. Yumyumyum! Sounds like Buckeyes, which is a delicious Ohio delicacy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckeye_candy

  3. can you substitute something else for the PB...as i am allergic to nut in any form

  4. I love peanut butter balls and yours look wonderful.