Peanut Butter Bon Bons

These Peanut Butter Bon Bons are crispy chocolate peanut butter heaven! A homemade candy bar of sorts, they’re made with crunchy rice cereal mixed with sweet peanut butter, and dipped in chocolate. 

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bon Bons With Crisp Rice Cereal On Platter

Say hello to one of my favorite Christmas treats ever!

I had no idea these existed until a couple years ago, when I had dinner at my friend Mariana’s mom’s house. She had a batch of these leftover from a Christmas party.

When she put them on the table after dinner, I went absolutely bananas for them. They had a crispy crunchy texture, and that classic Peanut Butter + Chocolate combo that I always fall for.

I begged her to tell me how she made them, and I was shocked at how simple they sounded. There are only 5 ingredients involved, so they’re really easy to make!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bon Bons On a Rectangle Dotted White Platter

As soon as I got home from dinner, I googled Peanut Butter Bon Bons and started testing out different variations.

I shared a version of them on my Youtube channel a few years ago (that’s made slightly differently than these), but this is the most fuss-free and delicious version that I’ve arrived at.

First, start by combining melted butter (or coconut oil for dairy-free), and peanut butter.

I chose coconut oil today, and it’s hard to see since it’s so clear, but it’s there:

Melted Trader Joe's Coconut Oil And Chunky Peanut Butter In Duralex Glass Bowl

Mix that together until the two ingredients are combined:

Smooth Peanut Butter And Coconut Oil In Glass Duralex bowl

Add confectioner’s sugar to the mix:

Adding Confectioner's Sugar to Peanut Butter and Coconut Oil Mixture

Stir that together until smooth:

Whipped Coconut Oil, Peanut Butter, and Confectioner's Sugar for Peanut Butter Bon Bons

And a quick tip: If it gets difficult to stir, simply microwave the mixture for 30-60 seconds and it will soften up again.

Now add crisp rice cereal to the bowl:

Adding Crisp Rice Cereal from Trader Joe's into Peanut Butter Bon Bon Mixture

Stir that in, then use a small cookie scoop to portion out little bites:

Scooping Peanut Butter Bon Bons With OXO Small Cookie Scoop

Set them out on a wax paper-lined baking sheet:

Sheet Tray Of Scooped Peanut Butter Bon Bons On Wax Paper

If desired, you can roll them into ball shapes, but I’ve started skipping that since it’s much more time consuming.

Chill the bon bons for two hours, until firm, then dip the bottoms into melted chocolate:

Dipping A Chilled Peanut Butter Bon Bon Into Melted Guittard Bittersweet Chocolate

Lay the dipped bon bons back onto the tray, and chill for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.

Sheet Tray Of Freshly Dipped Chocolate Peanut Butter Bon Bons

Then it’s ready to enjoy!

As an alternate way, here’s how I used to make these:

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bon Bons on Cutting Board With Peanut Butter Jar

I would roll each scoop into a ball, then dip the entire thing in chocolate. I like the new way I shared in this post because it’s much less time consuming.

I also like that you have a very clear view of what’s inside. But the choice is yours, my friend. Enjoy!

My other favorite yearly Christmas treats are Chocolate Candy Cane CookiesButter Swirl Shortbread CookiesPistachio Snowball Cookies, and Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.

Peanut Butter Bon Bons

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Bon Bons are crispy chocolate peanut butter heaven! A homemade candy bar of sorts, they're made with crunchy rice cereal mixed with a sweet peanut butter mixture, and dipped in chocolate. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bon Bons On a Rectangle Dotted White Platter
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Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • 1.5 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips, for dipping (6 oz)

Instructions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk to combine the melted butter or oil and the peanut butter, until smooth.
  2. Stir in the confectioner's sugar. If it gets difficult to stir, microwave the mixture for about 30-60 seconds, until hot and smooth.
  3. Stir in the rice cereal until evenly coated in the peanut butter mixture.
  4. Portion the mixture into 1-inch balls or scoops and set on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Chill for 2 hours, until firm.
  5. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals, then dip each ball in the melted chocolate.
  6. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes so the chocolate can set. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

 

Nutrition Information Yields 30 bon bons     adjust servings
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 122kcal Calories from fat 72
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Transfat 0g
Sodium 2mg0%
Carbohydrate 12g4%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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