Peanut Butter Cracker Balls

I just love peanut butter candy! Last year around Easter I shared a recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter Cups.  And this Easter I’ve got another peanut butter treat!
This is one that I just threw together as an experiment one night.  It’s based on this traditional peanut butter cookie/candy recipe that I shared back in January. And I think you’ll find it’s the perfect sweet and salty combo candy!
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Recipe for Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls:
Ingredients:
1 cup Ritz or Townhouse crackers, crushed
2/3 cup peanut butter
3-4 blocks almond bark
a few drops food coloring (optional)
sprinkles (optional)
Directions:  Place crackers inside a zipper bag and crush using a rolling pin, meat tenderizer, your hands, or anything else you want to use. (Sorry I can’t remember how many crackers I used. I just counted out a few and poured the crumbs into a measuring cup.)
Next place 2/3 cup peanut butter inside a bowl.  Add cracker crumbs and mix until well combined.  Chill in the refrigerator or freezer for 15 minutes.  This will help to keep the peanut butter from sticking to your hands as much, though you may want to put some flour powdered sugar on your hands before rolling.
After rolling back into balls, place back into freezer for another 15-20 minutes.
Next prepare your almond bark according to package directions. I use the microwave, stopping in 15-30 seconds increments to stir.  Once the chocolate is melted, add food coloring 2-3 drops at a time, stirring, and then adding drops again until you get your desired color.
Finally dip your balls in the almond bark using a spoon or candy dipper and immediately add sprinkles after dipping.
Place balls on parchment paper and let dry.  Makes 24 balls.
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Comments

  1. Kathy @ Some of These Things says:

    Oh this looks yummy!

  2. I like the addition of Food Color Jerri, My little girl will fall for these Pinkies… 🙂

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  3. Sounds like a fabulous snack! I know these would get eaten quickly in my house!

  4. Kristin@gratefulbelly.com says:

    Yummy! I'm a new follower, and I'd love to have you stop by my brand new blog and follow too! My first link party (and give-away)is running now thru Saturday night. I'd love to have you link up!

  5. Justine (Queen of Savings) says:

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    Justine
    Queen of Savings

  6. Ami w/AliLilly says:

    OH!!! These sound SO GOOD!!!! 🙂

  7. Our Delightful Home says:

    Yummy! I have never tried cracker balls.

    Mrs. Delightful
    http://www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

  8. Rosemary@villabarnes says:

    Simple, and yummy. Love it.

  9. The Sewing Loft says:

    Just found your blog and will enjoy reading it. I will try the peanut butter balls, they sound yummy. 🙂

    Barb

  10. Could It Be Me says:

    Can't wait to try these cracker balls love sweet and salty.

  11. Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon says:

    Oooh! I am sure these are delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this at our link party this week! I can't wait to see what you are up to next!

    Take care,

    Trish

  12. Kathleen says:

    Just wanted to Thank you for this recipe made them yesterday and they were a HUGE HIT!! These will be a favorite in my house for years to come! =D

  13. What a great recipe! They look so yummy and perfect for the kiddos! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  14. Oooh, these make me think of the chocolate dipped crackers my mom used to make. My mouth is watering.

  15. Sweet and salty is my favorite combo:-) I have a feeling I would inhale these without sharing if I made them!!! Love the idea of crackers mixed with peanut butter!!!

  16. Hi Jerri! I made em! Changed mine up a bit because I didn’t have almond bark, but they turned out so amazing. Thanks again for linking them up at Create and Share last week. I added your link to my post today.

    Check it out mine here….http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/2012/04/peanut-butter-cracker-balls.html

    Have a great week! Tara@trendytreehouse

  17. Hello!
    Just wanted to share that I have a recipe party going on over at Man Approved Diet. I’d love for you to stop by and bring a dish to share!
    Sarah
    http://manapproveddiet.com/2013/03/25/the-return-of-man-approved-monday/

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