Peanut Butter Crunch Pumpkin Balls

This was something that was fun to do for the fall.  Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Ball Pumpkins.  Normally you see this recipe dipped in the chocolate. These are dipped in orange candy melts to make pumpkins.  Pretzels is the base that the pumpkin sits on. The stems are pretzels dipped in green candy melts.

I made the peanut butter centers the night before and left it in the refrigerator to chill.  I chilled the bowl first for about a half hour before rolling into balls otherwise, the peanut butter is too soft to handle. If you have not dipped chocolate before, it is wise to watch some you tube videos on how it is done.

I used a double boiler to melt the candy and dipped the centers.  I have been making candy like this long before there was a microwave.  I feel I have more control over the melting chocolate process in a double boiler.  It also keeps the chocolate warm while dipping.

Peanut Butter Crunch Pumpkin Balls

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups rice crispy cereal
  • 1 pound chocolate candy melt chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Directions:

In a electric stand mixer cream peanut butter and butter until smooth.  Add vanilla extract and beat.  Add powdered sugar a little at a time until incorporated.  Stir in crispy rice cereal.  Form balls by hand and place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper.  Chill for 3 hours

Prepare a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper to place dipped balls on.  Have the pretzel sticks broken for the stems and also have the small pretzels ready on the wax paper to place the dipped balls on top.

Melt candy with coconut oil in a double boiler stirring until it is smooth. The coconut oil make the candy glossy and smoother to dip.  Dip cold peanut balls in melted candy using two forks.  Place coated balls on a small pretzel and top with a pretzel for the stem.  When all the candies are coated chill until set.  Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.

 

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. Cute Halloween treat! I can’t believe how easy the recipe. πŸ™‚

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  2. trkingmomoe says:

    I am in the process of making more. This time I am using chocolate to dip and other candy melts I have on hand. If you look in my menu under candy you find another easy recipe for chocolate peanut butter balls that I made into Easter eggs. I buy candy melts the day after a holiday when they get marked down. I use them through the year. Putting them on a pretzel just gives the candy a little more crunch and a hint of salt.

    Thanks for your comment.

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  3. etiliyle says:

    πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks for your comment.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      You can’t eat just one. Grown ups love them too.

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  4. Shawna says:

    My kids will love these! I can’​t wait to try them. πŸ™‚

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      They taste really good. Thanks for your comment.

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  5. Yumolicious. πŸπŸ‚πŸŒΎ

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks. My grandkids said they tastes like butterfinger candy.

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  6. I love these! I’m going to make these for my β€œlittle pumpkins”. Thanks for sharing!😁

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      The big pumpkins like eating them too. Thanks for stopping in.

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  7. Hello, I find your blog very cool. Thanks for sharing such information, particularly the best. These little pumpkins looking cute.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks for stopping in. I am getting ready to make some acorns from the same peanut butter recipe. I should have them posted this week end.

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  8. Looks so cute ! Perfect for a holiday party.

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  9. Another fabulous idea! I just love your site!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I am working on acorn shaped ones. I should have them posted in a few days. Same recipe.

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      1. Looking forward to it! I love recipes like these.

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  10. slfinnell says:

    Glad I stopped by to see these! I can make these with G-free rice crispies. Always good to get a fresh idea. and yes, the double boiler I have is a cast off from my mother’s one room school house that housed many community events as well. It’s my go-to melter πŸ™‚

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