Crispy Peanut Butter Balls
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
3 cups crisp rice cereal
4 cups (24 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon shortening, divided
1/3 cup white baking chips
In a large bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until blended; gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in cereal. Shape into 1-in. balls. Refrigerate until chilled.
In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and 1/4 cup shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on a waxed paper-lined pan. Let stand until set.
In a microwave, melt white baking chips and remaining shortening. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over candies. Refrigerate until set.
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I make over 40 different types of cookies and candies during the holidays for friends and family. This is one of my favorite ones to give away as gifts.