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Close up Reindeer Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies
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Healthy reindeer peanut butter balls with rice krispies

These healthy reindeer holiday balls are the cutest thing ever. They are made with peanut butter and puffed rice cereal for a perfect crunchy texture.
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 152Calories


For the chocolate coating

  • ¾ cup semi sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips
  • 1 & ½ teaspoon coconut oil


  • First, start by crushing the puffed rice cereal and set it aside, you can do this in a food processor or in a ziplock bag with a rolling pin. Now, line a medium sized baking sheet with parchment paper or with a silicone mat and make sure that you have enough room in the freezer for it.
  • In a medium bowl, add in the peanut butter, chia seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon, and honey and microwave that for 15 seconds. Mix until it is fully incorporated then add in the crushed rice puffed cereal. Stir again until the rice cereal if well coated.
  • Using a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop out some of the mixture then roll it with your hand, place each ball on the prepared baking sheet then freeze everything for 15 minutes. While the balls are hardening in the freezer, prepare your reindeer decoration.
  • When the balls are almost ready, melt your chocolate chips and the coconut oil in a medium microwave safe bowl in the microwave in 30 second increments. Stir between each 30 seconds in the microwave until the chocolate is completely melted.
  • Coat each peanut butter ball using a fork or a specific dipping tool if you have it. Shake the chocolate coated ball to get rid of excess chocolate then place it bake on the baking sheet. Decorate each ball with the eyes, a red nose and pretzel antlers. Repeat this process with each ball, then place back in the freezer for 10 minutes. You can serve them then or store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to enjoy them.


If at any time during the dipping phase the balls get too soft, place them back in the freezer for 2 minutes before dipping them again. 


Calories: 152Calories | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg