If you are looking to make the perfect Christmas sweet that is both delicious and easy, then look no further. Our wonderful neighbors in Italy gave us a plate of these last Christmas. They were unbelievable and looked so complicated. She was kind enough to share the recipe with me and now I want to pass it along. The only thing that is tricky is that you have to use almond bark (it looks like a big bar of chocolate) and they sell them at Super-Walmarts. I actually ordered it online at a food shop because I had to make them this year and couldn't find it up here. I've already made two batches and given out the recipe several times this Christmas season. I am telling you, these are major crowd pleasers.
Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls
1 cup peanut butter
1 jar marshmellow cream
1 1/2 cup rice krispies cereal
1 1/2 cup melted almond bark (half of a bag)
In a large bowl, combine peanut butter and marshmellow cream. Add cereal and stir until well blended. In a microwave safe bowl, break up bark and microwave for 90 seconds. Stir and microwave another 15 seconds until melted. Stir until smooth. Roll cereal mixture into 1-inch balls and use a spoon and dip them in almond bark. Place on cookie sheet and refrigerate until set.