1/2 cup butter
4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 cups creamy peanut butter
3 cups crisp rice cereal
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons shortening
In a large mixing bowl, mix butter, sugar, peanut butter and crisp rice cereal together thoroughly.
Roll into small balls and set aside.
Melt chocolate chips and shortening in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Coat the small balls in the chocolate mixture. Refrigerate for several hours.