Chewy Peanut Butter Brown Rice Balls

by Sharon on May 6, 2013


Crispy Chewy Peanut Butter Brown Rice Balls. Whew…what a mouthful!

And by mouthful I mean both the name of this recipe and the fact that this treat is the perfect mouthful:) If you are looking for a good boost of energy before a workout or a quick sweet snack these are for you.

These little balls of whole grain goodness are quick to whip up and have a short ingredient list.


Mix together peanut butter, brown rice syrup and vanilla in a small saucepan.


Heat until the ingredients are blended together and become liquid-y.


In the meantime measure out your puffed brown rice into a mixing bowl.


Pour the contents of the saucepan over the puffed rice and mix well.


Form the mixture into balls and and store in the fridge. They stay nice and chewy!


These balls are the bomb! Like I said earlier they are the perfect ‘little something’ to have before a workout as they aren’t heavy and are a good form of slow releasing energy that will keep you moving. I’d also recommend them for a afternoon pick me up when you find yourself looking for something sweet. My picky fella loves these balls and that is a strong seal of approval;) I would think they’d be great for kids lunches as well.


This recipe makes approximately 14 ping pong ball sized balls and I can assure you they won’t last long:)

Yields 14 balls

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  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
  • 2 cups puffed brown rice
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  1. Stir together peanut butter, brown rice syrup and vanilla and heat over medium low heat, stirring frequently.
  2. When peanut butter mixture is blended and melted together pour over puffed brown rice and mix well.
  3. Form into ping pong ball sized balls and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Store in a sealed container in the fridge.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Elle May 8, 2013 at 4:22 am
I imagined that you would put cooked rice into this recipe when I saw the title. I'm glad you didn't, because the rice puffs sound a lot more appetizing (I like the crunch). My favourite part of this recipe is that is requires no cooking, because I would probably just heat the ingredients in the microwave! It seems like a quick snack to make. I don't have any brown rice syrup on hand though. Do you know of any substitutions I could use?
Sharon May 8, 2013 at 7:54 am
Hey Elle! It is such a quick & simple recipe. For brown rice syrup substitutions you could try honey, agave or maple syrup maybe? I'm not sure how they would hold together though. I find the brown rice syrup a great binder. Let me know what you try and how it works:)
Kathlene Kelly December 31, 2015 at 8:33 pm
my mom used to make these with Karo syrup... have been looking for this recipe for over 30 used to be on the puffed rice cereal bag... tx...
Sharon January 1, 2016 at 1:06 pm
I love nostalgic recipes. :) I've never heard of karo syrup though...

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