Peanut Butter Truffles

Oki doki folks! Day 2 of our truffles series…and guess what!?!? The best combination in the world!

Chocolate

&

Peanut Butter!

I’m not sure how I came to be obsessed with the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. But, 99.99% of the time I won’t turn either or both down. Well, I might as well be honest and admit that back scratches and food rubs are never declined, as well. Also, if I’m at a candy, ice cream or any other sweet store…I’m GOING to pick the chocolate & peanut butter thing. It’s just my nature. It’s not even that I’m too afraid to try something new. It’s more, ‘I’m going to eat some delicious, plain o’le bad for me food so why not enjoy it and have something you know you’ll love!’

Well, that’s all I have to say about that. Enjoy the chocolate and peanut butter!!!! :-D

Peanut Butter Truffles

adapted from Joy of Baking

Ingredients

  • 2 cups natural creamy peanut butter (I used Skippy)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 10 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips

How-To

  1. Heat the peanut butter and butter in a bowl in the microwave for about 1 minute (stir every 20 seconds).
  2. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. In a larger bowl, mix the powdered sugar and the peanut butter mixture. It should be a dough consistency, so use your best judgment as to how much extra powdered sugar you need to add.
  4. Using a tablespoon scoop or a spoon, shape into balls and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  6. Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a sauce pan of simmering water.
  7. Coat the balls in the chocolate and let the excess chocolate drip off.
  8. Place the balls back on the parchment paper.
  9. Refrigerate for another 1 hour until set.
  10. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

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18 comments

  1. Wow these look amazing! I am also a huge fan of the chocolate and peanut butter combination. Much as I love sweets of all sorts, this is my favorite flavor duo and few if any dessert options have a chance if there is a chocolate and peanut butter option. These seem pretty simple – I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

    1. I refrigerated them until I served them, at that point, they were fine on the counter for a few days…but they didn’t last long in my hungry house! ;-) Happy Baking Sally!

  2. Hey, I just got done making these, it made 61 of them! wow! haha but I hope there going to turn out good, just waiting for them to set. Were making them for Christmas tomorrow. Im gonna prove my mom wrong that a 15 year old can be a better cook then her (; haha. thanks! Merry Christmas (: <3

  3. Couple of thoughts….. a long time ago (+30 years), when I was about 15, my girlfriend and I made a similar recipe to take on choir tour. Two options or differences that could be added/altered, but not sure of the quantities. 1. Substitute crunchy peanut butter in for creamy; 2. Our recipe called for rice crispy cereal in the peanut butter mixture which added a little texture. 3. … just thought of adding rice crispy cereal to the chocolate coating, which would give it a Nestles crunch feel. Experiment and Enjoy!

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