Peanut butter truffles are a delicious and creamy smooth peanut butter filling inside a coating of chocolate.
Peanut butter and chocolate have always been best friends and this recipe is just one more chance for them to get together. With these easy to make chocolate peanut butter truffles, you’ll be looking for excuses to make them more often!
This recipe is very simple and easy, but it does require a little patience to pull together. All of your efforts are well worth it once you taste how incredible these little treats are.
Making these peanut butter truffles is also very fun and can become a great family fun time if you want to let the kids help you out. Shaping the truffle balls and dipping them in the chocolate are things kids no doubt would love to get messy with.
If you’ve ever made truffles before then you should have a basic understanding of how the recipes come together and know what to expect.
We have several truffle recipes on this blog and they’re all unique and fantastic but these peanut butter ones might just be making their way onto my top 5 list.
They’re salty, sweet, creamy, and have that bite of crunch from the hardened chocolate shell. So good!
How to Make Peanut Butter Truffles
- In a bowl, whisk together the peanut butter and the powdered sugar.
- Scoop out the dough into rounded tablespoon sized balls and place them on a lined baking sheet.
- Freeze the tray for 15 minutes until the peanut butter is chilled and set.
- In the meantime, melt your chocolate and oil in a bowl. Using the microwave, heat in 30 second intervals and stir between each until smooth. Do not overcook.
- Once smooth, remove the peanut butter balls from the freezer and dip them into the chocolate. Place them back on the prepared sheet and sprinkle with sea salt.
- Alternatively, you can drizzle the truffles with additional melted chocolate or heated peanut butter.
What is mild oil?
The recipe says to use mild oil and I realize that could get a little confusing so I’d like to clear that up. You can use coconut oil, canola oil, or even butter to get a good tasting chocolate result without adding an off-putting flavor.
Using a strong olive oil isn’t recommended because it would add its own flavor into the chocolate and could make it taste unpleasant.
Can peanut butter truffles be frozen?
Yes, this recipe makes a good amount of truffles and if you find that you’d like to freeze some for later- you’re in luck. Just place the cooled and set truffles in an airtight container and freeze for up to 6 months.
Place them in the fridge overnight to thaw before eating. Keep in mind that as they thaw, the chocolate will weep and can get a little messy. They’re still safe to eat, just a little wet.
How do I dip truffles in chocolate?
This is something you’ll have to figure out for yourself as there are many different methods and they all work differently depending on your hand eye coordination and what you have on hand.
Stabbing each truffle with the prongs of a fork and dipping into a deep bowl of melted chocolate is one option to keep your hands clean. Simply use another fork to slide it off and onto the tray.
2 Toothpicks inserted into either side of the truffle and dipping it down into the chocolate is another option. You can also drop the truffle into the chocolate and fish it out with a spoon or fork.
Don’t expect to not make any mess at all as it can get a little messy no matter which method you choose. For this reason, lining your workspace with a little wax paper can help to collect the mess and save you from scrubbing the messes later.
Peanut Butter Truffles
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup milk chocolate
- 1 tablespoon oil mild flavored
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- Whisk together the peanut butter and powdered sugar.
- Scoop rounded tablespoons onto a lined sheet tray.
- Freeze for 15 minutes.
- Combine the chocolate and oil in a glass mixing bowl.
- Melt in 30 second increments in the microwave, stirring between each one. Stop heating the chocolate once it is 85% melted, stirring will melt the rest.
- Dip the peanut butter balls into the chocolate. Set on a lined sheet tray. Sprinkle with sea salt.
- Alternatively, drizzle with additional melted chocolate or heated peanut butter.
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