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Peanut Butter Truffles

Peanut Butter Truffles are a simple and addictive peanut butter treat. A no-bake bite-sized treat that is loaded with peanut butter flavor and a sweet chocolate coating. 

Hi everyone, Nicky here, calling in from Kitchen Sanctuary. Today I’m bringing you a recipe for these amazing peanut butter truffles.

I’ve got a real thing for truffles lately, and these are just so addictive. Every time I walk into the kitchen I seem to walk out with another one in my mouth – I just can’t help myself!!

I don’t even like peanut butter, but I just want to eat these all day.

Peanut Butter Truffles - No-bake alert! Make these simple yet romantic truffles for your partner or your kids, as long as it's made with love.

Peanut Butter Truffles

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    They’re pretty simple to make – no baking, food mixers or chocolate tempering. Which means it’s easy for the kids to get involved too.

    Make them as a gift, or just as a treat for yourself – just try not to scoff the lot in one day (blush).

    Peanut Butter Truffles - No-bake alert! Make these simple yet romantic truffles for your partner or your kids, as long as it's made with love.

    What Type of Shortbread Cookies to Use for Peanut Butter Truffles 

    You want to reach for a simple shortbread cookie. Now depending on where you live you might find you have a popular brand. Feel free to use any shortbread cookie. 

    I used a rolling pin and a sealable bag. I placed the cookies in the bag, sealed it up and then took my rolling pin to break it up. If you don’t want that method you can also use a food processor. 

    Toss the cookies in and give it a pulse or two until your cookies are finely chopped, similar to graham cracker crumbs. 

    Peanut Butter Truffles - No-bake alert! Make these simple yet romantic truffles for your partner or your kids, as long as it's made with love.

    Creamy vs. Crunchy Peanut Butter 

    I find that creamy is best when making truffles. The nuts in the crunchy peanut butter will affect the shape of your truffle balls. You will find they won’t be as round and can look lumpy even when dipped in the chocolate. 

    If you don’t mind them looking a little off on the shape, then go right ahead and do crunchy peanut butter if that is what you prefer. 

    Ingredients for Peanut Butter Truffles

    • Peanut butter
    • Cream cheese
    • Confectioner sugar
    • Shortbread cookies
    • White chocolate 
    • Semi-sweet chocolate
    Peanut Butter Truffles - No-bake alert! Make these simple yet romantic truffles for your partner or your kids, as long as it's made with love.

    How to Make Peanut Butter Truffles 

    You will start by making your peanut butter mixture, that you will store in the fridge for a while. Once it is set up a bit, you will use a cookie scoop and use that to get evenly shaped balls. Roll them up, and set on a parchment-lined pan. 

    Place the rolled balls back in the fridge for another 30 minutes to help get them chilled again. You don’t want your balls melting in the chocolate. 

    Once your ready dip your balls in the chocolate and then you can use a piping bag to put strips of peanut butter on top if you want. Then let them harden and enjoy. 

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    How to Store No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls 

    Because of the cream cheese in these no-bake peanut butter balls I suggest storing them in the refrigerator. You will place it in a sealable bag or airtight container. Store for up to a week. Then thaw on the counter if you want a room temperature ball. I actually enjoy them cold. 

    Can You Freeze Peanut Butter Balls 

    You bet! If you want to freeze these, just make them and allow them to harden up. Then place them in an airtight container that is freezer friendly. Store your no-bake balls in the freezer for up to three months. 

    Thaw them in the fridge the night before you want to eat. Or take a few out and let them warm up at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour. 

    Can I Make Peanut Butter Balls in Advance 

    You sure can make these ahead of time. I would say making them 1-2 days in advance is probably the farthest you would want to do. These are best when they are fresh, as they will have the best flavor. Just make and store them in the fridge.

    So if you are on the hunt for an easy but delicious no-bake dessert I highly suggest giving this recipe a try. We love it, and make it for every and any occasion.  

    Would you keep or give as a gift?

    Peanut Butter Truffles - No-bake alert! Make these simple yet romantic truffles for your partner or your kids, as long as it's made with love.

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    Peanut Butter Truffles

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 30
    Prep Time 2 hours
    Total Time 2 hours
    No-bake alert! Make these simple yet romantic truffles for your partner or your kids, as long as it's made with love.


    • ¼ cup full-fat cream cheese room temperature
    • ½ cup peanut butter
    • 2 tbsp confectioners’ sugar
    • 6 oz all-butter shortbread biscuits finely crumbled (I place mine in a bag and crush them with a rolling pin)
    • 3.5 oz white chocolate melted (chop into chunks and melt in the microwave in 30 second bursts – stirring in between each burst)

    Chocolate Coating

    • 7 oz semi-sweet chocolate melted
    • 1 heaped tbsp. peanut butter
    • 1 oz white chocolate melted


    • Place the cream cheese, peanut butter and confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl and mix together until combined. Stir in the crumbled shortbread and then mix in the melted white chocolate. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for an hour to chill.
    • After an hour, take the mixture out of the fridge. Line a plate or tray with baking parchment. Scoop out heaped teaspoons of the mix, place in your hand and roll into a ball. Place on the parchment. Repeat until all of the mixture is used up. Place back in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
    • After 30 minutes, take the shortbread balls out of the fridge. Place one of the balls on a fork and dip into the melted semi-sweet chocolate. Use a spoon to drizzle more of the chocolate over the top, then let any excess chocolate drip off. Gently place the ball back on the parchment-lined tray and repeat until all of the mixture is used up.  Leave the chocolate to set at room temperature for 30 minutes, then mix the peanut butter with the melted white chocolate and spoon into a piping bag. Pipe little strips of the peanut butter mixture over the top of the chocolate truffles and leave to set in the fridge before serving.


    Serving: 1g | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Desserts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Peanut Butter Truffles

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    1. Your Peanut Butter Truffles will be a very special treat, we will love these.  Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and Happy New Year!
      Miz Helen

    2. OH YUM and omg i love peanut butter candy sooooo much, too.

      Gotta try this!

      I love my recipe for shortbread cookies too so they will now get a double use!

    3. Oh my goodness! You just spoke my language! ;p These look SO good! Pinning for later! #SmallVictories

    4. HI Stacie and Nicky! I just wanted to let you know that you are this week’s MEGA Rockstar from Creativity Unleashed! I will be shouting you out on all my social media outlets and will have tons of pins going up tonight on my biggest boards starting around 7:30EST. I’ll also be featuring you in my weekly newsletter on Friday. I hope you get LOTS of love this week! You totally deserve it, girl!!!

    5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

      These look fantastic, wonderful photos. I love truffles but not peanut butter so I’ll have to give these a miss. Any other truffle recipes would be very welcome 🙂

    6. Darlene Demell says:

      Oh wow, just looking at these makes my mouth water. I will have to give these a try for sure.

    7. Elva Roberts says:

      These truffles look and probably taste scrumptious. I have saved the recipe and will try them, especially during the festive season. I am always on the lookout for delicious recipes. Thank you for this recipe.

    8. Elva Roberts says:

      This recipe features some of my favorite things-chocolate, peanut butter and cream cheese. They look so delicious and, while a little finicky to make,, the labor of love is well worth it. Thank you so much for sharing.

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