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  1. Watch how to make these peanut butter truffles:
  2. Peanut Butter Truffles Recipe

Christmas has always been a time to indulge in my family, especially when it comes to sweets. The season seems more special when there are decadent treats that are only made once a year. I won’t stop you from making these any time, but they have always been a treat at Christmastime in my family. Peanut butter is always good and in a truffle – well, I think that speaks for itself!

These are so decadent and seriously delicious! I love putting them on cookie plates or serving them with coffee for an after-dinner treat. Enjoy the season to the fullest with one of my family’s favorites!

Watch how to make these peanut butter truffles:

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Chocolate-covered peanut butter truffles sit on a glass platter.

Peanut Butter Truffles

5 from 1 vote
The crossover between flavors is irresistible in this treat. The nutty, rich peanut butter is coated in a decadent chocolate, creating an incredible dessert.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 35 truffles


  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz chocolate I use a mixture of milk and dark
  • 1 ½ tsp vegetable shortening


  • Using an electric mixer, beat together the peanut butter and butter until smooth.
  • Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar and mix together until completely combined. This mixture may seem dry and crumbly, but it will come together.
  • Use a small cookie scoop or a teaspoon-sized measuring spoon to make small balls. Roll in hand to create a smooth ball. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and chill for 30 minutes.
  • While truffles are chilling, melt chocolate. I use a quick temper method. Chop the chocolate and melt roughly ¾ cup (six ounces) in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  • Once fully melted, add remaining two ounces of chopped chocolate and shortening. Stir until the chocolate is smooth and silky.
  • Using a fork, dip prepared truffles in chocolate, tapping off extra chocolate.
  • Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Let cool until chocolate is hardened.


  • Store in airtight container in refrigerator if truffles are not eaten within three days.


Serving: 1truffleCalories: 80kcal
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Assembling
Peanut butter truffles sit on a glass platter.
Truffles rest on a platter.
A half-eaten peanut butter truffle sits on a platter with other truffles.

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  1. oh my goodness……yes please!! It’s on my to-do list. These are some of my absolute favorite treats at Christmas time AND they’re perfect for sharing with the neighbors on a goody tray 😉 As always….thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas Kaleb (and Joel too)

  2. YES, Wonderful, Buckeyes as we call them here in Ohio.
    Tip; Use a plastic fork with the 2 middle tines snapped off to making dipping easier. You wont use as much chocolate.
    Merry Christmas!