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:
Peanut Butter 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.
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)
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.
Love this tip!!! Will definitely be using it, thanks!