Chocolate-Peanut Butter Truffles

Total Time
5hrs 7mins
Prep 5 hrs
Cook 7 mins

Peanut Butter and Chocolate are just 2 of my taste addictions. These truffles are fantastic, better than the peanut butter cups I used to devour while I was growing up.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan combine the chocolate, cream, butter and peanut butter and heat over moderate heat, stirring, until chocolate is completely melted.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and a pinch of salt.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and chill for 4 hours, or until firm.
  4. Form mixture by heaping teaspoons into balls and roll lightly in peanuts.
  5. Chill on a baking sheet lined with wax paper for 1 hour, or until firm.
  6. Keep in an airtight container, chilled, for up to 2 weeks.
Most Helpful

4 5

These were easy to make and I even did the melting slowly in the microwave. I will warn that I used a higher quality darker chocolate and it wasn't very good. Next year we will do them with milk or semi-sweet. We had to let the ganache come back to a slower room temp to roll as it was hard as a rock after chilling 24 hours.

5 5

As we used to say back in the 70s, man oh man! These were heavenly. I say "were", because it took me over 6 hours to make (with chilling time) and they were gone in about 30 minutes! The mix wasn't so firm after 4 hours, took more like 5+. I also used about a cup of peanuts and ground them to a powder, for extra coverage and peanut flavor. My daughter and I had so much fun rolling the truffles. You will be tempted to lick your fingers, just remember to wash your hands before you start rolling again!

4 5

Made these as directed for party favors at my son's wedding. They were okay. I made them again but substituted milk chocolate for the semi-sweet chips. With the milk chocolate I would give this recipe a 5 star instead of 4. This may not be fair as I am not much of a dark chocolate fan.