Chocolate-Peanut Butter Truffles

"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."
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Didsx3 photo by Didsx3
Ready In:
5hrs 7mins
40 truffles




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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. Currently can't stop eating these. They're dangerously good! I might have to douse them with something to prevent me from eating the rest. They're that good! But don't take my word for it....try them for yourself!
  4. 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.
  5. Wow, these were GREAT!! I made a batch last night and took them to work today, and they were gone in no time! I had put the salted peanuts in my blender to chop them, but they actually came out almost ground. They still looked quite nice, and several girls at work said they were "perfect" just like they were. Next time I'll have to take up Kim D's suggestion of using a small cookie scoop to make the balls, as it got kind of messy when I was rolling them. UPDATE: I have made these numerous times since my 1st review on Oct 8; they have been absolutely fantastic every time! I did try using a small cookie scoop to form the balls...that worked out OK. I have also tried the last 2 times by pouring the warm chocolate into candy molds, then putting that in the fridge to harden. It works great, it's WAY less messy, and it can be used with all kinds of different molds. I just sprinkle the peanuts over the top of the finished molded candy.


  1. VERY NICE! I subbed half the cream with corn syrup for tad more sweetness, perfect for us that way.
  2. I actually found this recipe because I had left over heavy cream and pecans from a failed cookie recipe and WOW these are amazing. Extremely easy to make, used regular vs chunky peanut butter and pecans instead of peanuts. I love love love them. 1/2 c is per truffle bascially. I used about an entire 4.5 ounce bag of chopped pecans. I loved it with semi sweet chocolate chips. Regular wouldve been tp sweet. If you eve rhad muddy buddies (puppy chow) its kind of a similar flavor. I will definitely make these again. I made them a little bigger than pictures so 40 became 25 but it makes perfect sense. The consistency of the mix was also perfect after 4 hours in the fridge.


<style>body { background: url(""); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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