Desserts/Treats

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles (4 Ingredients)

no bake chocolate truffles

Divine Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles Perfect For Any Holiday Platter

When making this easy 4 ingredient chocolate peanut butter truffle recipe everyone will be begging for the recipe.

I’m a big fan of truffles and chocolate but when you combine peanut butter with chocolate, it’s even better.

I’ve made truffles for a while now and although they are easy many people tend to shy away from them because the name “truffle” sounds posh and must mean they are difficult to make.

Hardly the truth as you will find out today.

If you are in a pinch and need an easy treat to bring to a gathering you can whip up some chocolate peanut butter truffles in no time.

Even dipping the truffles in chocolate is not that time-consuming and a bit relaxing for me.

You can use the same chocolate dipping process as Mr.CBB does for his peanut butter balls.

Easy Christmas Dessert Recipes

Most people unless they are passionate about baking don’t want to spend any more time in the kitchen baking than they have to.

Creating simple holiday recipes is part of what I do because although I love to bake there are times when simple is best.

You will see with this truffle recipe that it’s so easy and a huge bonus is that you don’t even need to bake them.

Four Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Today’s peanut butter truffle recipe has Oreo crumbs inside along with cream cheese, peanut butter, and then dipped in chocolate.

  1. Oreo Cookie Crumbs
  2. Peanut Butter
  3. Cream Cheese
  4. Semi-Sweet Chocolate

There are many kinds of truffle recipes that you can create such as peanut butter truffles, white truffles with coconut, Oreo truffles, birthday truffles, gingerbread truffles, and on and on. 

The chocolate truffle recipe is very popular since you can add ingredients to your liking such as my Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles.

Why did I decide to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles?

Well, I’ve started taking cake orders and some of the cakes I make I add my chocolate peanut butter truffles to them.

Cakes I’ve Made

Nicolas first cakes

I also had my first cake order this week but not just one cake but two cakes.

My customer originally wanted me to create five cakes for her but I thought it was a bit ambitious for my first order!

She left the inspiration to me for both cakes as it was for five birthdays and one anniversary (7th – Copper).

So my artist hat goes on and I start coming up with ideas to make these the best cakes ever.

I thought it made more sense that I created one cake and the second would be a cinnamon bun tier cake.

She loved the idea because it was unique.

As you can see from the photo it turned out pretty amazing and will certainly be a dessert that guests will be chatting about.

Even I impressed myself but I put lots of hard work into this order.

I know I will get better with more experience but this is a passion of mine.

Now comes the hard work.

Neighbours Who Help Neighbours

I’m fortunate that my neighbour was able to lend me some cake decorating piping bags and tools until I can buy my own.

This was a trial to see if It would be a great way to make a go of it without buying everything then decide the cake business wasn’t for me.

I love my neighbours to bits as they have always been on hand as we have to help out any way we can.

Unfortunately, not all neighbours are like this so I know I am very fortunate.

Don’t be afraid to ask to borrow as long as you give it back.

In the midst of this, I decided to decorate the cinnamon bun cake with chocolate truffles which I am going to show you how to make.

I usually make these Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles at Christmas as they make excellent gifts for teachers, friends, relatives as does Mr.CBB’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls, Coconut Balls, and Snowballs.

How to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

chocolate peanut butter truffles

Printable Truffle Recipe Below

Ingredients

How To Make The Truffles

  • Take out the cream cheese and let it get to room temperature as this makes it easier to cream together with the other ingredients.
  • Place the cream cheese, Oreo crumbs, and peanut butter into a bowl and with a fork mix together until it becomes smooth.
  • On a baking tray place some parchment paper.
  • Scoop about a teaspoon of the truffle mixture with your hands until it forms a ball and place it on the baking sheet.
  • Once done place the baking sheet into the freezer for 15mins
  • Melt your chocolate (I do mine in the microwave) in a Pyrex bowl or jug. I do have a preference here and do mine in a jug as it’s not so messy.
  • Take your truffles out of the freezer. If they are hard to touch they are ready if not leave for a further 5mins
  • One at a time place your truffle mix into the chocolate.
  • Using a fork and spoon turn gently then tap to get any excess chocolate off and place back onto the parchment.
  • Once completed all of the truffles this way put back into the freezer for a further 15mins until the chocolate is hard.

No bake chocolate peanut butter truffles

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
 
Recipe Type: Truffle
Cuisine: Dessert
Author: Nicola Don
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 25
If you enjoy truffles you then this easy 4 ingredient chocolate peanut butter truffle recipe is a must try. Enjoy.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 Bag Oreo crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons Kraft Chocolate Peanut butter/or plain smooth peanut butter
  • 1 Tub (6ml) chocolate Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 1 Pack semi sweet chocolate pieces (300g)
Instructions
  1. Take out the cream cheese and let it get to room temperature as this makes it easier to cream together with the other ingredients.
  2. Place the cream cheese, Oreo crumbs, and peanut butter into a bowl and with a fork mix together until it becomes smooth.
  3. On a baking tray place some parchment paper.
  4. Scoop about a teaspoon of the truffle mixture with your hands until it forms a ball and place it on the baking sheet.
  5. Once done place the baking sheet into the freezer for 15mins
  6. Melt your chocolate (I do mine in the microwave) in a Pyrex bowl or jug. I do have a preference here and do mine in a jug as it’s not so messy.
  7. Take your truffles out of the freezer. If they are hard to touch they are ready if not leave for a further 5mins
  8. One at a time place your truffle mix into the chocolate. Using a fork and spoon turn gently then tap to get any excess chocolate off and place back onto the parchment.
  9. Once completed all of the truffles this way put back into the freezer for a further 15mins until the chocolate is hard.
 

There you have a delicious chocolate peanut butter truffle for just about any holiday or gathering.

If you want to adult your chocolate peanut butter truffles add a couple of caps of brandy or flavored liqueur to make them extra special.

I have often made a couple of different flavours like a chocolate box and drizzled different coloured chocolate over the top for each flavour.

So next time you have a special occasion like a wedding or Christmas baking try these as wedding favours as a table treat, or for that special teacher.

Enjoy

Nicky x

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6 Comments

  1. Hey! I made these last year and they were so easy to make, freeze beautifully, and were just wonderful!!! I’m making them again this year! I used light peanut butter, because that is what we eat at home. (P.S. You can eat them straight from the freezer! Hihihi!)

  2. Looks interesting!! I’m sure the boys and grandson would love these as is but I’m not one for peanut butter, never have been even as a kid. Yea, I know I was a weird kid, couldn’t stand PB!!! I’ve never tried the flavoured cream cheese either but I’m game. What would you try in place of the peanut butter?? I’m thinking of a few different ideas for the flavours…….
    Those cakes are awesome!!!!!!!! Super work there!!!!

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