Peanut Butter Truffles

 

Peanut Butter Truffles are perfect for gifting on a cookie platter or just for popping in a sweet indulgence!

Is there a person on this planet who doesn’t love a well-made peanut butter truffle???

–okay. Aside from the peanut allergy folks. But hey– you can always use Biscoff instead! Or almond butter if you’re not allergic to all nuts :)

Note that I said a well-made peanut butter truffle. That’s very important.

Because I have eaten my share of gross peanut butter truffles, so I know they’re out there. Who else knows what I’m talking about?? The gloppy filling that sticks to your mouth… usually not sweet enough… and that weird brand of peanut butter sort of has a funky taste. Not good.

When I eat a peanut butter truffle, I hold my breath and cross my fingers that it has a smooth and creamy filling (but not too soft!) and a sweet, Reese’s-esque taste. I think the key to all of that is using the right amount of powdered sugar. Too much makes the filling stiff, dry, and overly sweet. But too little makes it gloppy and not sweet enough.

These truffles are the good kind.

In fact, they’re better than the good kind, because they also come with a surprise!

Peanut Butter Truffles are perfect for gifting on a cookie platter or just for popping in a sweet indulgence!

 

This recipes hails from one of my new favorite blogger cookbooks: 12 Days of Christmas With Six Sisters’ Stuff: Recipes, Traditions, Homemade Gifts, and So Much More. And here’s the surprise ingredient: graham cracker crumbs!

So there’s a little twisty twist for ya.

I actually loved how the graham crackers played a part in these truffles. It adds a subtle crunch and changes the flavor just a bit too. In fact, it almost tastes like a nutter butter smothered in chocolate! Good call, Six Sisters, good call.

If these peanut butter truffles are a reflection of the rest of the recipes in this book, my holiday season just got a lot yummier. 12 Days of Christmas With Six Sisters’ Stuff is full of gorgeous, full-length photos (despite the fact that I picked, like, the one recipe in the book with a small photo), creative recipes, and fun gift and craft ideas all geared towards the holidays.

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You can order a copy of 12 Days of Christmas With Six Sisters’ Stuff: Recipes, Traditions, Homemade Gifts, and So Much More on Amazon. But until it arrives, how about some peanut butter truffles to tide you over?

I hope you love this recipe as much as we did!

Peanut Butter Truffles

Yield: 6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (I like Jif)
  • 10 whole graham crackers
  • 2 pounds dipping chocolate (like Wilton's, Hershey's Baking Melts, or Ghirardeli)

Instructions

  1. Place the graham crackers in the bowl of a large food processor. Pulse until the crackers are fine crumbs.
  2. Add the butter and peanut butter. Blend until combined.
  3. Add the powdered sugar, and blend until combined. You may need to stop occasionally to scrape down the sides.
  4. Scoop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, melt the melting chocolate according to package instructions.
  6. Remove the peanut butter balls from the freezer, and (if desired, not necessary) roll each ball until smooth. Dip* the balls in chocolate and replace on the parchment lined cookie sheet to cool and harden.
  7. Let set completely before serving or packaging.

Notes

*Be sure to watch the video slide show below on my favorite easy dipping technique.

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.