Thursday, 11 July 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles


Milk straight out of the carton. Cereal straight out of the box. Pretzels straight out of the bag. Truffles straight out of the dipping chocolate.  I honestly don't know why I have crockery at all.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
slightly adapted from Bakerella
Makes about 40 or so

For the Filling:
250g cream cheese, room temperature
300g dark chocolate
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

For the Coating:
200g dark chocolate, melted
1/4 cup crushed roasted salted peanuts

Make the Filling:
In an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until creamy and smooth.

Melt chocolate in microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until melted and smooth.

Add melted chocolate and peanut butter to the cream cheese and beat until completely combined.

Spread into a baking pan chill until it is a consistency that can be molded (mine took about 15 minutes.)

Scoop chocolate out with a small ice cream spoon or melon ball size scoop. I left them in dome-shapes but you can roll them into balls with your hands if you wish. Put them onto baking paper lined baking trays.

Chill for about 15 minutes, then dip each little chocolate dome or ball into the melted chocolate and set them back onto the baking paper lined baking trays. Sprinkle with the crushed peanuts before the chocolate hardens. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


  1. Oh my goodness. That should be illegal. Yum, yum yum. And I love the packaging on the peanut butter! Makes me giggle a bit. :)

  2. Chocolate and peanut butter oh my! Lovely little morsels Jen.

  3. These looks insane. I'd have a hard time not eating a dozen or two. Your pics are amazing, as always!

  4. Haha, yep cutlery is overrated. I like pouring my cereal and milk straight out of the bowl into my mouth (quite efficient, albeit messy). These truffles look insanely good.

  5. Thanks Maria - these are naughty... but, oh so nice. (That packaging is a hoot, isn't it?)

  6. Thanks Patty - these are my idea of heaven.

  7. Thanks Jessica - had to stop myself at ONE! They were for someone else - boo hoo.

  8. Thanks Laura - we must both have flip-top heads haha.