Monday, January 14, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles


So truffles are like really easy. And as it turns out completely beautiful without even one single colorful confetti sprinkle or jumbo red candy heart attached. I had to resist the urge you know.

Last week when I made some ganache for those yummy butterscotch brownies, I realized it has been forever since I made chocolate truffles. Like since I was in college forever. And the best I can remember it was only that one time. So I wanted to make some more ganache and truffle it all up. But … ugh … I had no heavy whipping cream on hand and no desire to drive to the store.

Chocolate Truffles

So I made these with cream cheese instead.


Easy. Easy.

Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Melt. Mix with Cream cheese, Chill. Scoop and roll.

And then the fun part. You can coat the balls with good stuff…

Cocoa Coated

… Like cocoa.

Peanut coated

… like chopped peanuts.

Powder coated

…like powdered sugar.

Chocolate Sprinkles

…like chocolate sprinkles.

Like YUM!

Chocolate Truffles

And …… why hello …… cutest little chocolate sprinkles ever. So delicate and delish. I love you.

These are made by India Tree since I know you’ll want to know.

By the way, I had to resist dipping these in candy coating too. You know I’m kind of dipping addicted. But I refrained. : )


When they’re covered, you can do a couple of things with them.

Candy Cups

Place them in cute little candy cups like these in pink foil. Love!

Then, you can package them in small candy boxes, too.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

The candy cups will keep them clean and cozy. And easy to move without getting cocoa on your fingertips.

Foil wrappers

You can also wrap them in 4-inch foil candy wrappers like these.


Or be ballsy and leave them on display and uncovered at your party. Just chill again if they get to room temp. But I bet they won’t last long enough for that.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Servings: 36 truffles


  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 10 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter


  1. In a mixer, beat cream cheese until creamy and smooth.
  2. Melt chocolate in microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until melted and smooth.
  3. Add peanut butter to chocolate and stir until smooth.
  4. Pour over cream cheese and stir until completely combined.
  5. Spread into an 8X8 dish and chill for several hours.
  6. Scoop chocolate out with a spoon or melon ball size scoop. Roll chocolate mixture into balls and chill for a few minutes if necessary as your body temperature will warm up the balls.
  7. Coat balls in your choice of cocoa, powdered sugar, sprinkles or chopped pecans.
  8. Keep refrigerated.
  9. Note: Feel free to omit the peanut butter if you would like them straight up chocolate.

Chocolate Truffles



Also …

If you like balls of the cake variety, then check out the February issue of Woman’s Day on stands now. There’s an updated version of my Valentine’s Day Candy Cake Box inside. Fun for February! YAY! Here’s a peek inside…

Womans Day

Aikko @ Bake Happy said...

These are adorable Angie! :) You had me at chocolate and peanut butter :)

January 14, 2013 12:44 AM
Joni said...

Yummy! Looks delish! I’m going to try these tomorrow:-)


January 14, 2013 12:45 AM
Zoe said...

These sound and look delicious, definitely going to have a go!

January 14, 2013 12:46 AM
Glory/ Glorious Treats said...

Super beautiful and I’m sure delicioius too! Gorgeous photos (as always!) Hmm, now it’s late at night and I’m craving chocolate and peanut butter…

January 14, 2013 12:48 AM
vivian said...

Those chocolate sprinkles are to die for!

January 14, 2013 01:29 AM
Marnelli said...

Looks so yum! The chocolate sprinkled ones kinda look like mini chocolate disco balls haha :D

January 14, 2013 01:48 AM
Laura said...

I just wanted to say Bakerella you are simply the best I love all your books and have two and your blog with the truffles Thank You Thank You! I wished you can tour Canada. Would love to me you and you’re my inspiration to create cake pops.

Laura from Toronto, CANADA

January 14, 2013 02:07 AM
Beth said...

Ohhhh, they look so cute and so easy to make! <3 Must try!

January 14, 2013 02:09 AM
Martine said...

I say : dip away!
My parents used to make truffles every winters to offer them around and we always coated them in melted chocolate. To bite in the hardshell then the creamy center was just a prefect combination of textures.

January 14, 2013 02:23 AM
Deana said...

Oh my mouth is watering!! It has been awhile since I made truffles. Must try these for Valentines Day! Thank you for sharing! Those are the cutest chocolate sprinkles ever!!

January 14, 2013 02:49 AM
Rebecca @ Pavlova's Dog said...

Cream cheese is genius – ever so slightly less rich & heavy tasting, I imagine it means I can eat even more before I feel sick?

January 14, 2013 03:03 AM
Heidi - Bits of Sunshine said...

Love! These are so cool! And i am surprise that you held back on the dipping ;) I cant wait to make these. They will be the perfect Valentines surprise for my hubby. :) Thanks for sharing!

January 14, 2013 03:17 AM
Jayne said...

Now, aren’t you one clever lady! I think cream cheese keeps them together better than whipping cream. I’ve made truffles and they just got so incredibly messy in warm tropical weather. I almost pulled out all my ganache covered hair! have to try this.

January 14, 2013 03:24 AM
Sosheil said...

No dipping this week? Whhaaatt!?! O_o

January 14, 2013 03:49 AM
Britt @ Lovin' From the Oven said...

These look so tasty. And I’m a sucker for anything with cream cheese!! Yum!!

January 14, 2013 03:52 AM
CS said...

Your Valentine’s Cake Box is the reason why I started making cake balls. I still make them that way; covered in chocolate with some sort of topping, no stick. These truffles look like another edible ball I need to make!

January 14, 2013 04:39 AM
Winnie said...

Oh my! I can’t wait to try these! Sound and look delish!

January 14, 2013 05:07 AM
Christin said...

Looks very good! Jummy

January 14, 2013 05:29 AM
Sues said...

What beautiful photos! These would definitely make the perfect gift. Congrats on the Woman’s Day feature! :)

January 14, 2013 07:39 AM
Cindy S said...

What a great idea!! I can’t wait to make these for Valentine’s Day! Anyone know where I can get the pink foil wrappers???

January 14, 2013 07:59 AM
Kendra said...

Oh boy – these look so delicious! My 3 favorite things – cream cheese, chocolate and peanut butter! Can’t wait to try them.

January 14, 2013 08:28 AM
Linda said...

You forgot to take a bite. ;-)

January 14, 2013 08:52 AM
nancy k. said...

These truffles look yummy. I will have to give them a try. I usually make truffles using the very easy sweetened condensed milk and melted chip recipe…usually used for fudge…that can be found all over the internet. The truffles can be customized using different flavor chips and/or a peanut butter or Nutella add in. And the best thing…they don’t have to be refrigerated like the ones made with heavy cream or cream cheese.

January 14, 2013 08:56 AM
Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

These look truly heavenly.

January 14, 2013 09:00 AM
Robyn | Add a Pinch said...

Mercy, Angie! You make truffles look better than anyone possibly can! xoxo

January 14, 2013 09:06 AM
Amy said...

Oh my! I could down a few for breakfast right now.

Liking those chocolate sprinkles bunches!

January 14, 2013 09:22 AM
Melanie said...

Oh, these look simply ah-ma-zing.

January 14, 2013 10:51 AM
Isra {TheFrugalette} said...

Your pics make me want to jump through the screen! Beautiful photography and the truffles are not so bad either. ;)

January 14, 2013 10:56 AM
Liz said...

These looks so delicious…I’m not a sprinkle fan but the chocolate sprinkle ones were my favorite!

January 14, 2013 11:11 AM
Lori said...

Love the truffles and congrats on another fabulous post in Women’s Day. When are you going to grace the cover???

January 14, 2013 11:14 AM
Seanna Lea said...

These look nice and easy. I have to make some of these after I’ve gotten off my butt and made cookies. I have ideas!

January 14, 2013 11:26 AM
Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies said...

Cream cheese + peanut butter + chocolate… seriously, this is the dessert food of my dreams!!

January 14, 2013 11:58 AM
Selena said...

Oh yummy!! I love to make truffles but never thought of using cream cheese. I’ve got to make these ASAP!!

January 14, 2013 12:08 PM
Katherine B said...

The chocolate sprinkles are the cutest- they look like they were made for truffles!

Where did you buy those foil wrappers? I love the color on the outside.

January 14, 2013 12:56 PM
Candice said...

Beautiful! :) They look soooooo yummy!!

January 14, 2013 01:48 PM
Teresa Young said...

the chocolate sprinkle ones look awesome! and so does your cake in Good Housekeeping!! (:

January 14, 2013 02:03 PM
Lady Jennie said...

I have been making waaaay too many things with peanut butter lately.

But hey – what’s one more? ;-)

January 14, 2013 02:16 PM
Emily said...

How cute! These look amazing

January 14, 2013 04:37 PM
Zoey said...

Hi! It’s Zoey, I’m 10 years old, and I love your blog! My blog is called Twin Bakers, and I love baking!!!!!! I absolutly love that post! It’s one of my favorite ones you made!

January 14, 2013 04:44 PM
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

I love all the different things you rolled these in

January 14, 2013 04:49 PM
mindy1 said...

OMG those look great I love truffles-anything chocolateto me is HEAVEN :D

January 14, 2013 05:08 PM
kathy pilato said...

oh, Bakerella, you’ve done it again! Just when I need inspiration for my daughter’s wedding in October! Thanks!

January 14, 2013 05:16 PM
Amanda said...

I saw that cover at the store and though… “They had BETTER have given credit to Bakerella for that!” Of course they did! Everything looks amazing… great job as usual~!

January 14, 2013 05:21 PM
Kari@Loaves n Dishes said...

So smart to use cream cheese in your truffles. They look devine, I could gobble those up in about a day!

January 14, 2013 06:17 PM
steph said...

Those are really interesting chocolate sprinkles. They really make the truffle look extra classy! Mmm, few things in this world more deliciously indulgent than a rich chocolate truffle.

January 14, 2013 09:05 PM
Susan said...

Do you use natural PB or more like Skippy?

January 14, 2013 09:08 PM
Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking said...

those square chocolate sprinkles are the cutest! and chocolate and peanut butter? you can’t go wrong with this irresistible combo!

January 14, 2013 09:24 PM
Jo said...

Oooohhh… you are so evil, evil, evil for posting such amazing looking truffles …. that I had to look at while I was at work. ;)~ Definitely making these for the husband for Valentine’s Day.

January 14, 2013 09:38 PM
Diana said...

So I was checking your blog, like I do twice a day, and started to shake a bit from the peanut butter withdrawal I am experiencing. Simply amazing.


January 14, 2013 10:09 PM
candi said...

Thank you this looks amazing, I have always wanted to make these, now I see how easy it is.

January 14, 2013 11:47 PM
Abundance said...

I have to make these ;-) they look so good

January 15, 2013 12:27 AM
Le blog de Sarah said...

They look absolutely scrumpcious !

January 15, 2013 06:45 AM
Melissa said...

Your Valentine box should have been the cover of that magazine!

January 15, 2013 07:22 AM
Laura said...

Holy moly. Those look amazing! I had no idea chocolate truffles were so easy to make! Definitely next on my list.

January 15, 2013 02:25 PM
Amna said...

Wow such a great idea and they look yummy. Different flavors is always good :) gotta try it. Thank you.

January 15, 2013 02:47 PM
Tabitha (From single to married) said...

Those sprinkles are the coolest sprinkles I’ve ever seen!

January 15, 2013 05:18 PM
Bellenza Bistro said...

Oh my goodness, 3 of my favorite treats all in one! And those flat, square chocolate sprinkles are so unique!

January 15, 2013 06:09 PM
ela said...

Awesome! What’s your secret of making melted chocolate smooth. I made chocolate fudge last Christmas and they were gritty. Thanks.

January 15, 2013 09:36 PM
bridget {bake at 350} said...

Look at you & Paula in the same magazine!!!

PS…I MUST get my hands on some of those India Tree sprinkles. Why do I always forget to order them?!?

January 15, 2013 10:00 PM
Et tu, tutu? said...

I would be one very happy lady if I had a mountain of these in front of me right now. Or if I was trapped in room made out of these and the only way to escape was to eat my way out.


January 16, 2013 02:26 AM
Stella said...

oh wow, I have to make these very very soon, they all look soo delicious!

January 16, 2013 02:41 PM
Emily said...

Wow!! These are the perfect things to send in care packages to our relatives!! Thanks for the awesome idea!

January 16, 2013 07:53 PM
Gali said...

Im soooooo gonna make those for valentines day!

January 16, 2013 08:15 PM
Liz said...

Wow, these look so good! Thanks for sharing this recipe…I will have to try and make some next time I have friends over or maybe for hubby for Valentine’s Day.

January 16, 2013 11:27 PM
Dense & Laura said...

These look amazing!

January 17, 2013 07:38 AM
Keith L said...

I’m testing truffle recipes for Valentine’s Day and did something similar. I made Cointreau truffles and rather than enrobing them with tempered chocolate, I dusted half the batch in cocoa powder. A friend of mine grows macadamia nuts so she gave me a few pounds to experiment with. I roasted two cups of the nuts and ground them coarsely in my food processor and coated the remaining truffles. I don’t want to use powdered sugar because it’s too humid in Hawaii, but I will try some of the other coatings, especially the sprinkles. In Brazil, they make a truffle with condensed milk and roll it in sprinkles. The are called “Brigadeiros”‘ Check it out at:
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January 17, 2013 01:10 PM
Carol said...

oh goood! they look so delicious! :)) I want some:D

January 17, 2013 01:30 PM
Susan said...

So very pretty! Thank you!

January 17, 2013 09:24 PM
Jeane M. said...

Truffles never failed to amuse my taste buds. Love my newly discovered twist in here, cream cheese and peanut butter…why I haven’t thought of this. Glad to have prospect gifts for hearts day. :)

January 18, 2013 04:40 AM
Nina said...

Hey!! love those :)
just one thing, can i use butter or margarine instead of cream cheese?

January 18, 2013 08:16 AM
Lindsay said...

YUM! They look soooo goood!!

January 18, 2013 12:46 PM
cakewhiz said...

i have lately been obsessed with truffles and these have peanut butter (my favorite thing in the whole wide world!)… YUM!!!

January 18, 2013 02:29 PM
Elizabeth @ The Collegiate Baker said...

Ah, these are so cute! I’ve always wanted to make truffles but I never have. These are inspiring. :)

January 18, 2013 03:04 PM
May said...

I’m so trying these out! But I couldn’t find Peanut Butter here in my city. Small town. :/ Anyway, I recently gave a try on Cake Pops, but they didn’t turn out pretty like yours. Soo, I went to a bookstore here in Brazil to buy your book. And guess how much it costs here! R$60,00!
It’s super expensive! :/ I couldn’t afford it, so now I’m trying to get it on Amazon or something, but it’s super complicated to get it shipped here. But I will do ANYHTING cause I’m DYING to get my hands on your book! hahahaha

January 18, 2013 03:32 PM
a3stars said...

Well, it sure can’t get any easier than this! These look so delicious, I will be making them soon. :D

January 18, 2013 06:35 PM
The Nourishing Nut said...

Is there anything you make that doesn’t look delicious?? You are an inspiration!

January 18, 2013 08:39 PM
putrasemeru said...

yummy … I like it… cool.. delicious! :-))…

January 18, 2013 10:13 PM
Nadine said...

how many hours did you wait until rolling the balls?

January 19, 2013 08:31 AM
Sinead said...

These look soo cute and delicious! The little square chocolate sprinkles are adorable

January 19, 2013 03:09 PM
Katherine said...

I went to the India Tree site and it look like they only sell to “tradesmen”. Is there any where else that these totally “gotta have” sprinkles can be found.


January 19, 2013 05:31 PM
Stephie said...

These are so pretty! I love truffles but never had the guts to make them as I have been afraid of all the complicated steps in handling chocolate but this seems easy enough! Thank you Bakerella! :)

January 20, 2013 06:05 AM
April said...

Wow! these look amazing! i wish i lived in your house! I love the chocolate sprinkles, they look like little mosaics! LOVE it will be trying it in the very near future!!!! Thanks Bakerella!!!!! (EVERYONE at my house Loves you and they dont even know it!)

January 20, 2013 02:08 PM
Meatloaf said...

What a Delicious food blog! I am feeling quite hungry now, can’t wait to eat those yummy food :)

January 21, 2013 03:39 AM
Karyn G said...

Looks good! If I want to omit the peanut butter, do I just substitute an equal amount of cream?

January 21, 2013 01:03 PM
Carla @ Carla's Confections said...

Love these! So beautiful, especially the ones with the chocolate sprinkles. So pretty!

January 21, 2013 03:31 PM
heidi said...

Oh, gosh, these look fantastic. I cannot wait to impress my friends with these at our next get together.

Cream cheese. Genius.

January 21, 2013 06:33 PM
Cris said...

You never disappoint! They look great. For anyone that has a T J Maxx around, I have seen India tree products there before so try looking there for the sprinkles. I can’t remember all they had but it’s worth checking it out.

January 23, 2013 12:01 AM
And Her Little Dog Too said...

obsessed with truffles.
these look amazing! love all the different kinds!

January 23, 2013 10:08 AM
mikky said...

These look delicious!
Congrats on the feature!
And all the best for the new year.


January 23, 2013 12:10 PM
Jenny said...

I’ve been looking for a truffle recipe to make for my husband! I need to look no further!! My readers would also love this recipe, I would love for you to link it up to my linky party –
link to

January 25, 2013 12:16 PM
Lana | Sweet As Lime said...

Great… Now I have drool all over my keyboard :p

January 27, 2013 05:19 PM
Anxhela said...

Omg. These look so yummy and delicious. I want me some. I have been looking all over for a truffle recipe, and this is perfect like a Reese peanut butter cup but only better. Been a follower for quite some time, but this is the first I have commented.

February 6, 2013 06:17 PM
Rachael said...


My boyfriend loves chocolate and peanuts so this will be the perfect gift for valentines day :)

Thank you!!

February 10, 2013 11:04 AM
Alexandra @ Creative Simple Life said...

Those chocolate sprinkles are so fun-looking! I recently made a non-dairy version of these using coconut oil. If you are curious to check them out, here is the link: link to
Thanks for this great-looking recipe!

February 17, 2013 01:05 AM
Erin Fleischmann said...

I made these for Valentine’s Day and they were a hit! I used Velata chocolate rather than chocolate chips and chunky peanut butter rather than creamy and they turned out great. Thank you so much for sharing!

February 17, 2013 11:09 PM
shaina said...

Thank you for this recipe! How far in advance can these be made? Can they be frozen once they are coated with toppings?

February 18, 2013 08:34 PM
Jessica said...

they look so yummy, but how do u get them in this perfect round shape ? is there a special truffle shape-er if there is do u have any idea where can i find it or just tell me what it is called
thank you

March 2, 2013 08:22 AM
KIM said...


March 5, 2013 11:05 PM
Yetaland said...

These look absolutely scrumious ! Definietly making these for Xmas. Yum yum ! !:)

November 5, 2013 07:11 AM
Karla said...

These look absolutely delish! Can they be frozen? I am making a few desserts ahead of time for Thanksgiving. Thanks!

November 14, 2013 11:11 AM
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