Peanut Butter Truffles

24 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Peanut Butter Truffles are easy no-bake peanut butter balls with powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla, and covered in peanuts. A peanut butter lovers dream!

Easy no-bake sweet treats like Buckeye Balls are a go-to Snack during the holidays. These simple peanut butter balls are just as easy and sweet, with a crunchy twist!

Peanut Butter Truffles In Bowl with Some Truffles with Bites removed

Sweet chocolate peanut butter balls, aka Buckeye balls, are one of the easiest and most addicting candies you can make! They are like little pops of chocolate peanut butter goodness, plus you don’t have to fire up an oven to make them. These all-peanut butter versions are just as easy to make and just as satisfying when you have a salty sweet craving.

One of the best things about these delicious Peanut Butter Truffles is they are made with simple ingredients you definitely have in your pantry. All you need to make these tasty homemade treats is smooth peanut butter, powdered sugar, softened butter, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, and salt. The crushed nuts are an extra touch, but these are still delicious without them.

Peanut Butter Truffles Ingredients in Bowl Before and After Mixing

The key to these traditional Peanut Butter Truffles is of course using the right peanut butter. You don’t want natural peanut butter because the oils separate, but you can use chunky peanut butter or smooth peanut butter, depending how creamy you like them.

These Creamy Peanut Butter Balls are perfect snacks after school or for a late-night treat that won’t keep you up all night. They are just sweet enough to count as a dessert but the salty roasted peanuts and savory peanut butter keep them from being too sugary. If you want to make them less sweet, you can skip the chocolate coating.

Peanut Butter Truffles without Chocolate Coating Shaped and on baking tray


Peanut Butter Truffles are so easy to make, you can put the littlest bakers in charge. If you are doing an afternoon of holiday baking, why not let the kids shape the peanut butter balls? It will keep them occupied and you all end up with a delicious sweet treat to snack on while you assemble your holiday gift baskets with other holiday favorites like Chocolate TrufflesBanana Bread, and Peanut Brittle.

Peanut Butter Truffles with Chocolate Coating and Peanuts Shaped and on baking tray


  • Nut Butter: You can use any nut butter instead of peanut butter, like almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter. You could also mix half and half, like half peanut butter and half hazelnut spread.
  • Peanut Butter Coating: Give your Peanut Butter Truffles even more peanut butter flavor with a peanut butter Magic Shell Coating. Melt 1 cup smooth peanut butter chips, 5 tablespoons coconut oil, and 2 tablespoons white sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat. Cool slightly and dip peanut butter balls with a fork until coated.
  • Toppings: Whether you coat the in chocolate or not, you can roll your Peanut Butter Balls in all kinds of toppings like chocolate sprinkles, shredded coconut, crushed cookies, crushed candies, or powdered sugar. Drizzle with melted chocolate or Chocolate Ganache for even more chocolatey goodness!
  • Mix-Ins: Add mini chocolate chips, crushed cookie pieces (like Oreo cookies), Reese’s pieces, chopped peanut butter cups, mini M&Ms, or chopped nuts to your peanut butter mixture for even more flavor.
  • Cereal: You can add crispy rice cereal, like Rice Krispies or cocoa rice cereal for some texture. Also try crushed graham crackers or quick oats in the peanut butter filling too.

Peanut Butter Truffles with Chocolate Coating and Peanuts Shaped and on baking tray



  • Serve: Peanut Butter Truffles can be served right away or chill before serving so they are firm. Don’t leave at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
  • Store: Store Peanut Butter Truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one month. You can serve them cold or let soften at room temperature for a few minutes.
  • Freezer: Freeze Peanut Butter Balls on a baking sheet for an hour then transfer balls to a freezer safe bag. Freeze truffles for up to 6 months and enjoy frozen or thaw first.

Peanut Butter Truffles In Bowl with Some Truffles with Bites removed

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Peanut Butter Truffles

Peanut Butter Truffles are easy no-bake bite size treats with powdered sugar, peanut butter, chocolate chips and vanilla, covered in peanuts.
Yield 24 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder



  • To your stand mixer add the powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla extract and salt on medium speed until well combined.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls, dip in melted chocolate, top with crushed peanuts.
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes to harden, then serve chilled.


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. This recipe is a must-try! We tried making this at home and we can’t get enough of it. It’s so easy to make and we had fun making it. Thanks, for this highly recommended recipe. We’ll surely make this on repeat.

  2. These peanut butter truffles were a great project for my daughter and I to make together. She loved getting to make a tasty treat for teacher gifts! We snuck a few before we packed them up for quality control and they were so delicious!