Chocolate peanut butter truffles

Chocolate peanut butter truffles are an extremely easy and quick recipe, perfect for taking a break from the oven. If you love peanut butter, this no-bake recipe will be love at first sight! Chocolate peanut butter truffles have a soft and slightly salted filling that perfectly combines with the crunchy chocolate glaze… they melt in your mouth!
Homemade chocolate peanut butter truffles are really easy to make: all you need is a soft base like sponge cake or plum cake. Remember to choose one with neutral taste, to enhance the flavor of peanut butter.
Crumble the cake, add peanut butter and shape the mixture into balls. Finally coat them in melted chocolate and that’s it! Chocolate peanut butter truffles are perfect for serving to guests during Christmas holidays! 

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  • DifficultyVery easy
  • CostVery cheap
  • Preparation time15 Minutes
  • Rest time1 Hour
  • Serving30 truffles
  • Cooking methodNo cooking
  • CuisineItalian

Ingredients for about 30 chocolate peanut butter truffles

4.5 ounces sponge cake (or another soft cake – 130 g)
1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy – 130 g / 4,5 oz)
1 cup chocolate chips (170 g / 6 oz)
1 pinch salt
peanuts (as required for decoration)


1 Bowl
1 Microwave Oven
1 Fork
1 Tray
Baking papers
1 Fridge

How to make chocolate peanut butter truffles

Put the base of your chocolate peanut butter truffles in a bowl: as previously said, it can be sponge cake, plum cake or any kind of soft cake. Crumble the dough with your hands and add a pinch of salt. Then, add peanut butter.

crumble the cake for chocolate peanut butter truffles

Stir all the ingredients with a tablespoon, until you get a pasty dough. Roll the dough between your hands to make small balls, about the size of a walnut: they will be the base of your chocolate peanut butter truffles.

make small balls for chocoilate peanut butter truffles

Place them on a tray lined with baking paper and lightly mash them to flat the base. Let stand them in the freezer for a few minutes (just the time to melt the chocolate).

Chop the dark chocolate with a knife and let it melt in the microwave. With a fork, dip and roll every ball into melted chocolate. 

cover the peanut butter truffle with melted chocolate

Place back the chocolate peanut butter truffles on the tray lined with baking paper. Put a small piece of peanut over every truffle before the chocolate solidify.

Once covered, place them in the fridge for at least an hour until serving.

chocolate peanut butter truffles are ready to be eaten

Enjoy your chocolate peanut butter truffles!

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You can store chocolate peanut butter truffles in the fridge for 3 or 4 days.

Translation by Giacomo Meucci

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