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Peanut Butter Truffles are a baker’s dream! No bake, easy to make, quick, and everyone devours them every time!


Peanut Butter Cup Truffles


You’ll love that peanut butter and chocolate taste! You know the one right? Like a peanut butter cup! 

These chocolate peanut butter truffles take no baking time! So you don’t need to even turn on the oven.

This peanut butter truffles recipe goes wonderfully on a holiday plate or as a gift. Give them to teachers, neighbors, and friends. Even as Valentine’s Day treats! Everyone loves them.

And a peanut butter truffle is the perfect gift for chocolate and peanut butter lovers! Peanut butter cup truffles also only take a handful of ingredients.

Making these no bake balls is also really quick! So no need to spend the day in the kitchen. So get ready to start this easy no bake peanut butter balls!


Peanut Butter Cup Truffles - ground up graham crackers in a bowl


What Ingredients are in Peanut Butter Truffles?

  • Graham Cracker Crumbs: Just smash up some graham crackers in a sealed bag.
  • Butter: Use salted butter or unsalted butter. You won’t notice.
  • Cream Cheese: Soften the cream cheese to room temperature before beginning.
  • Peanut Butter: Use a smooth peanut butter or a chunky peanut butter. Your choice.
  • Powdered Sugar: Confectioners’ sugar adds flavor and a softness too.
  • Melting Chocolate: You will need two different types of melting chocolate or almond bark.

Pro Tips:

  • Do not use chocolate chips as they do not melt the same at all.
  • If you have a peanut allergy you can also substitute with almond butter or cashew butters.
  • White chocolate, milk chocolate, semisweet chocolate, or dark chocolate. You can’t go wrong.
  • Melt the butter in a small microwave-safe bowl in small second intervals.


Peanut Butter Cup Truffles - blended butter and graham crackers


How to Make Peanut Butter Truffles

  1. Make Truffle Insides: You’ll combine the peanut butter filling in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Dip Truffles: Roll the truffle mixture into small balls and place truffle in your choice of melted chocolate.
  3. Drizzle Chocolate: Drizzle a different type of chocolate over the top of the truffles for a contrast of color.

Pro Tips:

  • Wait for the homemade truffles to dry before adding the chocolate drizzle. They dry quickly.
  • Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper to help with the clean up.
  • A large baking tray might hold all your rich chocolate but you may need two trays.
  • Use an electric mixer to make your life easier.
  • A cookie scoop can help you make sure all the chocolate truffles are the same size.
  • Extra chocolate can be cooled and used again for another recipe later.


Peanut Butter Cup Truffles - Graham Cracker mix with cream cheese and peanut butter on top - not yet mixed.


Can You Freeze Peanut Butter Truffles?

Absolutely! I love freezing peanut butter truffles to pull out for quick and yummy treats! Place the cookie sheet with the peanut butter truffles into the freezer.

Freeze for about 20 minutes. This will keep them from sticking to each other as they freeze. Remove from the freezer and place the truffles in a freezer-friendly container.

The truffles can be kept in the freezer for up to two months. Thaw in the fridge overnight and they’ll be ready to eat by morning.


Peanut Butter Cup Truffles - blended truffles before powdered sugar


Can I Make Peanut Butter Truffles Ahead of Time?

Definitely! Peanut butter truffles will stay good for some time, and you won’t even be able to tell you made them early!

Make them up to 3 days before you want them and then throw them out at party time. Your guests will thank you!


Peanut Butter Cup Truffles - with powdered sugar on top


What to Serve with Peanut Butter Truffles

A big glass of milk! Maybe that goes without saying but peanut butter truffles are rich!

I originally tried making these as a peanut butter chocolate bar but found the milk disappeared too quickly.

But serving them as truffles means they’re smaller, you don’t eat as much, and you don’t need quite as much milk.

If you’re making a holiday tray or a charcuterie board, here are some other nice pairings for your tray.

  • Nuts
  • Pretzels
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Peppermint Sticks
  • Cookies

If you’re serving around for the holiday season a cup of hot cocoa or Egg Nog can really take these treats to the next level.

You can also try many other topping options, don’t feel you need to stop with chocolate!

Create your filling ingredients as stated in the recipe and then dip the easy peanut butter balls in chocolate coating.

Top with any of the following options:

  • Chopped Peanuts
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Rice Krispies Cereal
  • Sprinkles
  • Sea Salt
  • Icing Sugar

Pro Tip:

  • Use themed sprinkles. Green for St. Patrick’s Day. Pink for Valentine’s Day. Purple for Halloween. Etc.


Peanut Butter Cup Truffles - Mixture all blended and ready to create truffle balls


How to Store Peanut Butter Truffles

Always be sure to keep peanut butter truffles in an airtight container. This can slow the spread of harmful bacteria.

It also helps keep them from getting touched, bumped, sprayed, or any other horrible thing.

Be sure to keep them away from any heat source as well. They’ll melt all over in the bag and you’ll be so sad!


Peanut Butter Cup Truffles - 3 round balls placed onto of graham cracker mixture.


Do I Need to Store Peanut Butter Truffles in the Fridge?

Yes! Peanut butter truffles should be stored in the fridge. They will last up to 10 days if properly stored in your fridge.

Of course they’ve never lasted even close to that long in our house! They get eaten so quickly! Literally the perfect snack food!


Peanut Butter Cup Truffles - truffles lined up on a cookie sheet


More Peanut Butter Recipes You’ll Love…


Peanut Butter Cup Truffles - truffles in a basket. Some covered in white chocolate, others in dark.


Peanut Butter Truffles are a quick and easy dessert your whole family can enjoy! Make them for holiday platters, a baby shower, to put in candy boxes, or just because you need a sweet treat!

Be sure to make extras because you’ll definitely want to share! And don’t forget that printable recipe card! Because everyone will ask you for this recipe!


Yield: 50+ Truffles

Peanut Butter Cup Truffles

zoomed in image of truffle balls on cookie sheet with one cut in half.

These Peanut Butter Cup Truffles taste just like a peanut butter cup and make the perfect snack or gift! Decorate the tops for a baby shower, wedding or include them in a gift basket for teachers and friends!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Inactive Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 2 cups graham crackers crumbs
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky - I used smooth)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 ounces melting chocolates or almond bark (white or dark) - a quick melting chocolate is easiest.
  • 3 ounces melting chocolate or almond bark in a different color for the drizzle


  1. Place graham cracker crumbs in a bowl.
  2. Pour melted butter over graham crackers and mix well.
  3. Add cream cheese and peanut butter and mix well.
  4. Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time mixing well after each addition, until all has been added.
  5. Scoop a Tablespoon sized amount of mixture out of bowl and roll into a ball.
  6. Place this on a lined cookie sheet, spacing truffles close together 6 - 7 per row. Set aside.
  7. Depending on size of your truffles and how close you space them, you may need two cookie sheets.
  8. Melt chocolate according to package directions.
  9. Gently place a truffle in the chocolate, roll it around and remove it with a fork.
  10. Tap the fork on the side of the bowl, allowing the excess chocolate to drip off back into your chocolate bowl.
  11. Gently place truffle back on cookie sheet and move on to the next one, until all are done.
  12. Chocolate should harden quickly.
  13. Once all truffles are covered, melt different color of chocolate according to package directions. Using a fork, drizzle the chocolate on top of your truffles for a pretty decoration.
  14. Once dry, devour!


Nutritional Information is estimated, not exact.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 10.6gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 14.6gFiber: 1.1gSugar: 10.9gProtein: 2.4g
Originally Posted: September 28, 2018

Text Updated: June 30, 2022


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