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Peanut Butter Truffles

Fluffy peanut butter truffles coated in a layer of chocolate. A classic buckeye recipe that tastes just like Reese's peanut butter cup candy.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword buckeye, Chocolate, Easter, Peanut Butter, Truffle
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 81kcal

Ingredients

  • tbsp butter melted
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar more if needed
  • 2 tbsp marshmallow fluff optional
  • 8 oz chocolate candy coating I use CandiQuik

Instructions

  • Melt butter in microwave.
  • In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter, butter and marshmallow fluff; mix to combine.
  • Using a spatula to mix, gradually add powdered sugar. TIP: More than 1 cup powdered sugar may be needed until dough is no longer sticky.
  • Whip peanut butter mixture until smooth.
  • Roll into a large ball. It should not be sticky.
  • Chill in refrigerator for at least an hour or two where it will harden. Dough may be kept in a sealed bag over night.
  • Roll balls about the size of a tablespoon or 1 inch and place on a cookie sheet. Return to refrigerator.
  • Melt chocolate according to directions.
  • Line another baking sheet with wax paper.
  • Using a pointy knife, dip balls into chocolate or dump about a spoonful of chocolate over the top of the ball while spinning it at an angle to allow extra chocolate to drip off.
  • Place on wax paper and repeat until finished.
  • Refrigerate when done.

Notes

Dough may be made ahead of time and refrigerated over night and placed in a sealed bag or container. **Peanut butter balls should stay as cold as possible when handling with chocolate. I popped mine in the freezer as soon as I melted the candy chocolate and took 1 out at a time when coating with chocolate. Keeping the peanut butter balls very cold will ensure that they do not slip off knife. The chocolate will also set within 1 minute if they are cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg