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Thanksgiving is creeping up upon us and that means POTLUCK season! Want to bring something special to a potluck that isn’t store-bought and looks like you put time and effort into making something? Sign up for these 3-ingredient peanut butter truffles that cost less than $5 to make and have some fun with it too! If you have some family or friends, invite them to make the truffles with you because they are so fun to make. You only need 3 simple ingredients and a blender or a food processor.
The three simple ingredients are peanut butter Oreos, cream cheese, and chocolate chips. These truffles can be made vegan if you use a vegan cream cheese and make sure that the chocolate coating you use is milk-free. The truffles will be easier to make if the cream cheese is softened so set out a block of cream cheese at room temperature for at least 30 min. If you do not have time for this, slice the cream cheese into 4 cubes and microwave for about 10-15 sec. Additionally, before you coat the truffles in chocolate, it will help if the truffle balls set in the fridge for at least 20 min to harden. These are a few tips to help with the chocolate-coating and truffle-forming process.
3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles
yield: approx 45 truffles
- 1 pack 16 oz. peanut butter Oreos
- 1 pack 8 oz. cream cheese, softened (Read above for softening tips)
- 1 pack 16 oz. dark chocolate chips
- 2 T. melted peanut butter for drizzle (optional)
- In a food processor, process the Oreos and cream cheese until a creamy paste is formed.
- Roll the balls and place on a tray lined with parchment paper and place in the fridge to allow to harden for at least 20 min.
- Take the truffle balls out and microwave the dark chocolate chips until melted. Melt in 20-30 sec. intervals, stirring in between to make sure the chocolate is completely melted and does not overheat. Overheating would result in a curdled and crumpled chocolate mess.
- Using 2 spoons, dip the truffle balls into the chocolate and place on the parchment paper. Repeat for the rest of the truffle balls. Place truffles in fridge for at least 30-40 min.
- Remove and drizzle with melted peanut butter. Place in fridge for another 5 min.
There is a lot of placing in fridge and removing action in this recipe but this helps create the ideal texture for the truffles, otherwise they will be very soft and difficult to pick up. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did and impress everyone at your potluck!
*Nutrition facts are estimates
An alternative to Oreos? These truffles look amazing but Oreos contain palm oil AND high fructose corn syrup! There must be a better alternative that would be as yummy?
Good point! I would maybe try Whole Foods’ 365 Chocolate Creme sandwiches or even making your own! Chocolate Covered Katie has a great recipe for Healthy Oreos that may work for this truffle recipe. I would love to know how it turns out if you do try!
Simplicity bringing exquisite triumph. Each ingredient crafted perfectly for its purpose.
Am I paying attention here? You’re showing how us it’s done, Jamie!
Easy to make recipes are the best!
Whoa, these look amazing! I’m wracking my brain how to make these keto… do want! : )
I need to try this…thanks!
Yes absolutely! Please let me know if you do!
Vegan swaps and I am soooooo making these! Thank you!!
Yes vegan swaps are the best! I hope you do make them and please let me know how they turn out!
Hell yes!!! Peanut butter and chocolate….oh yea, happy dance.
Thank you for sharing this
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Oh sorry missed seeing (optional) my bad 🙂 cool recipe I never knew there were PB Oreos
Hi! The peanut butter drizzle is optional so the main recipe is 3 ingredients. However, if you do the drizzle, it is 4!
I’m gaining eight just looking at these. They look delicious.
Haha thank you!
wait wouldn’t it be four ingredients if you are drizzling with melted peanut butter ?