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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Truffles

You are just three ingredients away from the most fabulous chocolate dipped peanut butter chocolate cookie truffles.  These candies are easy to make and super delicious!  

assortment of chocolate dipped peanut butter oreo balls with chopped peanuts sprinkled on top with inside of one truffle showing

       If you are a fan of chocolate and peanut butter together, you are going to love these fun cookie truffles. They are just like the classic Oreo balls we all know and love, but they are made with peanut butter instead of cream cheese.  That makes them even better than the original.  One bite and you are going to fall in love! 

       My family goes nuts for Oreo balls, they are a must make during the holiday season. The only problem is they have to be refrigerated due to the cream cheese.

       While that isn't necessarily an issue normally, it does make them hard to include on cookie trays to be delivered.  Not to mention the cookie trays we bring to family tend to sit out all day long!

food processor filled with oreo crumbs and peanut butter ready to make oreo balls

      So I thought why not replace the cream cheese with peanut butter and see what happens? I'll tell you what happens is absolutely delicious!

       These babies disappeared and everyone kept telling me how much better they are than the originals.  So put these on your must make list for sure!

tray of frozen chocolate peanut butter oreo truffles with bowl of melted chocolate and bowl of chopped peanuts ready to assemble

Advantages of using peanut butter instead of cream cheese in Oreo balls

  • They taste like peanut butter! The chocolate and peanut butter combo is super delicious!
  • They are more shelf stable.  They can sit out without worrying about the cream cheese.  Of course you don't want them to get too warm, they can still melt!
  • No waiting for the cream cheese to soften!
tray of freshly dipped chocolate peanut butter oreo balls (with no cream cheese) sprinkled with chopped peanuts

Tips for making peanut butter chocolate cookie truffles 

     You can eyeball the size of the truffles if you'd like.  It doesn't actually matter how big they are.  

     However, I used a small cookie scoop to make them uniform.  I scooped them onto wax paper and then gently rolled them between my hands to make sure they were round and slightly compacted.

     Freeze the cookie balls before you try to dip them.  This helps them hold together while you are dipping them in the chocolate.

     I used a fork to dip them in the chocolate.  Gently cover them in chocolate, then pull them out of the chocolate by placing it on the end of the tines.

     Gently shake off the excess chocolate and then place on the wax paper to set.  Immediately sprinkle with chopped peanuts or sprinkles if desired.

     Alternatively, you could insert a toothpick into the frozen cookie ball and dip the ball into chocolate the same way you do buckeyes. This makes dipping easy, just quickly cover the tooth pick hole before the chocolate sets. 

hand holding peanut butter chocolate cookie truffle with bite missing, bowl of remaining oreo balls in background

Turning peanut butter chocolate cookie balls into cute acorns for fall

     These fun acorns are perfect for a fall treat.  Start with the same chocolate peanut butter mixture, just make shape them into a slightly oblong shape instead of a ball.  

     One end should taper and the other end should be a little bit flatter to mimic an acorn shape.  Insert a small pretzel stick into the flat end to mimic the stem.

chocolate and peanut butter oreo balls shaped into acorns with pretzel stems and sprinkle caps

      Now freeze the acorns.  Once they are frozen, the pretzels act as a dipping handle for the chocolate.  

      Use sprinkles or chopped peanuts to make the acorn cap.  Just sprinkle them around the top of the cookie truffle. 

       Enjoy your cute desserts! 

handfull of peanut butter oreo balls dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with nuts


More no bake chocolate peanut butter treats:

  • Buckeyes - these chocolate dipped peanut butter balls are another favorite on our holiday treat trays, though we would never turn them down any time of year!
  • No bake chocolate peanut butter corn flake bars - these are sometimes call scotcheroos, but we just call them yummy! They are quick and easy to make and oh so good!
  • Emily's no bake peanut butter bars - these are one of my husband's absolute favorites. They are not safe when he is around!

peanut butter oreo balls, dairy free cookie truffles, oreo balls, oreo truffles
Yield: 36 servings

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Truffles

You are just three ingredients away from the most fabulous chocolate dipped peanut butter chocolate cookie truffles. These candies are easy to make and super delicious!
prep time: 1 H & 20 Mcook time: total time: 1 H & 20 M


  • 1 15.25 ounce package chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 pound dipping chocolate
  • sprinkles or chopped peanuts for sprinkling on top (or white chocolate for drizzling)


How to cook Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Truffles

  1. In a food processor, process the cookies into crumbs.
  2. Add the peanut butter and process until well mixed.
  3. Gently roll small amounts of cookie mixture between your hands to form into small balls. Place on wax paper lined tray.
  4. Freeze truffles for at least one hour.
  5. Melt chocolate over double boiler or in the microwave.
  6. Dip frozen cookie balls in chocolate and place back on wax paper. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts or sprinkles if desired.
  7. Allow to set and then store in an airtight container for up to a couple of weeks.
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You are just three ingredients away from the most fabulous chocolate dipped peanut butter chocolate cookie truffles. These candies are easy to make and super delicious!


  1. These look so tasty and fun to make Carlee! My UPKer will love them - thanks for sharing this fun treat to make! Pinning and sharing to spread the love :)

    1. They were both for sure! Thanks so much, Katie! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Cute cute idea! Thanks much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. I love these kinds of treats!

    1. Thank you so much. My mom and sister were definitely the instigators on these, but I was more than happy to go along with it! Thanks for hosting!

  3. Carlee, these look like something that would be very popular! Peanut butter, chocolate, cream cheese--can't go wrong there!

    1. They definitely were a hit with our family!

  4. Wow Carlee those acorns sure look cute and I bet are delicious!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J>

    1. They were delicious and so much fun to make! Thanks for hosting, Julie!

  5. Carlee, you're so naughty :) They look scrumptious and I just know one will not be enough. Thanks so much for your contributions to Fridays Blog Booster Party. I am looking forward to seeing you at the Blogger's Pit Stop rally on Friday with more of your posts.

    1. I have been extra naughty lately too! I need to be nice for a few weeks so I can be naughty again for Christmas! ;-) Thanks as always for hosting and stopping by!

  6. These look so cute and sound even more delicious!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  7. YES to these lil gems! They look so good my friend! Great gift idea for the upcoming holidays too!

    1. They are sooooo good! Won't they be great for holiday gifting?

  8. I like the idea of the Peanut Butter. That is such a good idea. They look fabulous. The acorn idea is really cute.

    1. The PB is such a great twist. We love them this way!

  9. I have to make these! I have such a love affair with peanut butter and chocolate.

    1. Me too, two of my favorite flavors and they go so well together.

  10. Mmmmmmm! Peanut butter and chocolate is the best combo in the world!!! Love cute and poppable they are!

    1. These are such a great way to enjoy that combo!

  11. Oh my simple...and so dangerous!!! I would want to eat them all!!!

  12. I'm a peanut butter lover so I know I'll love these treats! Plus...chocolate and peanut butter. Who doesn't love that combination?!

  13. Truffles are so easy. I love making them for holiday gifts! I might be a food blogger who loves to cook but easy is also wonderful!

    1. I never scoff at easy. I love a challenge occasionally, but I fully appreciate simple most of the time.

  14. I could indeed enjoy these treats... and easy to make. I'll keep them in mind for the next get together here.

  15. These look delicious and I love that they are easy to make!

  16. What a delicious sweet treat! I love the combo of peanut butter and chocolate!

  17. This will be a very special treat that we will love ! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,447 this week. Hope you have a great Labor Day Weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen


Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I love reading your ideas!