Chocolate-Peanut Butter Truffles
This recipe is as soft as chocolate truffles, irresistible and are loaded with peanut butter flavor and are a beautiful and impressive little treat! These Peanut Butter Balls can be your favorite for Christmas and Easter.
Servings 10 truffles
- ½ cup (130g) unsalted, unsweetened natural peanut butter
- ¼ cup (30g) oat flour (certified gluten-free if necessary)
- 2½ tbsp powdered sugar (or xylitol)
- pinch of salt (exclude if using salted peanut butter)
- 1 cup (180g) vegan chocolate chips (or chopped vegan chocolate)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- chopped peanuts (optional)
- flaked sea salt (optional)
- In a medium bowl, use a fork to stir together the peanut butter, oat flour, sugar, and salt(if using). Place the bowl in the freezer and leave it for 20 minutes, until firm.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Remove the peanut butter mixture from the freezer. Scoop up 1 tablespoon and use your hands to roll it into a ball. Place the ball on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining peanut butter mixture. Place the sheet in the freezer to chill while you melt the chocolate, or for at least 15 minutes. If you don’t plan on coating them with chocolate until later, just put the sheet in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate with the coconut oil in a double boiler or heatproof bowl on top of a pot of boiling water, stirring frequently, until completely smooth. Remove from the heat.
- Remove the peanut butter balls from the freezer. Use a fork to scoop up a ball and dunk it in the melted chocolate. Roll it around to cover it completely, then use the spoon to lift it out and drain off the excess chocolate. Place the truffle back on the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining balls. Sprinkle the tops with chopped peanuts and/or flaked sea salt (if using).
- Return the baking sheet to the refrigerator and chill until completely set, 15 to 20 minutes, or until ready to serve. The truffles will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 to 5 days.
If your peanut butter is very runny, add an additional 1 tbsp oat flour and 1½ tsp powdered sugar or xylitol to help thicken it.