Dangerously Easy Double Peanut Chocolate Truffles

Posted by on September 21, 2010 | 31 Comments

As a general rule, I like to post my personal Go Dairy Free recipes here. Though most articles are written by me, Go Dairy Free (the website) is a database for contributions from many different bloggers and authors. One Frugal Foodie (right here) is the place where I keep my own personal little database of recipes.

On that note, I need to share with y’all this super-simple truffle recipe from my kitchen (okay, adapted from Robin Robertson’s kitchen) that I posted on Go Dairy Free a week or so ago. I almost forgot to add it, but was fortunately reminded when I received the following email from a Go Dairy Free viewer name Shelly (who amazingly lives in the same town as myself and my parents, crazy!) with “Double Peanut Chocolate Truffles” in the title:

“I literally just made this recipe. I would, however, change the serving size to: 1 normal 15 year old vegan teenager…  Why? I didn’t get to try them.  I put them in the fridge to chill then went to the laundry room to put a load of clothes in the washer and by the time I got back to the kitchen, said child was stuffing the last one in his mouth!  AFTER licking the bowl clean.”

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In defense of “said child,” I totally downed 4 of these truffles popping one after the other without even thinking. But wow, yeah, the entire batch? That is one hungry teen with a voracious sweet tooth! Nonetheless, since they liked the truffles so much, and I like them so much, and of course my husband couldn’t stay out of them … well, enough rambling, it’s recipe time …

Double Peanut Chocolate Truffles

Recipe adapted from Vegan Unplugged: A Pantry Cuisine Cookbook and Survival Guide by Jon and Robin Robertson (known as the Sweet Treat Chocolate Truffles on p153). I made a couple personal tweeks to the original recipe, and since these truffles include a double-dose of nuttiness that shines through in the flavor, I thought it suitable to toss the peanuts right into the recipe title. Think Reeses Peanut Butter cups all blended up and rolled in nuts. Yum!

  • 2.5 Ounces Chopped Dark Chocolate (I used a 60% dark – uses darker for a less sweet truffle) – Note, this is equivalent to about 1/2 cup of chocolate chips or chunks.
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar, sifted (I use organic powdered sugar, which always seems to be quite clumpy)
  • 1/4 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter (I use unsalted, but salted might offer nice contrast)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 Cup Finely Chopped Peanuts

Without power, you are going to melt that chocolate double-boiler-style over a flame, camp stove, etc. (place the chocolate in a metal bowl over a saucepan of simmering water). Power isn’t an issue in my house right now, so I melted the chocolate in the microwave in two 30-second intervals, stirring vigorously after each heating.

Stir in the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until nice and smooth. As you can tell by the little white specs in my truffles, I had some stubborn clumping powdered sugar, but it certainly did not detract from the end result. You should have a rather thick mixture that you can roll into small balls.

Place the chopped peanuts on a plate and roll the chocolate-pb balls in the peanuts to coat. Eat any leftover peanut crumbs.

I prefer to refrigerate or chill the truffles for about 30 to 60 minutes to allow the truffles to firm up. But if you can’t wait, go ahead and devour.

Yields 18 to 20 kid- and adult-friendly truffles (or 1 teenage serving)

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Comments (31)

 

  1. Katie says:

    These are definiately dangerous. And just when I had forgotten about the first time I saw the recipe, you have to go and remind me…

  2. Fiona says:

    Sounds like a teeenage serve! 🙂

  3. These sound dangerous. In my house, they would be gone very quickly! This recipe looks so easy and fun. The kids will love helping me with this one.
    By the way, I LOVE the teethmarks in that one!

  4. Andrea says:

    The recipe looks great but … I’d better not make these.

  5. Hannah says:

    Words cannots express how hard it is for me to now leave work right now to go home and make this. Peanut butter, chocolate, and easiness are my favourite things in a recipe. *hyperventilates*

  6. Noelle says:

    Oh my goodness!! This looks so delicious!!

  7. Linda says:

    I’m seeing a lot of chocolate and peanut butter recipes today, and I think I’m starting to get a craving. These look delicious and they’re gluten free.

  8. Shannon says:

    dangerously easy, indeed! can’t have just one 😉

  9. these look insanely good AND EASY and FAST!

    no stove required
    love it!

    and they are of course vegan
    and i love coconut oil but no everyone does AND it makes recipes unstable, i.e. prone to melting, at times…and so yeah, this is perfect

    oh the choc, 2.5 oz would be what about 1/2 c of choc chips, give or take?

  10. lindsay says:

    I love making snacks like that. You can just pop them in your mouth and youre good to go! Delish!

  11. oh, yum! I can’t wait to try these. those photos are mouth-watering!

  12. Joanne says:

    These are seriously dangerous Alisa. I mean, I just can’t control myself around chocolate and peanut butter. By which I really mean I need to make this imminently.

  13. kitchenetta says:

    Bookmarking these – I’d like to pull one right out of the screen.

  14. Those little suckers look dangerous to have around! YUM!

    Also, Alisa, thank you so much for the sweet words about my family this week! I really appreciate your friendship…it means so much to me! Have a great Thursday!

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  16. Hannah says:

    Gotta love a quick chocolate fix- And even better if it’s paired with peanut butter!

  17. Alta says:

    These would be gone fast with just lil ol me around! I think I’ll definitely try an almond butter version!

  18. How could these not be delicious! I’m thinking about making these for dessert tonight (in that case, I’d better not eat dinner!) I love simple recipes and this could not get any better!

  19. Mo says:

    Oooh, these look so good, it’s not funny! Love it! 🙂

  20. Katerina says:

    Anything with chocolate is a hit in my family. These truffles look irresistible.

  21. OK, I can’t wait for the next family get together…because I will be making these! If I make them on a random day with no one to share with, my husband and I will down the batch in a sitting, I can tell already!! Looks amazing!!!

    Also, i have been meaning to email you, I would be honored to guest post for you, let me know what topics you are looking for, or maybe I can do a recipe!

  22. FREAKING YUM! the yumminess is oozing in the ‘money shot’ close up!! <3

  23. Gree says:

    Dangerously easy is right, I think this would be one serving for me as well!

  24. Marianne says:

    They sound way too easy and too delicious. Because really, you can never go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate.

  25. Oh my! That last inside shot is pure evil! It’s eveeel! It doesn’t get much better than chocolate and peanut butter. Thank you for sharing the recipe! 🙂

  26. Lori says:

    Oh wow. This looks incredible… you little chef you! I love it! So easy and yes, too easy…. could be dangerous. 😉

    (and um, those coconut chocolate things you made and (so kindly) gave me were SO good. So good!

  27. Darcy says:

    Where do you get the dark chocolate that is dairy free? I’m very anxious to make these. I’m lactose intolerant and even if I just want to pop a little piece of chocolate in my mouth I have to take some lactaid if it has any milk at all. thanks!

  28. Curly J says:

    I want to eat one of these RIGHT NOW!!! These look amazing! I can’t wait to make them for a Christmas party… if they last that long!! Bookmarking this recipe! 🙂

  29. Grace says:

    I have about 2 ounces, I think, of 100% cocao unsweetened chocolate. Could I use that for the dark chocolate and would I have to maybe add more powdered sugar to make it more sweet? Thanks!

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