5-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
5-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles- you won’t believe how easy it is to make homemade truffles! This chocolate peanut butter version is rich, decadent and dairy-free too!
I accidentally teased you guys with these last week…whoops! Sorry about that.
I had planned on sharing them and then something came up and I forgot to reschedule the post. So if you saw them and then they were gone, please accept my apologies. The good news is that the recipe is now here to stay! ;)
Some of you might be wondering why you would bother making your own truffles when you can easily buy them at the store. I hear ya, I’m all for taking shortcuts where I can. But when you try to avoid dairy it can be hard to find good truffles sometimes. Specifically dark chocolate peanut butter truffles, aka the best combination EVER…in my humble opinion.
Besides, these are honestly so simple to make that it’s worth it. All you have to do is warm up some coconut milk and pour it in a bowl with chocolate and peanut butter. Then once that has set in the fridge, you scoop out the truffles and dip them in more melted chocolate. That’s pretty much all there is to them!
Oh, and we can’t forget the drizzle of peanut butter and sprinkle of sea salt. Because that makes them literal eye candy and we know that we all eat with our eyes.
Whether you’re looking for a unique homemade gift or just have a serious craving for decadent truffles, these salty sweet treats are sure to hit the spot. Enjoy!
5-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
Yield: 15 to 20 truffles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes (plus time to chill)
For the Filling
- 1 cup dark chocolate* (either chopped chocolate or chocolate chips)
- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
- 2/3 cup full fat coconut milk
For the Coating
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate* (chopped or chocolate chips)
- 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
- melted peanut butter and sea salt for topping
In a large bowl, add 1 cup dark chocolate and 1/3 cup peanut butter then set aside.
In a small saucepan, add coconut milk and warm over medium-high heat. Once it starts to bubble, remove from the heat and pour it over the chocolate. Stir together until chocolate has melted and peanut butter is evenly incorporated. Transfer bowl to the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until chocolate ganache has solidified.
Prepare the coating by melting 1/2 cup dark chocolate and 1 tablespoon coconut oil together in the microwave for 3o seconds at a time, stirring until melted and smooth. Remove ganache from the refrigerator and scoop out about a tablespoon at a time and roll into balls. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate then use a fork to gently flip it until evenly coated on all sides. Transfer to a lined baking sheet or a large platter.
Drizzle with melted and slightly cooled peanut butter (I just melt mine in a small bowl for 15 to 30 seconds in the microwave) and sprinkle with sea salt. Store truffles in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
*I like Enjoy Life dairy-free dark chocolate chips but they are not refined sugar-free. Look for dark chocolate bars that are vegan and made without refined sugar to keep the recipe refined sugar-free.
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
Dang girl — these look rich & decadent. You outdid yourself ;)
This wasn’t supposed to be published today, lol! Hence the lack of words and recipe. ;)
I was one of the people you teased…I was dying to see this recipe! I love making my own truffles because I don’t like them to be too sweet and the darker the chocolate the better. These are my kind of treat of your photos are just beautiful!
Thank you, Marcie! <3
It’s breakfast time here on the west coast and I want one of these silky beauties rolling around in my mouth right now! ;)
There’s nothing wrong with a little chocolate for breakfast! :)
Maybe I’m confused, but how can something with chocolate be vegan and dairy-free? They do look lovely, though!
Most dark chocolate is actually dairy-free! I use Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips but there are plenty of chocolate bars that are naturally vegan. They just add milk to make milk chocolate, or a lighter version of dark chocolate. :)
Clarification: checking the ingredients of the chocolate will let you know if it is truly vegan and does not contain milk products (many of them do!).
Well these look AMAZING! And, like, ridiculously easy. Cannot WAIT to try these babies soon!
So I’m doing a 3-day foods-based cleanse, currently eating some lemony greens soup reading this post… and now wanting chocolate!! Maybe reading food blogs while on a cleanse isn’t the best idea?! Ha. I adore making truffles at home and feel like they’re something that seem fancy while actually being pretty easy to whip up. I will definitely be trying these my friend!
Haha! Yeah I’d probably avoid all blogs and social media (since most of the ones I follow are food related) until I was done with the cleanse. ;)
I made these tonight for a special treat…OMG! These are sooo good!! Thanks for a great recipe!
I’m so glad to hear that! Thanks for the review! :)
woah – these look SO good!
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It would be nice to have at the top of the recipe how many truffles this recipe makes. :)
Sorry about that! The recipe makes about 15 to 20 truffles, depending on the size of your scooper. :)
I want to make these but I only have unsweetened chips. which sweetener should I use? sugar, honey, maple syrup and how much?