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Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

I’m not completely sure what to call these bad boys. Are they cookies? Are they truffles? I don’t really care!

Whatever you call them, they are extremely addictive and I can’t get enough of them.

I had these last year at a Christmas party so when I first read this recipe I never would have guessed they were made with vanilla wafers.

I was a little thrown off by that ingredient but after making them myself and eating them, I remembered one of my favorite childhood snacks, Nutty Bars! 

Have you ever had those Nutty Bars by Little Debbie? They taste exactly like that!

Yield: 20

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

peanut butter truffles with powdered sugar

These chocolate peanut butter balls are no bake and incredibly easy to make!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
  • 5 packets (envelopes) of hot cocoa mix
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar-divided


  1. Crush the vanilla wafers with a food processor or by hand in a plastic bag.
  2. Whisk cocoa mix w/ hot water till smooth.
  3. Stir in peanut butter and corn syrup until blended.
  4. Blend in 1 cup powdered sugar and the crushed wafers until well combined.
  5. Roll mixture into balls and cover w/ remaining powdered sugar.
  6. Place the balls on a baking sheet and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.


  1. To crush the vanilla wafers you can put them in a food processor and blend or you can place the wafers in a plastic bag and crush by hand or with a rolling pin.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate. You may want to spot check this information.

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Tuesday 24th of January 2012

Happy National Peanut Butter Day!


Sunday 22nd of January 2012

These sound marvelous. How much cocoa is in an envelope - about a tablespoon?


Thursday 26th of January 2012

I opened up a package of cocoa to check for you, about 1/4 of a cup.


Wednesday 18th of January 2012

Nice PB balls. I would call them truffles and they look delicious!! Great job. J

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