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!

peanut butter truffles with powdered sugar
Yield: 20

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

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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