Say hello to your new favorite treat. Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles are full of flavor and are a nice twist to regular peanut butter cookies! They are made with simple ingredients, and take under twenty-five minutes to make and chill, with no baking involved. These truffles are filled with delicious edible peanut butter cookie dough and are covered in rich, dark chocolate with sprinkles on top!
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles
I love edible cookie dough, and I am always searching for a new way to make it better. I recently made a edible pumpkin cookie dough (click here) and it left me craving more. So, I could not stop myself from making these delicious peanut butter cookie dough truffles!
These peanut butter cookie dough truffles perfectly harmonize the flavors of the nutty, yet sweet, peanut butter mixed with rich dark chocolate. They are filled with chunks of chocolate, and topped with sea salt and sprinkles (which are optional!).
The best part about these truffles is that they are no bake and one bowl. They could not be easier! You will enjoy how easy they are to make, and how quickly they can be assembled! These truffles are perfect for a last minute treat!
Ingredients for Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles
Peanut Butter. I used my homemade peanut butter recipe for this recipe, but you can use any natural peanut butter. When I do buy peanut butter, I love Justin's.
Flour. I used all purpose flour. You may use whole wheat flour or gluten free. If you use coconut flour or any other specialty flour, you may need to use more liquid, as it as a higher absorption rate.
Maple Syrup. I do not like to add refined sugar to most of my dessert recipes, so I use maple syrup as an alternative. You may also use honey if you are not vegan.
Coconut Oil. I used this as the binding agent for the truffles. You may sub regular vegan butter for this.
Vanilla Extract. This adds a nice flavor to it!
Dark Chocolate. The dark chocolate adds a strong, rich flavor to the truffles. If you are not plant based, you can sub milk chocolate. I am unsure how white chocolate would taste.
Sea salt. This is optional, but I highly recommend! I like a little salt in my cookies.
Steps to make Peanut Butter Cooke Dough Truffles
These truffles are so simple! You simply heat up the peanut butter and coconut oil in a bowl until it is melted then add in the maple syrup, vanilla syrup and flour. Mix until it is combined and it turns into a nice dough (similar to regular cookie dough), then fold in the chocolate chunks. You place them in the freezer for 5 minutes to chill. While they are chilling, you melt the chocolate for the coating in the microwave. One the balls are slightly chilled, you will dunk them into the melted chocolate to coat them with a chocolate shell. There is an option to sprinkle with sprinkles! Let them sit for 15 minutes for the chocolate to harden.
Storing the Truffles
Store these truffles in an air tight container in the fridge. Be sure to remove them 15 minutes before eating to allow them to soften up. The coconut oil causes them to harden in the fridge. They will stay good for 7-10 days.
May I use almond flour or coconut flour? Yes, you may use an alternative to regular flour. Coconut flour has a higher absorption rate, so you will need to add more liquid (I would add more maple syrup). If you are using almond flour, you most likely will need to add more coconut oil for binding. I have not test either, but start with the ingredients as listed, then go from there. If a dough is not forming, you will need more coconut oil or maple syrup.
May I use something different than coconut oil? Yes, you may use vegan butter for 1-1 swap.
I am allergic to peanuts, may I use a different nut butter? Absolutely. Swap it for almond butter, sunflower butter or any other butter for a 1-1 swap.
My recipe did not form a dough, why? This could be due to multiple things, but the first thing that may be an issue is the oil in your nut butter. If you have absolutely no oil in it, you may need to add extra coconut oil. The peanut butter I use did contain oil.
The truffle melted, why? These truffles are made with ingredients that can melt if you are in a warm area. That is why you must keep them chilled until you are ready to eat them. Place them in the freezer to chill up again.
My truffles a rock hard, what can I do? You must let them sit for 15 minutes (unless you are somewhere very warm) to allow them to soften after taking them out of the fridge. The coconut oil makes them hard.
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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles
- ¾ cup all purpose flour
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2-3 tbsp dark chocolate chunks
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chunks melted
- ½ tsp coconut oil
- Place coconut oil and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowls and microwave for 30-60 seconds, until both are melted.
- Once melted, whisk together then add in maple syrup and whisk again. Add in flour, vanilla extra and sea salt. Whisk until a dough forms.
- Once dough has formed, fold in chocolate chunks.
- Using your hands, roll the dough into 9 balls. Place on a tray or plate then place them in the freezer to chill for 5 minutes.
- Place ingredients for the chocolate shell in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30-60 seconds until melted.
- Remove cookie dough balls from the freezer and dip into melted chocolate, ensuring they are fulling coated. Place on drying rack and allow to cool for 15 minutes. While the chocolate is still wet, you may place sprinkles on top of the truffles or extra sea salt.
- Store in an air tight container in the fridge. Be sure to remove from fridge 15 minutes before eating to allow them to soften. Enjoy!