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You are just three ingredients away from the most fabulous chocolate dipped peanut butter chocolate cookie truffles.  These candies are easy to make and super delicious!

Peanut butter oreo balls dipped in chocolate and topped with chopped peanuts, one cut in half showing rich chocolaty center.

If you are a fan of chocolate and peanut butter together, you are going to love these fun cookie truffles. They are just like the classic Oreo balls we all know and love, but they are made with peanut butter instead of cream cheese. 

That makes them even better than the original Oreo truffles.  One bite and you are going to fall in love! 

My family goes nuts for Oreo balls, they are a must make during the holiday season. The only problem is they have to be refrigerated due to the cream cheese. 

While that isn’t necessarily an issue normally, it does make them hard to include on cookie trays to be delivered.  Not to mention the cookie trays we bring to family tend to sit out all day long! 

cookie crumbs and peanut butter in food processor.

So I thought why not replace the cream cheese with peanut butter and see what happens? I’ll tell you what happens is absolutely delicious! 

These babies disappeared and everyone kept telling me how much better they are than the originals.  So put these on your must make list for sure! 

peanut butter oreo balls ready to be dipped in chocolate.

Advantages of using peanut butter instead of cream cheese in Oreo balls

They taste like peanut butter! The chocolate and peanut butter combo is super delicious!

They are more shelf stable.  They can sit out without worrying about the cream cheese.  Of course you don’t want them to get too warm, they can still melt!

No waiting for the cream cheese to soften!

pb oreo balls setting up on sheet of wax paper.

Tips for making peanut butter chocolate cookie truffles 

You can eyeball the size of the truffles if you’d like.  It doesn’t actually matter how big they are.

However, I used a small cookie scoop to make them uniform.  I scooped them onto wax paper and then gently rolled them between my hands to make sure they were round and slightly compacted.

Freeze the cookie balls before you try to dip them.  This helps them hold together while you are dipping them in the chocolate.

plate of peanut butter oreo balls with colorful sprinkles.

 I used a fork to dip them in the chocolate.  Gently cover them in chocolate, then pull them out of the chocolate by placing it on the end of the tines.

Gently shake off the excess chocolate and then place on the wax paper to set.  Immediately sprinkle with chopped peanuts or sprinkles if desired.

Alternatively, you could insert a toothpick into the frozen cookie ball and dip the ball into chocolate the same way you do buckeyes. This makes dipping easy, just quickly cover the tooth pick hole before the chocolate sets. 

hand holding peanut butter oreo truffle showing soft interior and chocolate shell.

Turning peanut butter chocolate cookie balls into cute acorns for fall

These fun acorns are perfect for a fall treat.  Start with the same chocolate peanut butter mixture, just make shape them into a slightly oblong shape instead of a ball. 

One end should taper and the other end should be a little bit flatter to mimic an acorn shape.  Insert a small pretzel stick into the flat end to mimic the stem.

plate of peanut butter Oreo balls shaped like acorns with pretzel stems.

Now freeze the acorns.  Once they are frozen, the pretzels act as a dipping handle for the chocolate.  

Use sprinkles or chopped peanuts to make the acorn cap.  Just sprinkle them around the top of the cookie truffle. 

Enjoy your cute desserts! 

pile of chocolate peanut butter Oreo truffles with chopped peanuts on top

More no bake chocolate peanut butter treats:

Buckeyes – these chocolate dipped peanut butter balls are another favorite on our holiday treat trays, though we would never turn them down any time of year!

No bake chocolate peanut butter corn flake bars – these are sometimes call scotcheroos, but we just call them yummy! They are quick and easy to make and oh so good!

Emily’s no bake peanut butter bars – these are one of my husband’s absolute favorites. They are not safe when he is around!

showing the rich chocolatey center of pb oreo balls.

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Peanut butter oreo balls dipped in chocolate and topped with chopped peanuts, one cut in half showing rich chocolaty center.

Peanut Butter Oreo Balls

Servings: 36 Truffles
Author: Carlee
You are just three ingredients away from the most fabulous chocolate dipped peanut butter chocolate cookie truffles.  These candies are easy to make and super delicious!
4.73 from 22 ratings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 15.25 ounce package Oreos
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 pound dipping chocolate
  • sprinkles or chopped peanuts for sprinkling on top or white chocolate for drizzling


  • In a food processor, process the Oreos into crumbs.
    15.25 ounce package Oreos
  • Add the peanut butter and process until well mixed.
    1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • Gently roll small amounts of cookie mixture between your hands to form into small balls. Place on wax paper lined tray.
  • Freeze truffles for at least one hour.
  • Melt chocolate over double boiler or in the microwave.
    1 pound dipping chocolate
  • Dip frozen cookie balls in chocolate and place back on wax paper. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts or sprinkles if desired.
  • Allow to set and then store in an airtight container for up to a couple of weeks.



Serving: 1servingCalories: 117kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 55mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Thursday 21st of December 2023

The flavor was good, but the texture was oddly grainy,.even though I used a food processor to finely grind the cookies and used very peanut butter. Hoping they're better once I freeze them for a bit & dip them in chocolate melts. 🤞


Friday 22nd of December 2023

The cookie crumbs should soften a bit after they've had a chance to sit for a bit. 😊


Thursday 10th of December 2020

How fun are these!?! I love the idea of Peanut Butter and Oreos and then dipped in Chocolate!!!


Tuesday 15th of December 2020

It's the perfect combination for sure!

Amy (Savory Moments)

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

I love easy and delicious desserts like these, especially around Christmas! These would be a big hit.


Friday 4th of December 2020

They are a must make! Thank you!

Andrea Nine

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

I made these after I saw your recipe last year and we loved them! Sounds like we should make them again, they are so good!


Friday 4th of December 2020

You should for sure! They are so easy and so tasty!


Monday 9th of September 2019

Guests at your ranch will love them.