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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!

stack of peanut butter chocolate cookie truffles

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.  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.
Yield: 36 Truffles

Peanut Butter Oreo Balls

peanut butter oreo balls

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!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 55mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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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.  One bite and you are going to fall in love!

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Amy

Thursday 10th of December 2020

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

Carlee

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.

Carlee

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!

Carlee

Friday 4th of December 2020

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

Miz Helen

Saturday 31st of August 2019

This will be a very special treat that we will love ! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,447 this week. Hope you have a great Labor Day Weekend and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen

Carlee

Monday 9th of September 2019

Guests at your ranch will love them.

Cheese Curd In Paradise

Friday 30th of August 2019

What a delicious sweet treat! I love the combo of peanut butter and chocolate!

Carlee

Monday 9th of September 2019

Thank you!