Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Truffles

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Truffle Recipe

The Story:

A girl I lived with my Sophomore year of college had 3 addictions–Jason Mraz, Diet Coke and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  Four years later, she’s still a fan of Jason’s music, trying desperately to let go of the Diet Coke can but I still find Reese’s Peanut Butter cups in her car whenever we hang out.

Somethings never change.


Hot Chocolate Truffles are meant to be dropped into hot milk and then stirred to create a delicious and fun hot chocolate.  My original recipe I posted 2 boyfriends ago (yes I measure time in boyfriends) has been a huge hit!  But this time I added peanut butter (or you can use NUTELLA!!!!) to give an even more playful taste![end-story]

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Truffles

Yield: 15-20 truffles

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Truffles


2 C. chocolate chips
1 C. peanut butter, creamy/smooth (You can use Nutella instead!)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 C. unsweetened cocoa powder


1. In a sauce pan, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, vanilla extract, sugar and salt together and stir until smooth.
2. Pour into bowl or tupperware and let cool until firm enough to scoop.
3. Scoop out truffles (about 1 Tbsp or 1 1/2 Tbsp in size)
4. Put them on a plate and place in the fridge for 5 or so minutes.
5. Roll balls between your palms to smooth and make them round.
6. Roll in cocoa powder.
8. Drop into 1 C. of hot milk and stir! Top with marshmallows or whipped cream

Just drop one of these into a cup of hot milk and stir….It tastes like a liquid Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.  Heaven.  

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Truffles

This recipe is so easy  because all you have to really do is melt everything together.

making truffles

Basically what you’ve made at this point is a really thick chocolate peanut butter ganache. Feel tree to taste test 🙂 

peanut butter chocolate ganache

Chill it in the fridge until is gets thick enough to scoop. (About 10 minutes) If you want really rich hot chocolate, then make BIG truffles.

how to make truffles

Put them on a plate and back in the fridge before you roll them between your hands, it can get a little messy but it’s still fun!  (One reader just poured the ganache into a pan and then cute little truffle squares!)

hot chocolate truffles

I rolled mine in cocoa powder to give a “professional” look, but you don’t have to do that!  In my original recipe I rolled them in crushed candy canes and that was really pretty!

easy hot chocolate truffles

Beautiful and simple.  GREAT gifts for neighbors and friends, these don’t even have to be refrigerated! Just give a Christmas mug full of these cute truffles to a friend and it’s a perfect treat! 

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Truffle

Make a tag that says “Stir into 1 Cup of hot milk for peanut butter hot chocolate!”

18 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Truffles

  1. 1
    erica says:

    do you have to stir them into hot chocolate? Can you just eat them? 🙂

  2. 2

    Yum! I made a dry peanut butter hot chocolate mix before and it was great. Love that these are single serving little balls.

  3. 3
    Whitley Davis says:

    Should I use semi sweet or milk chocolate chips? Sorry if that’s dumb?

  4. 4
    Asmaa says:

    Hi Liz,
    I was wondering how long will the truffles last?

    • 4.1

      There’s no cream or milk in the recipe so they’re last for weeks! I have some in my kitchen still and I keep eating them plain… very rich but amazing when you don’t melt them into milk.

  5. 5
    Kim Hamilton says:

    Oooooohhhh! I’m so glad you discovered the original at my house two boyfriends ago and you morphed them into this amazingness that is shelf stable!!! Merry Christmas! I’ll be making these this week!

  6. 6
    Jessica Pierce says:

    Hi Lizzy, I tried this recipe using the Nutella and it seizes immediately, any idea what I’m doing wrong?

  7. 7
    Karlee says:

    Hi! I just tried these and when I put them into milk they didn’t really melt, I got milk with small pieces of chocolate if that makes sense? Any recommendations to fix it? I was so excited about giving these as gifts! I did put them in the fridge, does being slightly cold have anything to do with it?

  8. 8
    Trisha says:

    I can’t wait to make these!! I’m adding them to my treat tray for our friends. This is the latest I’ve ever gotten my treat trays out-it’s just been a crazy year. Oh well. But I’m going to try making some with dark chocolate with peanut butter and crushed candy canes, and milk chocolate with Nutella and mini marshmallows. And I have this fun silicone snowflake mold that will work perfectly, I think; but if it doesn’t I’ll just roll them up into balls. :o) I’m so excited!! (insert squeal)

  9. 9
    Jaci Olson says:

    Could I just melt it all in the microwave instead? I’ve been wanting to make these for years!

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