Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

February 22, 2015

Rich & creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles are a decadent treat made healthier with Greek yogurt, maple syrup, natural peanut butter, & dark chocolate.

Rich & creamy chocolate peanut butter truffles are a decadent treat made healthier with Greek yogurt, maple syrup, natural peanut butter, & dark chocolate.

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Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic combo, but it wasn’t until I was an adult that I really appreciated their charisma. Once I did, I couldn’t get enough.

Reese’s Pieces and Peanut Butter Cups are well known, but throughout my fine dining experiences I have seen numerous chocolate and peanut butter concoctions that have made my mouth water. So when I saw the theme for this month’s Recipe ReDux, I knew what route I was going to take.

Does your chocolate need a friend? What’s your favorite chocolate match? Be it traditional peanut butter or something more exotic like cayenne + chocolate. Show us your favorite healthy chocolate combo recipe.

valentine's day healthier recipes - chocolate peanut butter truffles

Valentine’s Day may be over, but that doesn’t mean the end of chocolate indulgence. Certainly not for me. And I hope not for you either. Trust me – you will not want to pass up this decadent treat.

Valentine's Day recipes - chocolate peanut butter truffles

Ingredients & Preparation

While it’s more delicious than nutritious, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles are still a better-for-you option than many of the truffles you’ll find in chocolate stores.

These truffles are a good source of protein, with 5 grams per truffle, and lower in sugar, saturated fat, and sodium than traditional truffles.

Rich & creamy chocolate peanut butter truffles are a decadent treat made healthier with Greek yogurt, maple syrup, natural peanut butter, & dark chocolate.

These healthier yet decadent truffles are relatively easy and quick to make, requiring only 30 minutes of hands-on time. The peanut butter “dough” does need about 30 minutes to rest in the refrigerator, so make sure you take that time into consideration before making them.

Made with nonfat Greek yogurt, a touch of maple syrup, natural peanut butter, and dark chocolate, these truffles are rich enough to satisfy you with just a few bites. Trust me when I say you’ll want to indulge in these even past Valentine’s Day!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

These rich and creamy chocolate peanut butter truffles are made with natural peanut butter, nonfat Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and dark chocolate. A decadent treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth, whether you have a special occasion to celebrate or not!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 141 kcal
Author Jessica

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Natural creamy peanut butter (unsalted preferred)
  • 1/2 cup Nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons Maple syrup
  • Pinch Kosher salt
  • 1 cup Dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coconut oil

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the peanut butter, yogurt, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and salt. Use your hands to form into a dough. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in a medium bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals, mixing in between, for about 1 minute. Then reduce cooking time to 15 second intervals for another 45 seconds until chocolate is fully melted (total melting time, about 1 minute 45 seconds).
  4. While the chocolate is melting, use a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop the peanut butter dough and roll into balls.
  5. Dunk peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate one at a time and shake off excess chocolate. Place on lined baking sheet. When all the peanut butter balls are coated, place baking sheet in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes until chocolate is hardened. Store in fridge or freezer.

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  1. Yay for chocolate & peanut butter–one of my classic favorites! :] I love how festive these are (that container is adorable! <3 )! Can't wait to try making them !:]

  2. Yum!!! Sometimes when I get a late afternoon chocolate craving, I dip a square of dark chocolate into the pb jar, but if I had these truffles on hand, I would happily pop one of them in to my mouth instead 🙂 Great idea to add some Greek yogurt to boost the protein content. Can’t wait to make a batch!!

  3. These actually look really easy to make ! (I’m NOT a kitchen gal, haha). My favorite chocolate combo is chocolate & mint. I’ll take it in any form! Yum!

    1. They are pretty easy! So many people love chocolate and mint, but I’ve never gotten into it. I like both those flavors separately, but not together! I bet you could make a delicious chocolate mint truffle!

    1. Hi Eileen, you can try melting the chocolate without the oil, but it may not be as smooth and liquidy to coat. You can also use vegetable or canola oil instead of coconut oil.

  4. These look so delicious! I’ve been looking for some simple, last-minute valentine’s day desserts and this one looks perfect! Never thought to use Greek yogurt in truffles before, so smart.

  5. These look delicious! I would have never thought to put greek yogurt in a truffle recipe but that’s so smart. I think I’ll make these for my hubby on Wednesday.

    1. Thanks Chrissy! The yogurt is definitely a novel addition to truffles, but it worked really well. If you get a chance to make them I hope your hubby enjoys and I’d love to see how they come out!

  6. I love this healthier, less sweet, alternative to the traditional peanut butter cup! What a fun and delicious Valentine’s day treat! Pinning to try soon!

  7. Peanut butter and chocolate are two of my favorite things! My kids will also love these, can’t wait to make them!!