Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

February 5, 2020

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

Valentine's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

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*Originally published February 2015. Updated February 2020*

Chocolate + Peanut Butter = ❤

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. One of those is chocolate peanut butter truffles, and what better time to try making them at home than the month of February.

Not only is it American Heart Month and the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day, it also happens to be National Bake For Family Fun Month! While the recipe below doesn’t require any actual baking, it’s still a fun treat to make with the kids, especially if you’re stuck inside on a snowy day. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles in Boxes

Healthier Decadence

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.

Open Box of Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

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!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles Collage

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

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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!

Vegetarian, Gluten-Free


  • 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


  1. In a medium mixing 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. Shortly before the dough is fully chilled, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for about 1 minute, mixing halfway through. Microwave for another 45 seconds, mixing every 15 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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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 truffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information was calculated by Nutritionix. It may not be 100% accurate.

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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. Oh I love truffles and these look so good. Just need to replace the yogurt with a non dairy version and I’m good to go.

  5. 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.

  6. You had me at chocolate and peanut butter!! I’m going to try making these with a dairy free yogurt. I’ll keep you posted!

  7. 5 stars
    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!

  8. 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!

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

  10. You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. A classic favorite that makes a great valentine treat.

  11. Chocolate + PB is such an awesome combination!! These truffles look amazing! (I wouldn’t be able to stop eating them. x_x)

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