These addicting truffles taste exactly like a peanut butter cup and candy-lovers will never guess that they’re made healthy with only 6 ingredients in less than 20 minutes!
Remember my ridiculous obsession with mini food? It’s hitting an all-time high today and would you like to know why? It’s because I recently discovered that it has been 1 million YE-ARS since my last mini-food recipe. (read: exactly 2 months and 11 days)
I have been unfaithful to the little guys in the dessert world lately. Making up for it in SUPER-BIG, DELISH ways today.
Oh, and a happy Friday to y’all too. I love Friday in a very huge way, did you know that? I mean, I am SOMEWHAT of a normal person in that regard. My family might digress that zero parts of me are normal, but hey! Who are they to judge when their normal levels are probably floating around a 2.5 out of 10?!
I’m a solid 3 out of 10 on the Normal-Meter and proud of it.
Forgive me if I’m talking too much today . ‘Zee brain and ‘zee belly are both currently in truffle mode and I’m pretty sure that triggers an extra amount of chattering from yours truly.
Healthy truffles mind you, my ever-shrinking Mr. Skinny Jeans. It’s all good.
And P.S: Chocolate is good for the brain. It’s just a fact. I know it helps me more able to concentrate on stuff. Sorta like coffee.
Chocolate and coffee = This food blogger’s BFFs.
Okay, all rambling aside let’s get down to our truffle business.
Guys, I am fuh-reaaaaaking out all over the place over all the epicness these seemingly-innocent truffles hold.
Let me give you the nitty-gritty on the win-win points involved…
- They’re totally adorbs. C’mon admit it, you just want to HUG these little cuties.
- No-bake and totally freezer-friendly. YES! I’m getting you pumped up for summer.
- It’s healthy stuff! Each truffle contains only 132 calories. (!!!)
- There’s chocolate and peanut butter. Could you ever go wrong with this on a Friday? Or any day?!
- 6 ingredients and 15 minutes from start to finish. Heck, yes I’m serious.
The “dough” itself whips up in literally 2.5 minutes. All that’s in it is peanut butter, a little bit of cream cheese, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and coconut oil. (the not-so-secret ingredient)
I love this stuff like a whole lot. Try not to eat it all with a spoon.
Then it’s into the freezer with that dough for about 5 minutes until the dough just starts to solidify. Then you should have no trouble rolling it into little truffle balls. Back into the freezer for 5 minutes while you melt up some chocolate….
Drizzle, drizzle, lick, lick. Back into the freezer for another 5….
Then it’s into your belly with every single one of those truffles.
Oh. Em. Geeeeeee, people! It seriously tastes like you’re eating a big ‘ol peanut butter cup in truffle form. Only THESE are roughly 78% peanut butter and 22% chocolate. The way it should be.
And uh, they’re good for ya! Have two. Or three. ‘Heck, try to break a truffle-record and go through the whole batch in one day.
The powerful combo of chocolate and peanut butter with the word HEALTHY thrown in there really is a force to be reckoned with. They’re all cozy and BFFs in no-bake truffle world.
Actually they’re ‘fefs if you’re talking to my 2-year old nephew, Carter.
My ability to stop eating these truffles is HE-UGE force to be reckoned with. Can’t stop, won’t stop until every little truffle has found it’s rightful home: in my tumz.
You’re going to love these a whole lot. I would love YOU even more if you were to bring some over to me now. My freezer is running on E in the truffle department.
I’m home all weekend, FYI. Feel free to drop by with your truffle donations.
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 oz cream cheese, softened
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- Melted semisweet chocolate for drizzling
- Place peanut butter, cream cheese, and maple syrup in a medium bowl. Using a handheld electric mixer, beat on medium speed until creamy. Mix in vanilla and coconut oil until a very soft dough forms. Place dough in freezer to chill 5-10 minutes until it just starts to solidify.
- Once dough is thickened, roll dough into 1-in balls and place on a parchment paper-lined sheet. Chill truffles in freezer 5-10 minutes or until truffles are firm.
- Remove truffles from freezer and drizzle with melted chocolate. Return to freezer for an additional 5 minutes or until chocolate hardens. Store truffles in refrigerator until ready to serve.
You + these truffles = A happily ever after weekend. 😀