Chex Peanut Butter Truffles

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 15 minutes
Cool Time: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour

Chex Peanut Butter Truffles are inspired by chex muddy buddies. What could be better? This peanut butter chocolate truffles recipe needs only a few simple ingredients and is easy to make.

a close up on the peanut butter truffle.

These Peanut Butter Truffles are Crispy Balls that are the perfect sweet treat that doesn’t even require turning on the oven. Plus with the creaminess from the peanut butter, the crispy chex cereal and the decadent chocolate, these candies are perfect for holidays and gift giving.

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What We Love About This Recipe

  • Easy Ingredients: All pantry friendly ingredients, 5 in total.
  • Family Friendly: Such a delicious treat that you family will love.
  • Adaptable: Try using other nut butters in place of the peanut butter.
A platter of the treats.

Ingredient Notes

  • Creamy Peanut Butter: You u can also use crunchy peanut butter for this candy.
  • Vanilla Extract: Use a pure vanilla extract.
Chocolate, chex cereal to make the treats.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Chocolate – Try Milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate.
  • Chex – Gluten-free, try the peanut butter Chex for more peanut flavor for these buckeyes. Find all the chex flavors to pick your favorite.

How to Make Peanut Butter Truffles Recipe

These are the basic steps for making peanut butter crispy balls. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions. Look for more great treats on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

Making the peanut butter mixture.

STEP 1: MAKE THE FILLING

In a mixing bowl, blend the crushed chex mix, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla with your hands (avoid the electric mixer) as it is a thick mixture. Refrigerate for 1 hour. To crushed the chex you can use a food processor of by hand with a rolling pin.

STEP 2: ROLL INTO BALLS

Once the mixture has chilled, roll into 1-inch balls. Use can use a cookie scoop to get even sized balls. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 second intervals until melted.

STEP 3: DIP INTO CHOCOLATE

Dips the balls into melted chocolate, using a fork, allow the excess chocolate to drip off. Place the balls on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Pop the buckeye balls into the fridge for 30 minutes to set. Once chocolate has harden roll in powdered sugar.

Dipping the balls in chocolate.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This peanut butter truffles recipe is ideal to ahead of time as you the chocolate will need time to the set anyway. I recommend making this 1-2 days ahead of when you plan to share them.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store chocolate peanut butter truffles in airtight container in the fridge or at room temperature when the chocolate has set.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze the peanut butter truffles in a freezer safe bag for up to 6 months, allow to thaw before enjoying one of these treats for the best taste.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE VEGAN

This recipe for peanut butter truffles can easily be make vegan, just use chocolate chips that don’t contain milk.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Easy to double or half this recipe by increasing or decreasing ingredients proportionally.

WHY ARE MY PEANUT BUTTER BALLS SO STICKY?

If your peanut butter truffles are to sticky you probably adding too much powdered sugar, you can add in a bit more of crushed chex and a bit of peanut butter to get them to the right consistency.

A Peanut Butter Truffle cut in half.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Chocolate: You can also use dark chocolate, white chocolate, or do double peanut butter and use the peanut chips.
  • Nut Butter: Try using almond butter or cashew butters in place of peanut butter.
  • Extra Crunch: For an extra crunch in these peanut butter chocolate truffles, use crunchy peanut butter or additionally stir in chopped peanuts.
  • Melting Chocolate: If your you have difficult time melting chocolate to the right consistency, you can add a bit of coconut oil to help get it super smooth and easy to work with when coating the peanut butter balls.
  • Top: Top with a little coarse sea salt to finish.

What to Serve with Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

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a close up on the peanut butter truffle.
5 from 1 vote

Chex Peanut Butter Truffles

Yield: 25 truffles
Prep: 15 minutes
Cool Time: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Peanut Butter Truffles inspired by chex muddy buddies, what could be better. This recipe contains simple ingredients and is easy to make.
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups rice chex cereal, crushed fine
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups melting chocolate
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar, for dusting

Instructions

  • In a large bowl mix crushed cereal, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla until well combined – use hands mixture will be thick.
  • Chill 1 hour in refrigerator.
  • Roll into balls, dip in melted chocolate, return to refrigerator to set – about 30 minutes.
  • Roll in powdered sugar and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Chocolate: You can also use dark chocolate, white chocolate, or do double peanut butter and use the peanut chips.
  • Nut Butter: Try using almond butter or cashew butters in place of peanut butter.
  • Extra Crunch: For an extra crunch in these peanut butter chocolate truffles, use crunchy peanut butter or additionally stir in chopped peanuts.
  • Melting Chocolate: If your you have difficult time melting chocolate to the right consistency, you can add a bit of coconut oil to help get it super smooth and easy to work with when coating the peanut butter balls.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chex, chocolate, Peanut butter, truffles

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