Feeling hungry but don’t want to cook something complicated? Do you want a no-fuss dessert recipe? Try baking some peanut butter cookie dough truffles!
They are delicious, bite-sized snacks that will satiate your cravings every time without fail. Both kids and adults enjoy this rather different type of baked goods. As they are not sugary like typical dessert items, baking them is a healthy option.
If you’re the kind of person who is always on the run, these are perfect for you because you can take them out of the refrigerator to munch on any time.
Keep reading to get the recipe for this!
What Ingredients are Required?
Let’s start with the basics. We will take you through all the ingredients you will need with a small note on how they are beneficial for your health and their benefits and alternatives.
Here is the ingredient list:
1. Peanut Butter
Of course, the key ingredient here is the cookie dough flavored peanut butter. Besides its salty and nutty taste that everyone loves, it also plays a vital role in improving your immune system.
2. Cacao Powder
Instead of using cocoa powder, opt for a healthier option, which is cacao powder. Not only does it reduce the risks of high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases, but it is also a source of antioxidants and magnesium. For people obsessed with chocolate but also want to watch their weight, cacao is their best friend.
Although we’re only going to use a small amount, raw honey is a significant constituent of this recipe. It adds moisture to the recipe and is a great substitute for sugar.
We are using coconut oil because it boosts digestion and contains antimicrobial effects. However, some people might detest the smell and taste of it; they can easily substitute it for vegetable oil.
5. Chocolate Chips
Whether you select milk chocolate chips or dark ones, this will take your baked items to the next level.
For décor purposes, use vegan sprinkles or edible glitter.
How to Make Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles?
Now that you’ve ensured you have all the necessary ingredients, it’s time to get down to business. This recipe is going to make a hefty amount of dough, so you can either make another batch of truffles or use it for other sweet treats.
Here are the directions you should follow to make yummy peanut butter cookie truffles:
Melt the Cacao Powder
In a saucepan, put ¾ cup of coconut oil, ¾ cup of cacao powder, and 1/3 cup of honey. Keep the heat low. Then stir until all the ingredients are mixed through and through.
Transfer to the Mold
Use a scoop or a teaspoon to transfer the melted cacao from the saucepan to a silicone truffle mold. Once all the holes are filled, add peanut butter on top of the melted cacao. You can add as much peanut butter as you want because there is no limitation.
Keep in the Freezer
Add some more cacaos on the top for a flavorsome taste. Then keep the mold in the freezer for an hour or until it is completely chilled. The truffles will refuse to come out of the mold if they are not solid.
Cover Truffles with Chocolate Chips
Put a small bowl of chocolate chips into the microwave for a minute to make it smooth and shiny. Then, one by one, dunk the truffles in the melted chocolate sea and roll them back and forth with a fork. After they are coated with chocolate fully, retain them aside on a baking sheet.
The truffles need to be chilled for another hour for the coating to set. You can then indulge them properly. These truffles stay fresh for up to five days if you refrigerate them in an airtight container. If you leave them at room temperature, they will melt quickly.
Decorate the truffles with some sprinkles, powdered sugar, or drizzling chocolate.
Make These Truffles Today!
The preparation and baking duration of these tasty items is lesser than most recipes. You don’t even need any fancy baking equipment. But still, these peanut butter cookie dough truffles are so amazing; you will be left wanting more.
Whatever the occasion, these decadent delights are something you can treat yourself or your guests.
So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to some today!