Nutter Butter Truffles


Nutter Butter truffles dessert recipe (also known as “cookie balls”) are covered in milk chocolate and finished off with a drizzle of melted peanut butter on top.

Nutter Butter Cookie Truffles (Balls) Dessert Recipe

Do you remember a couple of months back when I did an entire week of all childhood favorite foods of mine?  Well, I feel like I’m unofficially doing a repeat of that week with my Fudge Stripe Cookie Cupcakes,  chicken noodle soup recipe, the Margherita macaroni and cheese recipe and now these nutter butter truffles made with one of my favorite childhood cookies.  I guess I’m just feeling nostalgic in 2014.

Nutter Butter Truffles recipe are perfect for any holiday or event!  Peanut butter cookies covered in chocolate and drizzled with melted peanut butter.

If you are not familiar with Nutter Butters, they are peanut butter sandwich cookies made by Nabisco.  They are basically perfection in a glorious packaged cookie.  Try them if you haven’t yet!  When they are covered in chocolate as in this nutter butter truffles recipe, they taste a lot like Buckeyes.  After experimenting with the Circus Animal cookies recently, I decided I wanted to do something creative and fun with nutter butters and ended up with these amazing truffles (or cookie balls, as some people call them).  Enjoy!  I know I did… 🙂

Nutter Butter Cookie Truffles (Balls) Dessert Recipe

Nutter Butter Truffles
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Serves: 32 truffles
Nutter Butter cookie truffles dessert recipe (or cookie balls) covered in milk chocolate and finished off with a drizzle of melted peanut butter on top.
  • 1 package nutter butters cookies
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • milk chocolate discs for melting (2-3 cups)
  • peanut butter for drizzling
  1. Crush nutter butters in food processor.
  2. Cut up softened cream cheese into chunks and add to food processor.
  3. Pulse until combined into a dough.
  4. Roll into small balls (about 1 inch).
  5. Freeze for 10 minutes on a cookie sheet.
  6. Melt chocolate discs in the microwave on low (50%) power setting, to avoid scorching or burning it.
  7. If your microwave does not have this option, heat the chocolate in shorter intervals and stir between each bout of heat.
  8. Stir until smooth and all chocolate is melted.
  9. Using a toothpick or spoon, dip the nutter butter balls into the chocolate, letting the excess chocolate drip off.
  10. Melt more chocolate, as needed. Set the truffles on waxed paper to cool.
Microwave some peanut butter (you don’t need too much). Use a spoon or fork to drizzle the peanut butter on top of the truffles. Store in the refrigerator 1 hour or until firm. Keep refrigerated.
Note: another way to easily coat balls with the melted chocolate, add balls in batches to bowl of melted chocolate. Use 2 forks to roll balls in chocolate until evenly coated. Remove balls with forks, letting excess chocolate drip back into bowl.
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30 Responses to “Nutter Butter Truffles”

  1. March 7, 2014 at 12:38 AM #

    Wow, these look so delicious, Ashley! And so beautiful too. I’m always a huge fan of truffles and cake pops (:

    • March 7, 2014 at 1:59 AM #

      Thanks, Monica! I love truffles, too 🙂

  2. March 7, 2014 at 6:58 AM #

    These sound SO good! Love nutter butters 🙂

    • March 7, 2014 at 12:38 PM #

      Aren’t they just the best?!

  3. March 7, 2014 at 7:32 AM #

    Good golly Ashley – these look totally delicious!!! Peanut butter and chocolate are my fav combo – seeing them like this – first thing in the morning – gosh – I just wish I could reach into my computer and grab me that big chocolatey delight!

    • March 7, 2014 at 12:38 PM #

      Awww thanks, Shashi!!

  4. March 7, 2014 at 9:17 AM #

    This is genius! I have a nutter butter obsessed friend that would die over these!!! Going to make this weekend!

    • March 7, 2014 at 12:37 PM #

      They are awesome!! Thanks, Kelly!!

  5. March 7, 2014 at 9:43 AM #

    Wow, these look good! I think I would prefer these over oreo balls even!

    • March 7, 2014 at 12:37 PM #

      I don’t think I’d be able to choose!!

  6. March 7, 2014 at 10:08 AM #

    This is a great dessert to make if you want some new best friends! Looks awesome, Ashley!

    • March 7, 2014 at 12:36 PM #

      I agree! LOL Thanks Eva!

  7. March 7, 2014 at 10:20 AM #

    These truffles are gorgeous Ashely! I’ll take a dozen please! 🙂

  8. March 7, 2014 at 10:59 AM #

    Ashley, I’ve never made a truffle before. I always thought it was too hard or complex. Your recipe sounds so easy that I have to try these. I am obsessed with the peanut butter chocolate combination! Yum!

    • March 7, 2014 at 12:36 PM #

      Oh my!! You should definitely try them! They are super easy!

  9. March 7, 2014 at 12:52 PM #

    Commence mouth drooling… Yum!

  10. March 7, 2014 at 3:28 PM #

    Oh wow. These look absolutely NOT on my diet. haha YUM!

    • March 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM #

      LOL thanks, Betsy!

  11. March 7, 2014 at 5:21 PM #

    YES. A THOUSAND TIMES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • March 7, 2014 at 6:02 PM #

      Lol thanks kayle!!

    • March 7, 2014 at 6:02 PM #

      And thanks for the Facebook share

  12. March 7, 2014 at 10:05 PM #

    Yum! I could eat about a dozen of these 🙂

  13. March 7, 2014 at 11:56 PM #

    What a gorgeous idea for truffles!

  14. March 8, 2014 at 5:04 AM #

    Yum, these sound and look amazing!

  15. March 8, 2014 at 8:27 AM #

    I love Butter Butters! This is such a fun recipe! When I coat candy like this, I always end up using my fingers which get caked in the chocolate. It’s messy but fun 🙂

  16. March 8, 2014 at 10:10 PM #

    I bet it is hard to stop at just one. Even in the freezer, I would still be finding these little nutter butter ruffles disappear. Have a nice weekend. BAM


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