Our Favorite Peanut Butter Bon Bons Recipe + Free Printable Gift Tags!

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This is a longtime favorite family recipe! These Peanut Butter Bon Bons are such a classic, so easy to make, and are a GREAT gift idea! (Plus, get FREE printable gift tags to go with this gift when you download our FREE Homemade Christmas Gifts Guide!)

Peanut Butter Bon Bons

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles — A Perfect Holiday Treat!

This recipe brings back special childhood memories for me. Every December, my family would make and freeze dozens and dozens and dozens of cookies – and we always included these bon bons!

We would spend the week before Christmas making up platters of goodies to give away to all of our neighbors, relatives, friends, co-workers, and anyone else my mom could come up with. We even included the mailman and UPS man! Of all of the delectable treats we would make, these were always one of my very favorites.

I mean, how could you not like peanut butter and chocolate?

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Why you’ll love Peanut Butter Truffles

These bon-bons only take a handful of ingredients, make a large batch, and store in the freezer very well. They look fancy and indulgent and taste amazing. Just one word of warning, though: these are extremely addictive!

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Truffles

  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 12oz semi-sweet chocolate chips*
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

* This amount of chocolate is just enough to cover each ball. If you coat them very thickly, you will need more chocolate than this.

Peanut Butter Bon Bon Recipe Substitutions

If you’re trying to stay away from peanut butter, you can substitute any other nut or sun butter. You can also try chunky peanut butter for a little extra crunch.

Try almond extract for a slightly different flavor.

Feel free to mix up the chocolate too — try dark chocolate, white chocolate, or even milk chocolate with a white chocolate drizzle!

How to make Peanut Butter Truffles

1. Melt peanut butter and butter in a microwave-safe bowl.

2. Stir in vanilla. 

3. Add rice cereal and powdered sugar and mix well (it might seem a little dry at first but will start holding together the more you mix. I usually finish up the mixing using my hands).

4. Form into 1-inch balls, firmly packed.

5. Place on a cookie sheet and freeze until firm (at least 30 minutes).

6. In a saucepan (or the top of a double broiler), melt the chocolate chips and oil together over very low heat, stirring often.**

7. Using a toothpick, dip each peanut butter ball in the chocolate and place them on wax-paper lined cookie sheets (I go back later and smooth out the toothpick hole on the top of each bon-bon). Chill until firm.

These can be eaten cold or at room temperature (or even frozen… but I’m weird like that!)

**You want the chocolate to stay in a nice, warm “liquidy” state during all the dipping. I don’t have a double broiler, so I usually take the saucepan on and off of the very low heat several times during the process. You can also add a little more oil if you need to.

Peanut Butter Bon Bons Recipe Variations

If you want to mix things up a bit, you can roll freshly coated chocolate balls in sprinkles, chopped nuts, graham cracker crumbs, or even just colored sugar. The melty chocolate will “glue” these additions to the bon bons and look extra festive!

Peanut Butter Truffle Recipe Serving Suggestions

These are great for holiday parties, after-school snacks, potlucks, birthday parties, or really for anything!

Just don’t let them get too warm or they will start melting and become very messy.

Storing leftover Peanut Butter Bon Bons

These will stay fresh for a LONG time, especially if you keep them in the freezer.

How long do Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles last?

Just store them in a tightly-sealed food storage container or zip-top bag, and they should last for months (if you don’t eat them first!)

Recipe

Peanut Butter Bon Bon Recipe (Peanut Butter Truffles)

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Ingredients  

  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips*
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Melt peanut butter and butter in a microwave-safe bowl.

  • Stir in vanilla.

  • Add rice cereal and powdered sugar and mix well (it might seem a little dry at first but will start holding together the more you mix. I usually finish up the mixing using my hands).

  • Form into 1-inch balls, firmly packed.

  • Place on a cookie sheet and freeze until firm (at least 30 minutes).

  • In a saucepan (or the top of a double broiler), melt the chocolate chips and oil together over very low heat, stirring often.**

  • Using a toothpick, dip each peanut butter ball in the chocolate and place them on wax-paper lined cookie sheets (I go back later and smooth out the toothpick hole on the top of each bon-bon). Chill until firm.

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If you’re looking for a simple, delicious treat to make for a holiday party… give my Peanut Butter Bon-Bons a try!

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