Golden Grahams Peanut Butter Truffles


These bite-sized treats are a playful riff on the buckeye, which is a decadent peanut butter ball dipped in chocolate. While buckeyes are traditionally smooth and creamy throughout, these truffles have a bit of crunch thanks to the crushed Golden Grahams hidden inside. A dose of cream cheese keeps the peanut butter center from being overly sweet, and because the confections are petite, one bite is all it takes to seriously satisfy a chocolate craving. Dipping half of the treats in dark chocolate and half in white chocolate ensures chocolate-lovers of every type can enjoy the dessert. Milk chocolate would be lovely as well!

Golden Grahams Peanut Butter Truffles
These whimsical truffles are the perfect two-bite treat, and pack easily in a lunchbox for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Thanks to their shiny chocolate coating and sprinkling of Golden Grahams, they’re also elegant enough to serve at a party as a stress-free (and mess-free!) dessert. Alternatively, divvy up into decorative cellophane bags for easy, edible presents. Get the recipe:Golden Grahams Peanut Butter Truffles. Photo: Grace Elkus
Hands On Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
32 truffles


  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter

  • 1 ounce cream cheese, softened

  • teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 cup Golden Grahams, finely crushed and divided

  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

  • 4 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided


  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Add the peanut butter, cream cheese, salt, and ½ cup crushed Golden Grahams to the bowl of an electric mixture. Beat until combined. Add the confectioners' sugar and butter, mix until incorporated.

  3. Roll dough into 32 balls and place onto prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate and ½ tablespoon vegetable oil in the microwave or a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water.

  5. Remove the dough balls from the refrigerator. Using a spoon or the tines of a fork, dip half of the balls in the melted chocolate, one by one, and return to the baking sheet. (Make sure each ball is completely coated in chocolate.) Sprinkle the top of each chocolate-dipped truffle with reserved crushed Golden Grahams.

  6. Return baking sheet to the fridge as you repeat the process with the white chocolate.

  7. Refrigerate all of the truffles until firm, about 30 minutes.

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