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Dark Chocolate Salted Peanut Butter Truffles

Chocolate and peanut butter are a perfect pair, especially when made into these truffles. You'll wonder how you ever lived without this recipe around the holidays! It's a quick and easy vegan candy that makes the perfect holiday gift.  

15-20 truffles | 30 Minutes
Dark Chocolate Salted Peanut Butter Truffles


1 cup 100% natural smooth peanut butter

4 tablespoons pure maple syrup

½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt

6 tablespoons crisp rice cereal

3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 tablespoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon flaked sea salt


Make sure your natural peanut butter is blended (the oil is not floating on top of the peanut butter) before using. In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter and maple syrup. Mix with an electric mixer for 30-60 seconds. The mixture will begin to thicken up into a fudge-like texture.

Add the sea salt and stir in the cereal. Shape the mixture into 15-20 small balls.

Combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring in between, until just melted.

Use a fork to dip the balls into the melted chocolate. Place the chocolate covered ball on a plate or cutting board lined with parchment paper. Place the tray in the freezer for around 6-8 minutes until mostly firm.

Dip a fork into the leftover melted chocolate and drizzle it on top of the balls to create swirl design and top with a few pieces of flaky sea salt.

Place the balls in the freezer for another 10-15 minutes, until the chocolate is completely set.

Store the peanut butter truffles in an airtight container or in the refrigerator.

Chef's Notes:

This recipe will only work when using 100% natural peanut butter. The label on your jar of peanut butter should only contain roasted peanuts (and maybe salt). The no-stir kinds of peanut butter are made with additional oil and sugar will not set up properly.