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Dippy Do’s: Chocolate Peanut-Butter Truffles

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Most of my fondest memories as a kid revolve around holidays. This recipe is among the best as it’s a treat we’d make every Christmas to leave for Santa. Unfortunately, now that I’m aware of hidden ingredients in foods, or dangers of highly processed breakfast cereal, my beloved Dippy Do’s were now Dippy Don’ts

Call me crazy, but I don’t want to make treats filled with harmful breakfast cereals and ungodly amounts of powdered sugar…I just don’t!

Thankfully my friend Emily over at Recipes to Nourish had a similar recipe to my favorite Dippy Do’s. Her Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles not only had real food ingredients, but they also had the added benefits of grass-fed butter and collagen protein! So now, not only can I have my Dippy Do’s, but they’re actually beneficial as they’re filled with healthy fats and protein. #WINNING

I adapted Emily’s recipe slightly (since I’m not currently eating sugar in any form), to suit my needs and appease that desire for a sweet treat after dinner. Ya’ll have heard of appetizers, right? We like to call these treats “Afters”, because they’re a perfect treat for “after” a meal! BE SURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO AT THE END OF THIS POST!!!

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Dippy Do's topped with crushed peanuts lined up on parchment paper.

Dippy Do’s: Chocolate Peanut-Butter Truffles


  • Author: Full of Days
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen truffles
  • Category: Dessert

Description

These sweet treats are perfect for those “snack emergencies”. They are gluten-free and can be adapted to be dairy-free, sugar-free and plant-based as well. This recipe was adapted from Emily at Recipes to Nourish and her Healthy Real Food Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles recipe.


Ingredients


Instructions

  1. In a the bowl of your stand mixer (or Vitamix) add peanut butter, 1/4 cup room temperature butter, white rice flour (or other flour), vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp sea salt, sugar (or stevia powder) and optional collagen.
  2. Pulse on low for a few times, then blend until all ingredients are incorporated. Taste for desired sweetness.
  3. Cover and place in the freezer for 15-30 minutes to firm up.
  4. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Once peanut butter mixture is chilled, scoop by heaping teaspoonfuls and roll into a ball using the palms of your hand. Work quickly as your hands will warm the peanut butter mixture making them more difficult to roll. Continue until all your mixture is formed into truffles.
  6. Place truffles back into freezer (in the winter, the back porch doubles nicely for us!) for 30 minutes to firm up again.
  7. While truffles are chilling, set up a double boiler and melt chocolate, 2 Tbs butter and a few dashes of sea salt. Remove pot from heat once chocolate has melted and is nice and smooth.
  8. One by one, drop truffles into chocolate and, using a fork, coat completely. Carefully lift truffle and place back onto parchment paper, using a second fork to avoid drips.
  9. Sprinkle crushed peanuts on top while chocolate is still soft.
  10. Place truffles back into the freezer for 15 minutes to allow chocolate to set completely. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Notes

  • Always start with smallest amount as stevia is MUCH sweeter than regular sugar and too much can ruin a recipe.
  • Nutrition facts are based on the above recipe using Stevia and Lily’s brand chocolate chips.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 truffle
  • Calories: 93
  • Sugar: 0.7g
  • Sodium: 92mg
  • Fat: 7.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.3g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Protein: 3.9g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg

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  • Monique
    Reply

    Oh yumm! I love anything that involves a combination of chocolate and peanut butter! Would love to keep a stash of these in the fridge 🙂

  • linda spiker
    Reply

    Yum! That is my kind of treat!

    • Kelsey Steffen
      Kelsey Steffen
      Reply

      Me too, Linda…me too!

  • Rachel Ritlop
    Reply

    Yummy! These look so delicious! I’ve been looking for a healthier treat and will have to make these!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

    • Kelsey Steffen
      Kelsey Steffen
      Reply

      Awesome Rachel…I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!

  • lucy
    Reply

    OMG I can not wait to try this! I’m trying to kick the sugar habit these will be a great treat.

    • Kelsey Steffen
      Kelsey Steffen
      Reply

      Kicking sugar is ROUGH…best of luck with that! These should help ease some of your cravings! Check out our post on “Curbing Sugar Cravings” for additional tips I found helpful when giving up sugar.

  • Rachel
    Reply

    Ooh these look SO good!

  • Maggie Unzueta
    Reply

    I’m SO making this. They look delicious!

  • candy
    Reply

    My peanut butter cup recipe is totally different from yours. Will have to try yours out and see what I think. Really look delicious and we love peanut butter cups.

    • Kelsey Steffen
      Kelsey Steffen
      Reply

      Awesome Candy! There are quite a few peanut butter cup options out there, how can you go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter? 😉

  • Kristen Kavan
    Reply

    these look amazing! I love that they are sugar free! These would be a great treat while at work! Thanks for sharing!

    • Kelsey Steffen
      Kelsey Steffen
      Reply

      Yes, the fact they are sugar free makes them a guiltless snack, especially since they’re packed with good protein from the pb and collagen, plus healthy fat!

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