Nutter Butter Truffles

Nutter Butter Truffles

The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

Prep: 90 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 90 mins
Servings: 25 servings
Yield: 50 truffles
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
298 Calories
24g Fat
15g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 25
Amount per serving
Calories 298
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 150mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 8g
Calcium 36mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Turn Nutter Butter cookies into delicious truffles! You need only a few ingredients to make these easy peanut butter candies. Dip them in chocolate and top them with a big pinch of peanuts for an irresistible sweet and salty treat. 

Love making candy from cookies? Try these recipes for Oreo Truffles, Snickerdoodle Truffles, or Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles as well. 


  • 1 pound peanut butter cookies (about 32 Nutter Butters cookies or similar)

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 2/3 cup (6.5 ounces) creamy or crunchy peanut butter

  • 1 pound chocolate candy coating

  • 1/4 cup peanuts, coarsely chopped

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place the cookies in a food processor and pulse them until they are fine crumbs. If you don't have a food processor, place the cookies in a large zip-top plastic bag, and use a rolling pin to crush them into fine crumbs.

  3. Transfer the cookie crumbs to a large bowl. Add the softened cream cheese and peanut butter, and stir with a spoon until the mixture is smooth, without any dry patches. It should be easy to mold into balls, but not too sticky or wet.

  4. Use a small candy scoop or a teaspoon to shape the candy mixture into small 1-inch balls. Roll them between your hands to get them perfectly round, and place them on a cookie sheet covered with parchment or waxed paper.

  5. Refrigerate the tray for at least an hour to firm up the Nutter Butter truffles before dipping them.

  6. After the candy centers have chilled, place the chocolate candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it until melted, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating.

  7. Using dipping tools or a fork, dip each peanut ball in the chocolate candy coating and place it back on the baking sheet.

  8. Sprinkle a big pinch of chopped peanuts on top of each truffle while the chocolate is still wet. Repeat until all of the truffles are dipped and decorated.

  9. Refrigerate the truffles to set the chocolate for about 20 minutes.

  10. Store Nutter Butter Truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

  11. For the best taste and texture, let them come to room temperature before serving.

  12. Serve and enjoy!


  • Store the truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  • For the best taste and texture, let them come to room temperature before serving.