Welcome to our Virtual Cookie Exchange!! With a delicious recipe for No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Truffles. (This post contains Amazon Affiliate links, that if you buy something, I earn a little percentage, and it doesn’t cost you any extra.)
This Virtual Cookie Exchange an old-fashioned blog hop, where I make another blogger’s recipe. That blogger makes a recipe from someone, and if you clicked through all the way around all the bloggers, you would get back to my blog! Make sure you scroll to the bottom of this post so that you can see all of the wonderful bloggers and their cookie exchange recipes.
Our job this time around was to make a recipe from our secretly assigned blog, a recipe that would work on a holiday cookie or treat platter. It could be anything from cookies, candy, bars, brownies, truffles, fudge, peanut clusters, chocolate-dipped stuff, well, you get it.
I’m really excited that I got PicNic. PicNic is Nicole’s blog, where she shares great looking, easy to make recipes! She says, “My recipes focus on easily obtainable ingredients and minimum fuss, helping to keep your time in the kitchen fun while allowing you to create delicious meals and treats for your loved ones.” While looking around for cookie recipes I found several amazing looking ones! Her Mint Chocolate Cookies recipe sound so good! And these Oatmeal Chip Bars have me drooling!
Nicole describes these No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Truffles (take a look at her original recipe here) as “sitting somewhere between a truffle and a cookie.” I could totally see that description. These are super easy to make, and really amazingly delicious. I mean, how can you go wrong with sweetened condensed milk, butter, brown sugar, and peanut butter? You can’t! We couldn’t stop eating these!
In her original recipe, she calls for digestive biscuits (or any plain biscuit). I couldn’t find digestive biscuits at my grocery store, so I went with Biscoff. Another great option would be Carr’s Whole Wheat Crackers (which I love to use for S’mores!), or shortbread cookies like Lorna Doone. But, like she says, any plain biscuit or cookie will work.
The scoop I have is a 2-tablespoon scoop, which makes a nice large cookie treat. We took some of the large balls and cut them in half, making more smaller cookie bites. When the cookie bites were 2 tablespoons in size, we got 25 large balls. Cutting all of them in half got us 50 small balls. So, depending on the size you make, there’s quite a range of servings from this recipe, which I really like! If you’re making these to go in cookie gift boxes, or for a cookie exchange, you could make a bunch of smaller ones. If you’re making them for Santa, you might like to make larger ones.
As for dipping these cute little No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Truffles , I admit, I’m pretty lazy. I did about half of the batch dipped in chocolate, and decided that I would just do a chocolate drizzle on the other half. I think they are both really pretty, so either way you choose to present them works well. I do think they’d be pretty with a drizzle of both white and dark chocolate as well, or maybe dipped in dark chocolate and a white chocolate drizzle on top. Pretty colored sprinkles would be lovely as well.
Please enjoy your No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Truffles and happy holidays to you and yours!
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- 1 can (400 g) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 8.8 ounce package Biscoff, digestive biscuits, or Carr’s Whole wheat crackers
- ¾ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup chopped unsalted, roasted peanuts, plus additional for garnish
- 8 ounces milk, dark, or white chocolate, melted
- Process the biscuits to a fine crumb in a food processor. Set aside
- Heat the sweetened condensed milk, butter, sugar, and peanut butter together in a saucepan over a medium heat until everything is well combined. Remove from heat, and add the crushed biscuits and the chopped peanuts. Mix well to combine.
- Scoop mixture out into tablespoon-sized balls, and refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes.
- Using your hands, roll the scoops into balls, and dip into the melted chocolate, or drizzle with chocolate if desired. Garnish with some chopped peanuts on top, and place back in the fridge to set the chocolate.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Makes 25-50 bites