You can never go wrong when you combine chocolate and peanut butter, and it turns out that’s still true if you’re crunched for time and still have to fix a dessert to bring to a holiday dinner party. Peanut butter cheesecake truffles are so simple to make and so good that you’ll want to mix them up even if you aren’t pressed for time. They’re just that easy — and easy to pop into your mouth
Peanut butter cheesecake truffles are much less time consuming than preparing an actual cheesecake, and they can likely be made up with ingredients you’ve already got stashed in your pantry this holiday season.
For example, this recipe from My Incredible Recipes will help you have a tasty treat ready in no time. It calls for little more than peanut butter, cream cheese, graham cracker crumbs and chocolate for melting to create these adorable little truffles.
Using the peanut butter, cream cheese and graham cracker crumbs, you’ll create a peanut butter-flavored center that’s got a cheesecake-like consistency. From there, you’ll roll the mix into little drops to dip in melted chocolate and refrigerate the truffles. Waiting for these to chill is seriously the hardest part, but My Incredible Recipes does offer some good tips for making everything even easier.
When they’re ready to eat, they’ll look a little something like this:
This is a great recipe to use as a base. Other versions of these truffles allow you to add ingredients such as peanuts and chocolate chips for even more flavor and crunch.
Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts put chocolate chips in their recipe for peanut butter cheesecake batter for a double dose of chocolate goodness:
And Kraft’s recipe for peanut butter cheasecake truffles puts chopped roasted peanuts into the center, because hey, some people prefer crunchy peanut butter to creamy, after all:
After trying this out, you may be inclined to make nothing but peanut butter cheesecake desserts from here on out — or at least for the remainder of the holiday season. If that’s the case, you’re certainly in luck, because you can make peanut butter cheesecake cookies and brownies as well. That way, no one can ever say you brought the same dessert twice!
Cheesecake-flavored pudding mix and peanut butter combine with flour and all of the other typical cookie ingredients to create a cookie that is far from average. The recipe from Something Swanky proves that this is the fluffy peanut butter dessert you never knew you needed:
Bunny Baubles’ recipe for peanut butter cheesecake swirl brownies takes this combo to a decadent place. Who knew adding a dollop of cream cheese combined with peanut butter to the top of brownie batter could yield the most perfect chocolate and peanut butter cheesecake-inspired dessert? Here’s what it will look like once you’ve swirled in the PB-cheesecake magic:
Bring on the peanut butter cheesecake truffles and more this season!