Peanut Butter Graham Truffles

Posted: July 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Friday afternoon I made a little promise to share these gems with you.

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This is a recipe I picked up from my mother-in-law. She says “it just comes from the side of the graham cracker box”. I say “these are crack balls and I don’t care where they come from, I want to make five batches and eat four batches for myself so pass over the details, woman!” Okay. I didn’t really say that to my mother-in-law. I like her too much. But I did tell her I want the recipe no matter where it came from.

It should come as no surprise that a recipe from the side of a graham cracker box ended up being mindless and far from health food. It should also come as no surprise that something combining graham crackers, chocolate, crispy rice cereal, and peanut butter with little effort to make sounds like a winning combination. I give you Peanut Butter Graham Truffles.

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Peanut Butter Graham Truffles

  • 1.5 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1.25 cups crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 oz dark chocolate

Step One: Put everything but the dark chocolate in a mixing bowl and mash it around all together with your hands until evenly combined. Refrigerate for one hour. Feel free to leisurely lick your fingers of the remnants while waiting for said hour. Just, please, wash your hands before step two.

Step Two: Roll the mix into even sized balls. Smaller balls mean you get to eat more. That’s my motto and I’m sticking to it. Okay – that sounds dirty. Let’s call these gems truffles from here on out shall we?

Step Three: Melt your dark chocolate and then dip those truffles! Good thing I changed it from balls, huh? ;)

Step Four: Refrigerate or freeze until ready to eat. So…about .0128038 seconds.

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See. Who cares that the recipe came from a graham cracker box?! I know you want to make yourself a big batch, toss on some stretchy shorts, and curl up with some FFF Features reading. I won’t judge if that is how you choose to spend your Saturday night. In fact, I think you would be my new best friend. Just as long as you share the balls. ;)

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57 Comments to “Peanut Butter Graham Truffles”
  1. That’s just a cruel thing to post on a fitness blog. That’s all I’m saying about that.

    And, I’m glad you decided to call them truffles. There are several members of my family who can’t say the word “balls” without laughing hysterically. It’s sad really.

    • That’s my sarcastic sense of humor coming out, by the way. I’m totally making these the next time I have occasion to take a big batch of yumminess to someone else’s house so I’m not tempted to eat it all myself. Any peanut-butter-related desserts are like sin to me — peanut butter fudge, peanut butter balls (which always get hysterical laughter from aforementioned family members), they tempt me beyond what I can bear.

  2. Oh wow! These look so yummy and easy to make!

  3. Those truffles look delicious!! Easy to make too :) I’m heading out for a night on the town with my man (which almost never happens!). Tonight is my town’s annual Hats Off festival which features many live music acts downtown for the official start of the summer horse racing season, should be fun! Enjoy your evening as well!

  4. Spending the evening recuperating…Surfing was awesome today but very exhausting! xoxo

  5. On my way to nc with my entire family in one house – they will go crazy for these!!!

  6. Those PBGTs (Peanut Butter Graham Truffles) look like they could be hell on wheel’s – towards my mouth!!! YEESH! But yummy =)

    Tonight my husband and I are going to finish the last pre-finale Harry Potter movie of the series before we go see the last “Deathly Hallows” in the theater.

  7. oh mah gosh! never heard of a pb truffle before, my night is complete and so much better now! haha :)

  8. lindsay says:

    I really enjoyed Lindsays post and her honesty. I think we need more of that. Openness, realness, and just plain RAW!
    Okay and maybe some of those PB bites, whoa!

  9. Those truffles look amazing! I am going to have to give them a try for sure. Although I can see myself not being able to stop eating them!

    Tonight, I am decompressing on the computer for a few minutes before watching a movie with the hubs. In house date night. :-)

  10. Yes, I want some!!! :) And a way to make them for my Monkey and more healthy. I could totally see the Maple Peanut Butter in those. MMMMmm!! I have to add the extra workout now just from thinking about it. :)

  11. Those truffles so so amazing!!

  12. Gina says:

    Oh my word. These sound absolutely incredible. The mass quantity of PB in them makes me so happy :)

  13. Errign says:

    I spent my Saturday night eating dinner (whole wheat spaghetti and eggplant – so simple, so good) and then curled up in bed with Netflix. Currently drooling over your truffles (glad you’re not callin’ ‘em balls, after I just wrote that line)

  14. Share the balls, snort! Golly gee, those look absolutely amaayyyyyzing.

  15. Those look so good! We got a sitter and saw Harry Potter and went to eat at Red Robin! It was awesome!

  16. Hahaha. It IS a good thing that you changed it to truffles. Much classier ;)

    I ended up making a cheesecake tonight that me and my family will be enjoying tomorrow! Also watched The King’s Speech with my mom & sisters and loved it.

  17. Those do sound like crack balls! Yum! :) Thanks for sharing! I attended a birthday party and did some shopping today and sadly, that tuckered me out (I’m blaming the heat and being seven months pregnant!)- so tonight has been all about relaxing!

  18. Those sound amazing! Must. Make.

  19. Hilary says:

    Ohhhh…those truffles look divine…I want to make them, but at the same time, I’m utterly afraid to do so. And that video is HILARIOUS. I spend Saturday night watching old tv with my BFF, and now blog surfing.

  20. Those do sound like little crack balls! I want some now! Love that pic of Makenzie, so cute :)

  21. Those truffles look soooooo good :) . I really want some chocolate now! Thank you so much for including me in this post! It means the world!!

  22. I love the “response” to your mother-in-law. LOL! So funny! And…I think these will need to be made tomorrow. I would make them right now if I had graham crackers, which I don’t!

    I hope the rest of your weekend is great! :-D

  23. Just blogged, now off to finally shower, put some laundry away (ughh!) and watch a movie with my husband!

  24. Erica says:

    oh my gosh- those truffles sound and look ridiculous good. I bookmarked them! We went out to dinner with Josh’s parents tonight to celebrate his Dad’s birthday- it was fantastic.

  25. Wow – those look fancy but super easy – LOVE recipes like that! This one is definitely going in my “treats to surprise my husband” cookbook! Thanks xoxo

  26. Oh my gosh, I’m in love with that recipe!!

  27. Gah! The flash mob is STILL freaking hilarious! LOL! :D

  28. oh my gosh these look amazing!

  29. Ahhhhh, I LOVE pb truffles! I make almost the exact same recipe, however I’ve never thought to add graham cracker crumbs. Genius! :)

  30. Last night I went to the Square Grouper Tiki Bar, which was in Alan Jackson’s music video 5′oclock somewhere. http://www.squaregrouper.net/ It was a lot of fun!!

  31. Dorry says:

    Those truffles look delicious! We had a wedding last night and today is my 1st day off in a week, so Billy and I are just hanging out and relaxing. My happy place. :)

  32. Amy says:

    Those look heavenly.. and the Mc Hammer Flash Mob is the best. thing. ever…

  33. Those look incredible. Thanks for sharing!

  34. Those. Look. AWESOME. I’ve been all over easy desserts lately!

    I spent my Saturday night going out to dinner, then eating cake on my bed with some friends. It was the perfect relaxing night :)

  35. Great post – I especially love the cuteness!

  36. These look amaze-balls. I want to lick the picture of the truffle and then make them myself. I love bite-sized foods because you can have a few and feel like you had a ton!

  37. Katie says:

    Those look AMAZING and so darn easy! I also wanted to say that your post last week regarding calories was AWESOME. I really enjoyed your honesty. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Cannot believe tomorrow is Monday already…

  38. Heather says:

    Oh my. Those look fantastic!

  39. shayla says:

    Yay!! Thanks so much for the recipe!! Pb, graham crackers, and truffles are a match made in heaven for me :) can’t wait to make them!

  40. Jen says:

    LOL…this reminded me of a classic skit on SNL. This is just a partial clip (I could’t find a complete one that included video), but to give you a little background: The Alec Baldwin character – Pete Schweddy – is a guest on a special Christmas edition of the “Delicious Dish” program on National Public Radio. :)

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  42. Zomg. I need to find a way to get those truffles in my belly asap.

  43. Wow! Those look amazing!!

    My husbands FAVORITE holiday treat are “Peanut Butter Balls,” and I have to make them every year! I think this time I’ll try adding graham cracker crumbs– it sounds like they’ll take it over the top!! YUM.

  44. I don’t like chocolate, but these would be spectacular with white chocolate (which I do like). I will be making these tonight, after the french toast on the Griddler. :) :)

  45. Jeannie says:

    Actually, I have a very similar recipe to the truffles but they are called something different. I can’t remember the name off the top of my head but we have made them a couple times before for Christmas holidays and they are the bomb. Only make them for special occassions for the very reason that they will be completed consumed within one day!

  46. I Feel Fat says:

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  47. OH MY GOSH she really is a mini you :) SO CUTE!

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  49. Those look soooo good…….. Yum!!

  50. [...] a quick little treat to help propel you towards Friday! These were inspired by Tina and the Peanut Butter Graham Truffles that she posted a few weeks ago. After reading her post, I knew immediately that I’d be [...]

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