Halloween is here and sometimes you just want something other than a bag of your standard candy in a Halloween wrapper. Whether you’re throwing a party or taking some treats in for your co-workers, this Peanut Butter Cheesecake Halloween Truffle recipe is a great option and it’s sure to make everyone’s mouth water. You might want to make extra, because everyone will be sure to come back for more.
If you missed our last recipe post, learn about what you need to make galaxy frosting.
Combine your peanut butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar in a medium mixing bowl. You can use a stand mixer if you’d like, but these ingredients are easy enough to mix by hand.
Roll balls of the peanut butter mix in your hands and dip and roll each one in a bowl of graham cracker crumbs. Roll the peanut butter balls again and lay each ball out on your cookie sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. Freeze your peanut butter balls for at least 1-2 hours.
When your peanut butter balls are ready, melt your chocolate either on the stove or carefully in the microwave. If you are melting it in the microwave, make sure to stir every 20-30 seconds and don’t over heat the chocolate. I used white chocolate for some and dark chocolate for the rest.
Dip each ball into the melted chocolate and use a fork to scoop it out and lay each one on the parchment/wax paper until the chocolate hardens. To speed up the process you can put them in the refrigerator for a bit.
Once the chocolate is solid, carefully decorate each ball with your favorite Halloween-themed faces. Be creative here- make them spooky, make them cute! I used Betty Crocker cookie icing with the tip cut at the first ring so I could make finer lines.
Keep your peanut butter cheesecake truffles in the fridge until you are ready to serve them.
Don’t forget to save the recipe for next year, you’ll be sure to want to make more!
Recipe yields: 36-40 truffles
8 oz softened cream cheese
18 oz peanut butter
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup powdered sugar
In our next recipe post, we are going to stick with the fall season with our dutch apple pie recipe.