Reese’s Nutter Butter Cookie Truffles Recipe

Reese's Nutter Butter Cookie Truffles

 



All six of us girls are huge peanut butter and chocolate fans!  If a table full of desserts was sitting in front of us, anything with chocolate and peanut butter would be gone in seconds!   These yummy truffles rank right up there.  They are packed full of mini Reese’s peanut butter cups and crushed up Nutter Butter cookies.   They are adapted from our Oreo Cookie Truffles which have been another family favorite dessert.  We just swapped out the Oreos with Nutter Butters and added our favorite candy bar!

Reese’s Nutter Butter Cookie Truffles Recipe
Ingredients:
16 ounces Nutter Butter Cookies
8 ounces cream cheese
8 ounces Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups, each one quartered
12 ounces milk chocolate chips
3/4  tablespoon shortening
1 tablespoon sprinkles (optional for top)

Directions:
Blend the Nutter Butter cookies in a food processor until they are fine crumbs.  Then break up the cream cheese into chunks and blend that together with the crumbs in the food processor until well blended.  Remove blade or transfer dough to another bowl.  Gently fold in the quartered Reese’s peanut butter cups.  I used the very small mini Reese’s that come unwrapped.  Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper or parchment paper.  Stick in the freezer for about 30 to 40 minutes.
Melt the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
Dip the frozen balls into the melted chocolate.  Cover them completely with chocolate, then lift up and gently tap to remove the excess chocolate.  I used a plastic fork with the two middle tines broken out.  Set back onto the cookie sheet covered in waxed paper.  Immediately add the sprinkles before the chocolate sets up.  The chocolate will set up quickly because the balls are so cold from being in the freezer.
Makes about 35 to 40 truffles

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78 Responses to “Reese’s Nutter Butter Cookie Truffles Recipe”

  1. Wanda Copier
    Is there something you can substitute for the shortening? Not that the rest of the ingredients are super healthy.... :) But my research shows me that shortening is really not a great thing to be using in anything. Just curious what your thoughts are. Would butter work?
  2. cookingmommy
    What an absolutely delicious chocolate peanut butter recipe,my kids are going to love this. We are going to add some dark chocolate powder and raw coco bits and serve it to my dieting group as a treat Friday. http://gooddietforwomen.blogspot.com/2014/05/how-to-be-thin-with-chocolate.html
  3. WendyY
    You can substitute cooking (parafin) wax for the oil. I make coconut balls (think Mounds bars) all the time and coat the coconut with melted cooking wax and chocolate just like this. (Melt together chips of wax and choco chips (together) in the microwave on low until the wax is melted.)
  4. I could not find the mini Reese's peanut butter cups in the store, so I bought the regular size ones. Do you happen to know what the measuring cup equivalent size was when you chopped up yours? I am chopping up the peanut butter cups now, but not sure how many I should use. Thank you so much! :-)
    • It's been a few months since I made them and I used the whole 8 ounce bag of the Reese's minis. You may need to go by ounces. You say you bought the regular size peanut butter cups. Is that regular miniature reese's or the full size candy bar size. My guess is around 1 1/2 cups when the minis were quartered. I hope this helps. We love these truffles! Have a great week!! Cyd (mom of the Six Sisters)
  5. I don't know if it's just me, but I don't see any list of ingredients. Just the word "Ingredients:" and then they list the directions. If someone could point out where I should be looking, I would appreciate it. I tried highlighting over the space, but no words appeared. Thanks!
    • Hi Diane, with cream cheese in the recipe they need to be refrigerated. I'm afraid your soldiers would get sick after having them being shipped for 7 to 10 days. Our Reese's Rice Krispie Treats might ship well!! And a BIG THANK YOU to your husband and all the troops for all they do!!
  6. Annie Wheaton-Kenner
    My husband and I love peanut butter and this sounds so yummy, but I'm on a gluten free diet so I will look for some peanut butter or chocolate cookie that will work. Also I will use the coconut oil instead of the shorting it taste richer. Can't wait to try it. Thank you!!

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