Do you surf food porn on pinterest? Gawk at spreads in Food & Wine and Martha Stewart? I have a recipe for you. It’s supremely cute, very customizable, and utterly on trend: Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cake Batter Truffles.
They’re a bit of an indie cake pop. Yes they contain cake in a ball with a chocolate coating but there is no baking involved, nor frosting. Basically, you use cake mix to create an eggless dough, which is rolled, chilled and dipped into the coating of your choice. We used peanut butter chips (two bags worth) and Devil’s food cake mix. The original recipe was for funfetti and we modified it as shown below. Julia found it on pinterest and made the truffles with red velvet cake mix and white chocolate. Hello yum! When I slept over, we were craving chocolate and decided to get creative.
Happy non baking!
No-Bake Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cake Batter Truffles
- 1/2 cup butter, softend
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 cups chocolate cake mix dry
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- sprinkles, for topping
- 20 oz peanut butter chips (two bags)
- Beat together butter and sugar using an electric mixer until combined. Blend in vanilla. Add cake mix, flour, salt, and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Roll dough into one inch balls and place on a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet. Chill balls in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to firm up.
- While dough balls are chilling, melt peanut butter chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Stir between intervals. If the mixture is not smooth, add a few teaspoons of oil to loosen it up.
- Coat the truffles. This is a two person operation and you have to work fast. We found it best to set up another cookie sheet, lined, as a receiving tray. Then I took a wooden spoon and scooped up some peanut butter. Julia dropped the truffle down on the spoon and we gently coated it and deposited it on the sheet for sprinkling. This went fairly quickly but would be quite a challenge alone. Top with sprinkles.
- Chill cake batter truffles in the refrigerator until serving. Makes a lot of truffles (at least 50).
Now, as promised, some pictures of the glorious results. The truffles were a great combination of peanut butter and chocolate, especially since the peanut butter was a cool outside in contrast to the fudgy chocolate center.
P.S. We ate these every time we passed the refrigerator for the next few days! They were the perfect snack to watch Like Crazy, a refreshing and real feeling love story. They improvised much of the dialogue. I highly recommend it.