5 Ingredient Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Truffles

Vegan Caramel Peanut Butter Truffles! 5 ingredients, #Vegan #Glutenfree and SO creamy and delicious

I used to think truffles were complicated. I used to think they required candy thermometers and careful attention and Maldon sea salt and only the finest and most expensive ingredients available. I thought they simply weren’t for me.

I was wrong.

Vegan Date Caramel!! So creamy, sweet and lightly salted, perfect for use in desserts or as a dip!It all starts with date caramel. Have you tried the stuff? If not, YOU HAVEN’T LIVED.

Sticky medjool dates pitted and processed into a rich, caramel-y paste, then spiked with a little coconut oil for added creaminess and sea salt for flavor balance.

Raw salted vegan caramel. Yes, please.

Vegan Date Caramel!! So creamy, sweet and lightly salted, perfect for use in desserts or as a dip5 Ingredient Vegan Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Truffles! #vegan #glutenfree

Up next? Use a melon baller or a measuring spoon to scoop out truffle shapes. Then freeze before drizzling with creamy, salted peanut butter. Now we’re getting somewhere.

5 Ingredient Vegan PB Caramel Truffles! Date caramel, salted peanut butter, dark chocolate shell5 Ingredient Vegan PB Caramel Truffles! Date caramel, salted peanut butter, dark chocolate shell!

Last but not least? Dunk those babies in dairy-free dark chocolate and sprinkle with a touch more sea salt. A quick trip to the fridge or freezer and these gems are ready for fast and immediate consumption.

Watch yourself, they’re addictive.

5 Ingredient Vegan Caramel PB Truffles! Crunchy dark choocolate shell, two layer CREAMY caramel Peanut Butter centers #vegan #glutenfree5 Ingredient Vegan Caramel PB Truffles! Crunchy dark choocolate shell, two layer CREAMY caramel PB centers #vegan #glutenfree

You guys are going to FLIP over these truffles. They’re:

Crunchy on the outside
Creamy on the inside
Chocolate-y
Caramel-y
Peanut butter-y
Perfectly salty-sweet
Simple
Decadent
Intensely satisfying
And highly addictive

After sampling my first two I promptly hauled these down to the office staff in our apartment building. Otherwise? These would’ve been gone in an hour. So tasty!

5 Ingredient Caramel PB Truffles! Raw caramel, creamy salted peanut butter, dark chocolate shell #vegan #glutenfree

If you give these truffles a go, be sure to snap a pic and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram so I can see how yours came out! I love seeing which recipes you guys try and love. Cheers, friends!

5 Ingredient Caramel PB Truffles! Raw caramel, creamy salted peanut butter, dark chocolate shell! #vegan #glutenfree

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5 Ingredient Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Truffles
 
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5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Truffles made with raw vegan caramel, salted peanut butter and melted dark chocolate. Crunchy on the outside, perfectly creamy and salty-sweet on the inside.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • 1 pound (16 ounces or about 1 1/2 cups packed) Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2.5 Tbsp melted coconut oil, DIVIDED
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup natural salted peanut butter (creamy is best, but crunchy works, too)
  • 1 heaping cup dairy-free bittersweet or dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. If your dates aren’t sticky and super moist when squeezed, soak in hot water for 10-15 minutes to soften. Then drain thoroughly and pit. Otherwise, just pit and add to food processor.
  2. Add 1 TBSP melted coconut oil and mix. If it’s not quite combining, drizzle in warm water a little at a time - 1 tsp - scraping down sides as needed, and mix until a rough paste or ball forms. If you add too much water it will be difficult to handle them later as they won’t freeze up well.
  3. Lastly, add 3/4 tsp sea salt and mix once more to incorporate. Taste and adjust saltiness level if desired.
  4. Freeze for 30 minutes or until no longer warm and pliable enough to scoop into balls.
  5. Using a small melon baller or a Tablespoon and finger, scoop out small balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze for another 20-30 minutes to set.
  6. Add peanut butter and 1/2 TBSP coconut oil to a small mixing bowl and microwave to melt (or heat in a small saucepan).
  7. Remove truffles from freezer and drizzle with warmed peanut butter. Freeze again for another 30 minutes, or until the peanut butter has formed a semi-firm “shell.”
  8. Warm the chocolate chips over a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second increments with remaining 1 TBSP coconut oil.
  9. Remove truffles from freezer and, using a fork, scoop truffles up and quickly immerse in chocolate, using a small spoon to drizzle chocolate evenly on top. Then gently shake off excess chocolate and place back on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  10. Top with a small sprinkle of sea salt (optional), and repeat until all truffles are coated.
  11. Place back in freezer or fridge to set - about 30 minutes. Serve straight from the freezer or fridge. Let set out for 15-20 minutes to soften. Store in a freezer-safe container in the fridge or freezer to keep fresh. Makes about 20 truffles.
Notes
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 20 truffles.
*Date caramel inspiration from Side Saddle Kitchen (<- love that lady)
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 truffle Calories: 156 Fat: 6.1g Saturated fat: 3.3g Carbohydrates: 25g Sugar: 20.5g Sodium: 98mg Fiber: 2.9g Protein: 2.1g

 

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  1. Tammy says

    Making these for the second time right now thank you for the recipe!! We are not vegan and I didn’t want the coconut flavor so I substituted butter for the oil… Worked perfect!!

    • Danielle says

      Actually, only some oils taste like coconut. Refined coconut oil has almost no coconut smell/taste, while virgin coconut oil does. Just for future cooking!

      • Annik says

        But refined coconut oil lost a bunch of nutriments while refining…… I think it has been pasteurized or something like that…

  2. Rebecca Miller says

    Thank you for sharing. Made these for a dinner party and they were praised by both adults & children.

  3. Jai says

    Loved the recipe !! Can I know what would be an alternate for Sea Salt, can normal cooking salt/table salt be used for this recipe ?

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