PB&J Truffles

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.
PB&J Truffles recipe via ww.thenovicechefblog.com

Want to feel young? This recipe is 84 years old. 85 next year! Papa, if you are reading this with Granny on the iPad, pretend you didn’t read that first sentence. 😉 This recipe is from a candy cookbook published for Dixie Crystals/Imperial Sugar in 1930.

I have worked with Dixie Crystals for a couple of years now and it is one of my absolute favorite partnerships. The company started as Imperial Sugar in Sugarland, Texas, which is a suburb of Houston (my hometown). It is an awesome feeling to get to work with a company that I grew up seeing in my own pantry.

I even remember seeing the old sugar factory & refinery when we would travel through Sugarland! So you can understand my excitement when I was asked to make one of their classic recipes this month.

PB&J Truffles recipe via ww.thenovicechefblog.com
PB&J Truffles recipe via ww.thenovicechefblog.com

In the original cookbook from 1930, these were called Raisin-Nut Balls. I was confused because the recipe just said “spice” as one of the ingredients and didn’t actually include any nuts. I was also a little thrown off by the combination of peanut butter and raisins as the main ingredients.

Then I made a few different batches and finally tried them. And –BAM!– peanut butter and jelly. I ended up using cinnamon for the spice and gave you the option of rolling the truffles in sugar (the original way) or in peanuts (my way).

These truffles have more than one surprise — they are also vegan and gluten free! So if you are looking for something to bring to a cookie exchange, or as a Christmas treat for someone who has a restricted diet, these are an awesome choice.

Variety of Peanut Butter and Jelly Truffles on a small white cake stand
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Recipe
Yield: 20 truffles

PB&J Truffles

This quick and easy no-bake recipe uses peanut butter and raisins to create a truffle that reminds you of a classic PB&J!
Prep Time10 minutes
Chill1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes


For Rolling


  • In a small bowl, soak raisins in hot water for 5 minutes. Drain and mince raisins.
  • In a large bowl, mix raisins, peanut butter, lemon juice, salt and cinnamon. Add powdered sugar, stirring until combined. (Mixture should hold its shape; if not, add a little more powdered sugar.) Refrigerate mixture for 1 hour.
  • Using 1 tablespoon of raisin mixture, roll into small balls and roll in granulated sugar or chopped peanuts. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


Serving: 1 truffle, Calories: 118kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 60mg, Potassium: 124mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 0.1IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 0.4mg


Post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Related Posts


We LOVE hearing from you! Submit your question or comment here and don’t forget to leave a rating! Click the icon below to upload a pic of your creation!

Recipe Rating:

Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

MrsFarr2005@gmail.comthank you for the recipes

Thanks for sharing!

Outstanding article.. Fruit Machines Online I’m reviewing regularly this site and I am amazed! Very useful facts especially the remaining point 🙂 My partner and i handle similarly info a whole lot. I had been in search of that certain data for a while. Appreciate it plus enjoy.

Finding good vegan desserts are hard to find! Thanks for sharing this one on Instagram!

Love “old” recipes 🙂

Yum! I could never say no to a PB&J truffle. Plus, they’re little, so you can eat a few of them 🙂

Never seen anything like these before, but I’m sure the PB & J fan will love them. Sugarland, Texas is a fun name. It makes me want to go watch Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory…lol.

Thank You For Being Here!

For the past 15 years, Jorge & Jessica have loved getting to share their families' favorite recipes with all of you. They live in Florida with their 3 kids.