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Jun 03

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Truffles

Who doesn’t love cookie dough, oatmeal cookies, and peanut butter? If you love any of those things, these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Truffles are for you!

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Have I ever told you about the time when a sales lady thought my husband was my father? When I was on my honeymoon?

I think I have told you before, but it was (1) forever ago if so and I’m too lazy to perform a search right now and (2) in my family, a story isn’t told until it’s told 100 times. So really, I haven’t told you.

For those of you who are new here, you may not know that my husband is, um, considerably older than me. People used to joke that he got his driver’s license and then drove over to my house and watched over me in my crib.

Right now, if you saw us together, you’d know he was older than me – but not by much. The annoying lucky guy has a full head of dark hair, only a stray gray in sight, and he’ll be that way probably for the rest of his life. (I, on the other hand, have been coloring my hair out of necessity for so long I have no idea what color it really is anymore.)

I’m willing to concede a point to the nice bathing suit shop owner on Maui that the age gap between 40 year old man and 23 year old woman in her shop may have been more noticeable than it is today, but either she needed glasses or people in her family have babies really young.

Okay, so I may have had my hair in braided pigtails. I mean, jeesh. We’d been out on a sailboat all afternoon on our honeymoon. Where my (brand new) bathing suit top clasp broke as soon as we pushed off from the dock. If it weren’t for a stray safety pin found in a crevice below deck, Lanai would have become a new kind of beach.

Anyway, right after the saleslady made her gaff and a large awkward silence filled the room, I shifted my hand on the counter to show off the large sparkly diamond on my ring finger and the lady kind of cleared her throat and looked away and proceeded to give me a new bathing suit.

That one lasted the rest of the trip. The story, however, has lasted almost 12 years.

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That story really has nothing to do with Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Truffles except that, like his annoying hair, my husband has an annoying ability to resist the treats that I make.

Unless it involves peanut butter. Or cookie dough.


He liked these. And promptly told me to never make them ever again.

Over the last several years he’s told me that a lot. I rarely listen.

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Which is kinda lucky for you, because things like these cookie dough truffles kinda rock.

Eggless peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough. Really, these are healthy truffles. Oats, peanut butter, coconut, sugar, and a little milk. Kind of like those easy amazing peanut butter cookies everyone makes, but in truffle form. And covered in chocolate.

These are super easy to make, come together fast, and they are irresistible. I mean, peanut butter. Oatmeal. Coconut. Chocolate.

The perfect marriage.

Kind of like mine. :)

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Moral of the story: if you see an older man and a sort-of-maybe younger woman, check out their ring fingers before assuming fatherhood.

And marry some peanut butter and cookie dough truffles. Of course!

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles

Oatmeal, peanut butter, and coconut all in one cookie dough bite!


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (quick oats would be fine too)
  • 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 10 ounces chocolate Candiquik or almond bark
  • Additional coconut or sprinkles for topping, optional


  1. Add peanut butter and brown sugar to a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. (You can also use a hand mixer!) Beat until incorporated, about 1 minute. Add vanilla, oats, and coconut and mix until the dough comes together.
  2. Scoop 2 tablespoon sized balls onto a cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Roll into balls. Chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Melt candy according to package directions. Dip each truffle in the chocolate and tap off the excess. Place back onto the wax paper lined cookie sheet and top with sprinkles or extra coconut, if desired.


Tip: to keep your chocolate warm while you dip, set the bowl on an electric griddle set to low (about 200 degrees) and covered with a thick kitchen towel. This will keep your chocolate liquid while you dip.

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103 Responses to “Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Truffles”

  1. Mom posted on June 3, 2013 at 5:17 pm (#)

    Next time you make them, leave the sprinkles off of a few and tell Mel they have less calories!!! lol


  2. Julie posted on June 3, 2013 at 5:32 pm (#)

    Your story cracks me up because my gu and I have a 23 year age gap and a lady at a restaurant thought. He was my father. she was so embarrassed when I corrected her.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 3rd, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      It’s almost comical when you correct them, right? Too funny!


  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on June 3, 2013 at 5:40 pm (#)

    Omg I love the story! Scott is 17 yrs older than me and we got married when I was 24! A very parallel story to you guys!

    And we’ve gotten our share of comments about him being my father. More about 10 years or so ago but always interesting what comes out of people’s mouths!

    These truffles rock. I can’t tell you how many versions of PB and oatmeal cookie dough little balls, bites, and bars I have and you can never go wrong!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 3rd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      You can never go wrong with PB. Ever. :) And too funny we both have the same age difference!! The comments stopped as I aged, lol.


  4. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting posted on June 3, 2013 at 5:59 pm (#)

    these are like CALLING MY NAME!


  5. Tieghan posted on June 3, 2013 at 6:20 pm (#)

    Love reading you story story! I never knew that about you and your husband!
    These truffles are the bomb! I mean come on! Peanut butter and chocolate and cookie dough! HEAVEN!


  6. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) posted on June 3, 2013 at 6:41 pm (#)

    Those are some seriously lovely truffles!


  7. Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen posted on June 3, 2013 at 6:48 pm (#)

    That story about you and your husband cracks me up! (It also makes me feel less insecure about the 5 year age gap between me and my bf.) I love peanut butter cookie dough, and these truffles look amazing!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 3rd, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      Once you get to a certain point, the age gap disappears. Seriously, sometimes I act older than him! :)


  8. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet posted on June 3, 2013 at 7:22 pm (#)

    Sounds like a honeymoon you will never forget! Theses truffles look amazing!!!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 4th, 2013 at 6:11 am

      LOL, totally! Thanks Nancy!


  9. Amy posted on June 3, 2013 at 9:20 pm (#)

    What a priceless story! And my guy has a (frustrating) knack of avoiding everything I bake too. Especially if it has chocolate or peanut butter. Most days it’s nice to have more for myself, but when I’m testing out new recipes, it’d be great to have a second opinion that isn’t, “No thanks, I don’t like that!”

    Oh well… It means I wouldn’t have to share your truffles, and I’m perfectly okay with that!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 4th, 2013 at 6:10 am

      Totally! I love not having to share…until I go shopping for clothes, ha!


      • Amy replied on June 4th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

        So true!! Store rarely seem to have sizes that fit “normal” people anyway…

  10. Joshua Hampton (Cooking Classes San Diego) posted on June 4, 2013 at 2:01 am (#)

    It’s a lovely story. I’ve always thought age doesn’t really matter much when it comes to love and marriage. Anyhow, these truffles look awesome. I don’t know if I can stop eating it.


  11. Emily @ Life on Food posted on June 4, 2013 at 3:21 am (#)

    I love the moral of the story. I also love the truffles. Irresistible!


  12. Kristin posted on June 4, 2013 at 4:30 am (#)

    Have you tried it with quick oats? I’ve noticed that the old fashioned ones, when not actually cooked, really hurt my stomach.
    These look good!

    Scott’s bald and has been since he was 20. For this reason, I still come off as looking 18 and we’re exactly the same age :)


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 4th, 2013 at 6:09 am

      Yes! I actually only had old-fashioned oats in my pantry, or I would have used quick cooking!


  13. Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies posted on June 4, 2013 at 4:34 am (#)

    On more than one occasion, someone has assumed I’m married to my dad. So. At least you looked extra young? These truffles sound amazing. Ironically enough, my dad would love them. Anything with PB + Chocolate is his favorite kind of food.


  14. Sarah @ Miss Candiquik posted on June 4, 2013 at 5:54 am (#)

    These look great! Had to laugh at your story, I bet she didn’t even know what to say/think after that! :)


  15. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on June 4, 2013 at 6:21 am (#)

    OMG these look sooooooo gooood ahhhhhhhhh!!

    and that story is hilarious. I guess he couldve been a teen father to have you? I get the opposite problem-I’ve had people think I was on a date with my dad before (ew) and also my brother (double ew). However Michael? I’ve had people think he was my brother and one very weird doctor thought he was my father…considering theres only 3 years between us that was super odd.


  16. LIsa @ Wine & Glue posted on June 4, 2013 at 6:50 am (#)

    I LOVE that story. Especially the part where you flash your bling :) Nathan also is able to resist my desserts! Jerk. These look amazing!!


  17. Mary Frances @ The Sweet Tooth Life posted on June 4, 2013 at 7:04 am (#)

    Oh my yes! Cookie dough truffles with coconut, peanut butter and oats sounds so delicious. I really like the addiction of coconut! And you always make me laugh:) Thanks Dorothy!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 4th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      I’m glad I make you laugh! Thanks Mary Frances!


  18. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie posted on June 4, 2013 at 8:13 am (#)

    Someone thought my brother and I were a couple before, which totally freaks me out because I’ve been told how very much alike we look. But speaking of freaking out gimme some of these!!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 4th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      That’s too funny! And, um, disturbing. 😉 Thanks Erin!


  19. ashley - baker by nature posted on June 4, 2013 at 8:31 am (#)

    Ha! That story had me rolling. My guy is only 10 years older, but when I was 20 and he was 30, we got some looks! Now, like you said, as we get older, the looks have become less frequent. I LOVE these truffles! Peanut butter and oatmeal!? Just yes.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 4th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Yes, it’s funny how as we age we get closer together. I guess I lost my baby-faced glow. :) Thanks Ashley!


  20. Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat posted on June 4, 2013 at 9:15 am (#)

    Loved your story! Made me laugh out loud! :-) And…I want one (okay more like several) of these truffles right now! They look amazing and I know my husband would go crazy for them too! :-)


  21. Lindsey (Lou Lou Biscuit) posted on June 4, 2013 at 11:47 am (#)

    I had to learn that painful lesson when I was cashiering as a teenager. I told a man, well into his sixties how cute his 2-yr-old “grandson” was. He gave me a dirty look and told me it was his son. Whoops!

    My husband has the annoying ability to resist what I bake too…

    By the way, these truffles sound incredible!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 4th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      LOL! Well, in your defense, you were a teenager! Everyone looks ancient to teens. :)


  22. Heather @ French Press posted on June 4, 2013 at 11:55 am (#)

    that is the funniest honeymoon story:) and I find it completely unfair how men age SO much better than women


  23. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on June 4, 2013 at 12:21 pm (#)

    Oh my word, these look awesome Dorothy. I had to chuckle a little bit at your story. That’s too cute! Sometimes it’s fun making other people feel awkward, LOL.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 4th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      I know, right? But don’t do that this weekend, ha. :)


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  25. sally @ sallys baking addiction posted on June 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm (#)

    bite sized, peanut butter, coconut, oats – this is my kinda recipe 😉

    PS: Hysterical story!! You sure showed her Dorothy!!


  26. Tahnycooks posted on June 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm (#)

    Mmmmmmm peanut butter. Peanut butter anything is perfect!


  27. Mr. & Mrs. P posted on June 4, 2013 at 1:50 pm (#)

    Never seen truffles quite like these… They looks gorgeous!!


  28. Erin R. posted on June 4, 2013 at 2:12 pm (#)

    Ha! I got the exact opposite! We went to a restaurant for my husband’s birthday a few years ago and he went to the john while I checked in for our reservation. While I was standing there some random man who was CLEARLY thirty years older than me walked up to ask about a table and the gal at the desk wished him happy birthday. We both just kind of stood there, thunderstruck, while the lady looked back and forth between us in total confusion. (head shaking) I don’t know of the man ended up eating there or if he hightailed it fast.

    Awesome truffles, by the way.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 4th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      LOL! Sometimes I wonder if people actually LOOK before they speak! :)


  29. Michele posted on June 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm (#)

    Those sound amaaaaaazing! My husband looks older than me but I’m actually a year older. Snicker, snicker. He always says people stare at us. He has a lot of gray. Don’t tell him I sad that though!


  30. Wendy posted on June 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm (#)

    These look so chewy and delicious! My problem with truffles is that when they taste as good as these, it is so easy to pop one in your mouth…and then another…and then another. :) This is a recipe I can only make during the school year when I can mail these away in a care package (after quality control tasting, of course) so that I don’t eat the whole batch. :) My son is going to love these!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 4th, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      Totally! I ate 5 without even blinking an eye!


  31. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted on June 4, 2013 at 2:59 pm (#)

    Why have I never thought of putting oatmeal in cookie truffles?! It’s actually probably a good thing that I haven’t. . .I would be eating way too many of them!


  32. nessa posted on June 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm (#)

    Hilarious story! And the truffles…i’ve fallen in love :)


  33. Tonia@thegunnysack posted on June 4, 2013 at 5:16 pm (#)

    My husband would think he’d died and gone to heaven if I made these! He love cookie dough, lives on peanut butter and his favorite cookies are oatmeal chocolate chip!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 4th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      He and my husband are a lot a like! :) Thanks Tonia!


  34. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner posted on June 4, 2013 at 5:54 pm (#)

    Awh! Adorable story! True love knows no age…
    These truffles are gorgeous! I hope I can get mine to look as good as yours. :)


  35. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen posted on June 4, 2013 at 5:56 pm (#)

    Um I could definitely pop these babies all night long!!! And I bet you have some funny stores with you and your hubby over the years! I always look for rings!! :)


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 4th, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      That’s a good plan Elizabeth!


  36. DessertForTwo posted on June 4, 2013 at 7:19 pm (#)

    Oh my! What a funny story. I can kind of relate. I am 28, but I don’t look a day over 15. With wet hair and no makeup (yes, I leave the house this sometimes), even younger. No one has ever referred to my slightly greying husband as my dad, but I’m sure it’s not far away. Thanks for your story :)

    Oh, and can I have a dough truffle, please? 😉


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 5th, 2013 at 6:32 am

      LOL! I leave the house without make-up too often. At 35, I should probably stop doing that… ha!


  37. Kathy posted on June 4, 2013 at 7:42 pm (#)

    Oh my! These look incredible! Love that they are “healthy” truffles! Too funny!


  38. Shiloh Barkley posted on June 4, 2013 at 7:48 pm (#)

    I’m 35 and my hottie is 41 and I feel like he is REALLY old sometimes. Like setting his ways and boring and stubborn kind of old. And we don’t even have kids yet. But right now he’s in the office jamming out to some angry white man music and playing on the computer. Teen activity is what I call that. There’s no happy medium!?!?!!


  39. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on June 5, 2013 at 7:19 am (#)

    That is seriously too funny…some people should really think before opening their mouth! But at least you got a good laugh out of it! Love love love the addition of oatmeal and coconut in these fab cookie truffles. And of course sprinkles…so happy looking!!! Now if only I had about 10 to stuff in my mouth :-)


  40. Julie @ This Gal Cooks posted on June 5, 2013 at 6:48 pm (#)

    Do. Want.

    Thanks for sharing this with me in my no bake recipe request on the OBC page! I will be using this in my no bake post. :)


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 8th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks for including me Julie!


  41. David posted on June 6, 2013 at 11:38 am (#)

    You had me at “peanut butter”.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 8th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      LOL, that works for me too. :)


  42. Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake posted on June 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm (#)

    I SO need one of these truffles right now!!:) And your story is hilarious! My stepdad is 10 years older than my mom, and when they had my brother the nurse asked him, ” Are you the grandpa?” so funny! We tease him about it often!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 8th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      LOL that’s too funny Stephanie!


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  44. Karyn - Pint Sized Baker posted on June 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm (#)

    You know my love of all things “truffle” Yummy combination! Love them! I’ve pinned it! Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.


  45. Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate posted on June 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm (#)

    Haha, this happens to us too, and we are only 6 years apart. If I got an adult haircut that would probably help but I’m pretty much fine with people thinking I’m younger than I am. Older though? I’d start wearing a Hello Kitty backpack and Justin Bieber t-shirts.

    Love these truffles.


  46. Melissa posted on June 12, 2013 at 6:38 pm (#)

    Love this recipe- I’m making this very soon- like when it’s too hot to turn on the oven! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Love the story. O.k. here’s a weird twist on your story….my dad used to ask me to help him shop for my mom’s anniversary/birthday/Christmas gifts. Sometimes I just did the shopping for him. Well….one time he asked me to come and help him pick out some jewelry….and the sales gal thought I was his wife. I was MAYBE 14 or 15. Awkward! but it does make for a funny story!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 13th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      Oh man. Now THAT’S awkward!!


  47. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl posted on June 15, 2013 at 8:44 am (#)

    Love your story. And really love these truffles – I’m all in for anything peanut butter and chocolate!


  48. linda posted on June 22, 2013 at 7:02 pm (#)

    chocolate, peanut butter, AND coconut?? all packed into a truffle, yum!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 23rd, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      I know. It’s like the trifecta… :)


  49. renee@chocolatepeanutbutterohmy posted on June 28, 2013 at 7:26 pm (#)

    AMAZE :)


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  59. Paul posted on June 25, 2014 at 4:11 am (#)

    Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Truffles – that’s one too try out!


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