Peanut Butter Truffles from Brazil

Erdnuss-Trüffel mit Schokolade wie von Garotto

OK, this post is all about childhood memories. So I was born in Uruguay, in Latin America, right? Meaning that I also experienced Uruguayan Christmas. And one thing we always had for Christmas in Uruguay were these peanut butter truffles. There is a Brazilian brand named Garoto that sells these truffles. All old-fashioned, wrapped in yellow paper with a large red logo saying “Serenata de Amor”, I mean if this is not a poetic name for a truffle, I don’t know. Usually I hoped that my sister would be kind enough to give me some of her truffles since she is into savory stuff (yeah, I don’t get it either). Sometimes this plan worked out, sometimes it didn’t and so on December 26th I was often out of truffles. Rationing sweets has never been my thing, especially as a child.

Erdnuss-Trüffel mit Schokolade wie von GarottoYes, I have ordered them on Amazon, but this time I thought, hey, why not make them myself? Why not try to imitate this truffle I have such fond memories of as a child. I agree, these truffles are not the same as the ones from Garoto, but at least I know what I put into them, actually, they do not have that many ingredients. I also have more power over how sweet I want them to be. The ones from Garoto have one layer of waffles, which we will resemble with rice krispies. Not totally the same, but in my opinion great anyway. These truffles consists of mainly peanut butter, sugar, chocolate and rice krispies. Maybe you can treat somebody with these or enjoy them yourself.

Erdnuss-Trüffel mit Schokolade wie von Garotto

Peanut Butter Truffles from Brazil

Serves: About 16 truffles
Prep Time: 30min Cooking Time: 5min Total Time: 35min

These are delicious peanut butter truffles from Brazil with few ingredients


  • 90 grams of butter, at room temperature
  • 180 grams of peanut butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 170 grams of icing sugar
  • About 50 grams of rice crispies
  • 200 grams of semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon of oil or coconut fat



Beat the soft butter with the peanut butter until creamy. Then add the icing sugar and mix again. Break up the rice crispies with a rolling pan in a sealed bag. Roll peanut butter mix into balls, measuring about a tablespoon each. Roll the peanut butter balls in the broken up rice crispies, then chill for about an hour or overnight in the fridge tightly covered. Melt the chocolate with the fat on low heat and dunk the balls in it. Let cool before serving.

Erdnuss-Trüffel mit Schokolade wie von Garotto

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  • Reply
    Stefanie Costa
    Friday October 1st, 2021 at 01:01 PM

    Serenata do amor – I love these! Used to buy them at a Brazilian restaurant / rodizio buffet in the US! Hope yours turn out that yummy 🙂

    • Reply
      Friday October 1st, 2021 at 01:07 PM

      They are not the same, but in my opinion better as fewer ingredients and no creepy ones. I hope you enjoy!

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