Peanut Butter Truffles

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I can’t help it, I love peanut butter.

When I made the Peanut Butter Custard, I was also whipping up these Peanut Butter Truffles all in the same morning.

Yes, I was in one of those moods!

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But, that’s what happens when it’s a simple recipe to settle the craving for peanut butter.

Besides, being in the kitchen calms me.  What about you?  I guess that’s why my boys have always loved playing “kitchen” when they were all little.  (They still love hanging out in the kitchen… but this time they’re cooking real food!)

If you have little ones around, these are perfect for them to help you with!

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Something about these luscious little bites of peanut buttery goodness covered with melted chocolate…

Maybe it’s the size of them that makes me feel less guilty with each one I nibble on.

 Taking “one more” as I pass the plate sitting on the counter doesn’t mean I’m counting…just making sure they’re still okay.  You know, checking the texture… the taste… and the peanut butter-ness of it all.  (Even though I’ve been making these for years.)  I still need to make sure they’re perfect.

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You’ll love how “perfectly” easy they are to make, too!

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You combine the butter and peanut butter until smooth.  Then add the sifted confectioners sugar.  Note:  Although the sugar is already fine in texture, you’ll still need to sift to make sure there are no lumps.  Mix until thoroughly combined.

Drop into small balls.  (I used the smallest cookie scoop.)  Place in freezer for about 20 minutes so you are able to form into a smoother ball.  The texture will soften up more when left at room temperature.

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Melt the milk chocolate over a double boil.  (A heat safe bowl on top of a pot of simmering water with only 1-2 inches of water in it.  Make sure the bowl does not touch the water.  Remember, chocolate is very sensitive.  This way melts it very gently without really making the chocolate hot.)

Dip each ball of peanut butter into the melted chocolate.  Shake off any excess.  Set onto wax paper.

While it is setting up, melt the peanut butter chips using the double boil method.  It will seem very thick.  Add 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and stir.  It will smooth out and also give it a shine.  Drizzle over the tops of the chocolate covered pieces.

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These are perfect to make ahead of time for any occasion.  But, to be honest… just having one of these on any day is a special occasion!

Enjoy, my friends!

Peanut Butter Truffles
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Makes about 3o small Peanut Butter Truffles. (Depending upon size.) Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator. May freeze peanut butter balls without the chocolate covering in an air tight container for up to a month.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 ¼ cup confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips, melted (I used Hershey’s Melts)
  • ½ cup peanut butter chips, melted
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (for the peanut butter chips)

Instructions
  1. Stir together peanut butter and butter. Gradually add the sifted sugar. Stir until all combined.
  2. Shape into 1″ balls. (I used a small cookie scoop.) Place on wax paper and put in freezer for 20 minutes.
  3. Melt milk chocolate chips over a double boiler. Dip peanut butter truffles into the chocolate; drip excess off. Place on wax paper to set.
  4. Melt peanut butter chips over a double boiler. Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil at a time and stir. (This thins it out and gives it shine.) Drizzle over the set milk chocolate balls.

 

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  1. says

    Fantastic job Gloria! I made 160 truffles for our wedding favors a few weeks ago and it was a horrible experience. I don’t know why I had so much trouble with them, but after a few hours and lots of profanity I finally made them and they turned out eh…I might not be able to make truffles for awhile after that experience, but next time I’m in the mood I will be sure to give this a try!
    Happy Valley Chow recently posted…Maple-Whiskey Poached Peaches w/ Green Tea Whipped CreamMy Profile

    • says

      Oh my Eric! That’s a lot of dipping! I’ve been there before. Maybe that’s why I could only dunk 7 of these in chocolate. The rest are still sitting in the fridge bare naked…no chocolate at all on them. I don’t have the patience either. (But I could work on cut out cookies and put royal icing on only 1 dozen cookies in 2-3 hours!) Just depends on my mood, right?! Eric, thanks for coming over! (=

    • says

      If anything, I despise to clean up crushed oreos! They are worse than sprinkles! I don’t seem to get messy with the chocolate. Except, I don’t like when it glopps (is that a word?) all over the utensil I’m using. Oh, yes and cleaning the bowl of the not-so-melted chocolate is not my favorite at all! Thanks Reba!! (=

  2. says

    I love having my kids in the kitchen, they always have been in there helping. Now they are starting to make things on their own. This is a recipe I think they could handle! So excited to share this with them. I’ll look forward to sampling them!
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    • says

      I love how the kids can be a little bit more independent as they get older …especially making their own snacks, etc. You’ll love these, Tanya! So rich.. (=

    • says

      Since I had some naked ones in the fridge already (was too lazy to dip them all!). I dipped them in the melted pb– and oh my! If you want pb overload, dip them in that! I prefer white chocolate…but didn’t have any. Besides, they see me at the grocery store at least 3 times a day. No lie. I am a at-the-moment kind of shopper. So I went with milk chocolate…hehe
      You are always so kind, Tahny! So wish we were neighbors…I’d trade you for your penne lasagna! Definitely making that this weekend!

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