Peanut Butter Crispy Truffles

Truffles… ya sure, no problem, I’ll whip up a batch of those, not a big deal, right……. Wrong!

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I’ve been seeing all kinds of truffles all over the blogging community, and growing up, my aunts homemade truffles were my favorite things to eat at Christmas.

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I mentioned these truffles to Mr. PBandO, and he was so excited, he even offered to help make them.  I did end up on my own with this one, let me tell you, I could have used to help.

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The balls themselves were relatively easy to make, (and yes I realize what I just typed, and then I giggled a little), it was dipping said balls in the chocolate that was a huge pain! (still giggling… what am I 5 years old)

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After about 30 minutes of total failure, I gave in and googled “How to coat truffles in chocolate”.  I found this.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7Fmt9fDdRQ.

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I want to say in the end these were worth it….but the only way I would utter those words is if someone else made them.  They were really good, you just need to have some experience… and not think you’re a hot shot, super star baker and expect to get it the first time…. Tracy

Peanut Butter Crispy Truffles

[Adapted from http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/12/crispy-chocolate-peanut-butter-cookie-dough-truffles/ ]

2 Cups of Peanut Butter
2 ½ Cups of Powdered Sugar
6 Tablespoon of Soft Butter
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla
1 Cup of Crispy Rice Cereal
3 Cups of Really Good Quality Chocolate

In a large bowl, mix the peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter and vanilla together, until blended well. Stir in rice crisp cereal , ½ a cup at a time, until it’s all combined.

Roll into 1 inch balls, I used a tablespoon.  Place them on a baking tray, and put into the freezer for 1 hour.

While they are setting in the freezer, melt the chocolate in a double broiler.

Remove the balls from the freezer.  Put a piece of parchment paper on another baking sheet.  Place a ball on a fork, spoon the chocolate over top.  Using a knife, knock the handle of the fork gently to smooth out the chocolate. (us the video).  Place the ball on the parchment.

I did these 3 at a time, it got really messy, but I got into a rhythm over time.  Place all the chocolate coated balls into the fridge, until the chocolate dries.

Now go get someone else make them!

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3 Comments

  1. I hate when a recipe is a lot harder than you think it will be! But your truffles turned out so well!! And they look delicious!!

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  2. I love making truffles!! I’ve never made any with peanut butter … clearly that needs to change asap.

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  3. These look delicious! Love peanut butter. Great post!

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