Dreamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
Chocolate and peanut butter. These are two things I crave just about every minute I am awake. In a successful attempt to indulge my cravings, I decided to see if I could create a peanut butter coated chocolate truffle.
The end result was as delicious as I had hoped, maybe a little dreamier. I took them to work and they were a hit.
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER TRUFFLE RECIPE (makes about 4 dozen):
TRUFFLE: (Taken from Taste of Home)
I took the chocolate truffle recipe from the Taste of Home website:
3 Cups Semisweet chocolate chips
1 (14oz) Can Sweetened condensed milk
1 Tbsp Vanilla extract
-In microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk; stir until smooth. Add vanilla and stir. Chill the mixture for 2 hours or until it is easy to handle.
-Roll into 1-in balls (or bigger if you would like) and refrigerate.
PEANUT BUTTER COATING:
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter Chips
1.5 Tbsp Smooth peanut butter of choice (I am a Jiff fan)
Add the Peanut Butter Chips and peanut butter into a microwave safe bowl. Melt together in microwave, checking and stirring every 30 seconds until you can blend them together into a smooth creamy mixture.
Take chilled truffles out of the fridge. Place one on a fork and dip into the peanut butter mix and roll around so that it is completely covered. Roll back onto the fork and lightly tap the truffle until the excess peanut butter has fallen off and truffle and place on wax paper.
Repeat. (If you like the extra kick of salt, sprinkle salt on top of finished truffle while peanut butter mix is still wet or add some salt to the peanut butter mix before dropping in the truffle)
Keep in air tight container in refrigerator.