Monday, April 18, 2011

peanut butter truffles

Bathing suit season is coming.  I do not need to be eating over the top desserts every night.  What I need and what I want don't seem to be reconciling.  In order to feel as if I am indulging me and the kids made these very simple truffles.  A truffle sounds fancy but, if you can melt, mix and roll these can be yours tonight.  The kids helped with the mix and roll.  If you use really good quality chocolate and nice salty peanuts these become a decadent little treat.  All it takes is one truffle to satisfy my sweet tooth. Truffles are so easy to prepare kids can make them and homemade candy just screams "I LOVE YOU".   Your family will love you if you make them truffles and your bathing suit will love that you did not eat another cupcake with obscene amounts of frosting.

peanut butter truffles
adapted: southern living

1 (12-oz.) package semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup finely chopped, lightly salted roasted peanuts

1. Microwave first 3 ingredients in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals. Let cool 10 minutes. 
2. Beat chocolate mixture at medium speed with an electric mixer 1 to 2 minutes or until whipped and smooth. Cover and chill 2 hours or until firm. 
3. Shape chocolate mixture into 1-inch balls, using a small ice-cream scoop. Roll in chopped peanuts. (If chocolate mixture becomes too soft to shape, refrigerate until firm.) Place on wax paper-lined baking sheets. Chill 1 hour before serving. Store truffles in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 5 days.


That Girl said...

How you know it's Monday: I seriously thought these were rolled in poppy seeds.

Deborah said...

These sound like the perfect little treat!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Hi, I loved these truffles! They were a wonderful treat at my party. So glad I found your blog through SRC Club!

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