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Quicky & Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

on July 22, 2012

Fred’s been on a fire call since 4am. I’ve been up since about 4:01…and there’s not much chance I’ll be getting back to sleep now that the sun is coming up. So, I’ll make the most of it and get up, clean, and be productive…or else I’ll make a mess in the kitchen and cook since the house is nice and cool right now…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles (makes 12 truffles)

Mix 1/2 cup Peanut Butter (I used creamy but crunchy would work) with 3/4 cup Graham Cracker crumbs (either put them through the blender/food processor or crush them in a zippy bag with a rolling pin. Both are equally annoying at 5am) until it resembles a “dry-ish paste” (you may have to add a bit more peanut butter or graham cracker crumbs to get the right consistency).

Divide into 12 pieces and roll into balls. Place the balls on a flat surface (like a glass or ceramic plate) and freeze about 1 hour. 

Melt 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or whatever kind you want) in the microwave until just melted – about 1 minute, stirring every 20 seconds (make sure it doesn’t stay in too long – it’ll get hard and/or burn).

Take the peanut butter balls out of the freezer and 1 or 2 at a time, roll in the chocolate (this is messy…your kids will love it) then drop into a bowl of cocoa (I used dark) and roll them around, covering all the wet chocolate (I started with about 1/3 cup of cocoa and ended up with “extra”).

For best results, keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them (unless you eat them all before they get there and you have to break open a box of Oreos to serve your company…not that I’ve ever done that).

Here are a few more truffle recipes for you to try!

Oreo Truffleshttp://candy.about.com/od/kidfriendlytreats/r/oreotruffles.htm

S’More Truffleshttp://candy.about.com/od/trufflerecipes/r/smores_truffles.htm

“Aztec” Truffleshttp://candy.about.com/od/chocolate/r/aztectruffles.htm

Vegan Chocolate Truffles http://www.stmwellness.com/vegan-chocolate-truffles/

Irish Cream Truffleshttp://allrecipes.com/recipe/irish-cream-truffles/detail.aspx

Lavender Truffles (I must try these) – http://allrecipes.com/recipe/lavender-truffles/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=truffles&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page

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