October 27, 2011

Countdown to Christmas #1: Peanut Butter Cup Truffles

WOW!!  That's all I have to say!  These babies taste just like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup!  I found the recipe HERE, on
Six Sisters' Stuff.  Here is the recipe:

-1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
-1 lb powdered sugar (about 3.5 - 4 Cups)
-1 cup peanut butter
-1 sleeve graham crackers (about 10-12?)
-dipping chocolate, melted

Put graham crackers in a food processor or plastic Ziploc bag and crush until fine.  Mix butter, powdered sugar, peanut butter, and graham crackers together in large bowl. Roll into 1" balls. Place rolled balls on large cookie sheet (I lined my cookie sheet with parchment paper) and stick in the freezer for about 20 minutes. In the meantime, melt dipping chocolate. Once the peanut butter balls have set up, dip in chocolate and place back on cookie sheet. Let set up before serving/sharing with neighbors (but you can pop a few in your mouth just to test them and make sure they are safe to eat- it's a chance that I am always willing to take).

Makes 6-7 dozen truffles.
Time:  about 60-90 minutes.

Taste rating from Sweet Charli
(1-10, 10 being extremely good!):

Tips and tricks for this recipe:
**Don't skimp on which chocolate you choose to dip your peanut butter balls in.  I bought two different packages of chocolate chips to see if I could taste a difference.  One bag was just normal Nestle Milk Chocolate Chips, the other bag was specialty chocolate chips made from Belgian Chocolate.  After tasting the ones made from the latter, the Nestle ones didn't taste near as good!  I'm telling you people, find a good, quality chocolate!

Next week I will be showing you an awesome way to dip your truffles so that you don't get that excess chocolate at the bottom of them!  I just tried out a new method today that I love!

Hope you all try this recipe!  You may experience death by chocolate...{and peanut butter}!


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