Tuesday Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Chocolate. And peanut butter. Need we say more? These yummy treats are easy to make ahead of busy schedules, and perfect for gifting (and enjoying) the entire holiday season.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Just right for that quick chocolate fix.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks plus 2 tbls unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 8 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cocoa nibs
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  • Place sugar in a large bowl; set aside. Combine butter, cream, peanut butter, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Cook, stirring, until butter and peanut butter are melted and mixture starts to boil.
  • Pour over sugar in bowl and whisk until smooth. Transfer to an 8-inch-square baking dish; smooth surface.
  • Place parchment or plastic wrap directly on surface of mix and refrigerate until set; about 2 hours.
  • Roll heaping teaspoonfuls of peanut-butter mixture into 1-inch balls. Melt chocolate, stirring until smooth, in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water; remove from heat.
  • Working with 1 ball at a time, dip into chocolate and remove with a fork, letting excess chocolate drip off; transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets and immediately sprinkle top and sides with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cocoa nibs.
  • Refrigerate until set; 30 minutes. Truffles can be made 1 week ahead and stored in a single layer, covered, in refrigerator. Enjoy!

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