Monday, November 30, 2015

Peanut Butter Truffles

November is a five Monday month, you know what that means?  We have a bonus Secret Recipe Club  post!  Whenever there's a five week month, we do a themed Secret Recipe Club reveal.  What could be more perfect for this time of year but Holiday Treats?  Yummy!  A reveal of nothing but holiday treats is the best!!

My assigned blogger is Cathleen of A Taste of Madness. As always I had fun browsing Cathleen's blog and had trouble choosing just one recipe.  I ended up choosing these amazing Peanut Butter Truffles.  They're delicious and easy to put together.  If you're looking for a food gift or something fun to take to a party, give these a try.





Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

What you'll need:
  • 1 1/2 cups pretzel pieces
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
Directions:
  1. Put the pretzels into a large resealable plastic bag and crush into small bits using a rolling pan.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, butter and brown sugar until fully combined. Add in the pretzel pieces and icing sugar, and mix until fully combined.
  3. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Scoop around 2 tablespoons worth of peanut butter mixture, and gently shape into a ball with your fingers. Place the ball on the prepared cookie sheet, and repeat with the remaining peanut butter mixture. Place in the freezer for around 30 minutes.
  4. Boil 5 cups of water and pour into a medium bowl.
  5. Place the chocolate chips and shortening into a smaller bowl, and place it into the bowl full of water. Mix the chocolate chips and shortening until the mixture is smooth, making sure not to let the water mix in with the chocolate mixture.
  6. Take the frozen balls out of the freezer and dip them in the chocolate mixture. Place the dipped peanut butter balls back on the waxed paper. Quickly sprinkle the peanut butter balls while the chocolate is still wet with some extra broken up pretzels.
  7. In a microwave safe bowl, melt some peanut butter. Drizzle on top of truffles, and freeze until hard.
 
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9 comments:

  1. YUM! These would be a huge hit with my step-mom!

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  2. Those look so good. I love making truffles and gifting them, that way I don't eat too many of them.

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  3. You just reminded me that peanut butter on pretzels is a great snack! Your treats sound very good:@)

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  4. Peanut butter, chocolate, pretzels. Yes please! Great pick for the SRC posting.

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  5. I would just gobble these up so quickly! Can't get enough of truffles x

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  6. Perfect....these are ingredients you normally have on hand and it only takes a moment to dip them in the chocolate from the freezer when the time comes to serve them.

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  7. Great choice for reveal day. PB..Yum!

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  8. I've had plain peanut butter truffles before but love the pretzels in these! Great recipe you picked!

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  9. Love the pretzels in here - salty sweets are always addicting.

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