Peanut Butter Truffles

IMG_1725I love making truffles. They’re easy to make and even easier to eat 🙂

These were a great use of my Nutribullet. My grandmother bought me one a few years ago, perhaps thinking that I would use it to make smoothies, soups, or other healthy fare. I’ve used it only for baking so far! It’s great for crumbling Oreos and in this case, graham crackers.

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These truffles are fantastic. I would compare them to Reese’s peanut butter cups but they’re so much better. They’re more akin to Buckeyes, the Ohio confection. (Sampling some was a highlight of my trip to the state a few years ago.) The chocolate exterior provides a nice contrast to a creamy, sweet, peanut buttery filling.  The flavors are on point- chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven- and the graham cracker is a perfect complement to them both. They’re perfect for Valentine’s Day- to share with your friends, significant other, family, or even your colleagues. (My colleagues are the primary beneficiaries of most of my culinary efforts #insurancejargon 🙂

Peanut Butter Truffles

adapted from Something Swanky

Yield: 3 dozen*

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1/2 pound powdered sugar (~2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (not natural)
  • 5 whole graham crackers
  • 10 oz chocolate chips/chunks (I used semi sweet Trader Joe’s chocolate chunks**)

Instructions

  1. Place the graham crackers in the bowl of a large food processor or Nutribullet. Pulse until the crackers are fine crumbs.
  2. Add the butter and peanut butter. Blend until combined.
  3. Add the powdered sugar, and blend until combined. You may need to stop occasionally to scrape down the sides or transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl to finish mixing.
  4. Scoop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in the microwave.
  6. Remove the peanut butter balls from the freezer, and (if desired, not necessary) roll each ball until smooth. Dip the balls in chocolate and replace on the parchment lined cookie sheet to cool and harden.
  7. Refrigerate. Let set completely before serving or packaging

*Depending on how much dough you eat 😉

**I love Trader Joe’s chocolate chips/chunks: they’re delicious, they melt well, and they’re relatively cheap!

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