Sunday, January 2, 2011

Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles


Calling all peanut butter fans...this recipe is definitely for you!  My mother found this recipe shortly before Thanksgiving and got so excited that it was immediately added to our long list of Thanksgiving desserts!  Even though the list was long, these little treats stood out in a good way.


While I am always the first to admit that I am not the biggest fan of peanut butter, I did enjoy my one truffle.  I have been searching recently for recipes combining salty and sweet flavors, so I appreciated the salty pretzels mixed with the sweet chocolate.  And that's not all, the smooth peanut butter with a hint of crunch from the crushed pretzels created great texture that surprised our guests.  All in all, these bite size treats earned an excellent grade from our entire Thanksgiving table!


Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
adapted from How Sweet It Is

Ingredients

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup chopped/crushed pretzels
1/2 - 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

Combine the peanut butter and pretzels in a bowl until well combined.  Place the bowl in the freezer for 15-30 minutes, or until firm enough to handle.  Roll the mixture into roughly 20 balls (1 tsp each).  Place on a pan lined with wax or parchment paper and place in the freezer for about an hour or until very firm.

Melt the chocolate and then remove the balls from the freezer.  Dip the frozen balls into the melted chocolate and then refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.


These softened pretty quick, so be sure to eat them soon after removing from the fridge!

6 comments:

  1. Oh dear god, that is everything I could ever want in a truffle. *drool*

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  2. Yum! Those look scrumptious. I made pretzel coated bourbon truffles this year...but I've gotta say, I am a huge sucker for pretzels + chocolate + peanut butter. Sweet and salty perfection.

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  3. Oh no. And here I am trying to lose weight. Surely there's someone that needs me to bring these to them.

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  4. I think this might be my first attempt at dessert. It sounds amazing!

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  5. Oh gosh, these look amazing!
    Thanks for posting,
    Jess : )

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  6. Mama Bub...all about the moderation! :)

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