Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles


Peanut butter is arguably a favorite ingredient in this house. My husband is known to put it on lots of different foods, some that I'm not a fan of. These little truffles are pretty quick to make and are filled with peanut butter (obviously) and crushed pretzels. You could cover them in any chocolate that you want to, but I almost always opt for semi-sweet or dark. Growing up I loved milk chocolate but as I got older and started working in chocolate stores I definitely developed a love for dark chocolate. 

I thought I would share these truffles because I really like them. My husband came home from work the other day and I had moved them and he very quickly asked where they had gone. He thought I had eaten them all and seemed a little sad about that. When he realized I had just moved them then everything was better :). 


As per usual, I've been trying to think of fun ways to vary this treat. I feel like an obvious way is to use crunchy peanut butter, almond butter, or a flavored peanut butter (such as PB & Co). Just imagine their dark chocolate peanut butter mixed into this. Yum! The white chocolate one would be fun too, then dip the truffles in white chocolate. You could also crush up chocolate covered pretzels then you would have chocolate on the outside and on the inside. I'm getting a little crazy here I know. Ready for the super quick and super easy recipe? By the way, I'm sorry about my pictures, they don't do these little treats justice. The light was pretty gone outside and I'm pretty sure my camera was on the wrong setting but hey, at least you can get an idea of what they should look like :).

Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
Makes about 16

Ingredients:
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room-temperature
- 1 cup crushed pretzels
- 5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, melted

Directions:
1. In a medium bowl mix together the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter until smooth. Stir in the crushed pretzels. Roll about 1 tablespoon of dough into 1” size balls. Freeze for 20-25 minutes. Dip the truffles in the melted chocolate. Refrigerate to set the chocolate.


Printable recipe

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

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10 comments:

  1. I love that you mixed in crushed pretzels. Salty and sweet combo with some texture! Great idea. :)

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    1. Thanks Elaine! I love that combination also :)

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  2. Yummy! I LOVE the combination of peanut butter, pretzels and chocolate. I've pinned this recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by and following This Gal Cooks! I've followed you via GFC and Twitter. Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Have a great evening!

    Julie

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    1. Thanks Julie! I appreciate you following me and I look forward to reading your blog also :)

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  3. Hi Shannon. These look delicious! I'm your newest follower via This Gal Cooks/Build Your Blog. I'm Jenni and would love if you stopped by my site as well. http://jferriswheelof.blogspot.com/. Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks Jenni! I'm following you now too :) Thanks for stopping by!

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