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Peanut Butter Truffles

Peanut Butter Truffle Collection
Hand Made Peanut Butter Truffle Collection

 

We launched our Peanut Butter Luxury Brownies back in 2010 so we know just how tempting peanut butter and chocolate are for many of us. Given the huge popularity of Peanut butter so we thought we’d build on the Peanut Butter heaven concept by making this  delicious and really simple recipe Peanut Butter Truffles we found scouring the internet.

Peanut Butter Truffles 

Ingredients

  • 1 + 1/2 cups  caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups tiny marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 350g dark or dark chopped
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • Finely chopped peanuts

Directions

  1. Butter the side of a medium heavy saucepan. In the saucepan, combine sugar, evaporated milk, and butter. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture is boiling. Reduce heat to medium; continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Continue warming until all ingredients have dissolved

  3. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in marshmallows, peanut butter, and vanilla. Mix until marshmallows have melted (may need to return to the heat and whip thoroughly to combine). Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Chill for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until mixture is thick and can be molded.
  4. Slowly stir in the marshmallows

  5. Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls; place on the prepared baking sheet. Freeze for 15 minutes.
  6. Form Peanut Butter Truffles into small balls

  7. In a medium saucepan, combine chocolate and shortening. Cook and stir over low heat until melted. Dip balls, one at a time, into melted chocolate. Let excess chocolate drip off balls. Place on a wire rack set over waxed paper. If desired, sprinkle with peanuts. Let stand until chocolate is set. Makes about 50 truffles.
Melt butter and chocolate together to prepare Peanut Butter Truffle Coating
 Layer truffles between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover.
Set up ingredients ready to roll Peanut Butter Truffles
Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Dip Peanut Butter Truffle balls in the chocolate mix
 Summer is fast approaching and  everyone seems to be firing up their bbq. This simple peanut butter treat is easy to prepare and  it can be done the day or days ahead, so it’s the perfect way to really chill out and relax with family and friends.
Place the Peanut Butter Truffles on a wire rack
Peanut Butter Truffles decorated
This recipe is a slightly modified version of that which first appeared on http://www.bhg.com/recipe/candy/peanut-butter-truffles/

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