Friday, December 23, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

This is my mom's recipe and I have so many fond memories of it. She would only make it for Christmas. I would beg her all year long to make them but nope, only Christmas. As an adult, it is not Christmas without my mom's Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles. I have had other variations but never like this. My mom always added raisins and coconut to them. My husband isn't a fan of coconut but there isn't a lot, just enough. He actually LOVES them!
Ingredients (FULL recipe, makes approx 50 truffles if using tsp scoop):
2 cups peanut butter (creamy or crunchy) *I always use crunchy
2 cups powdered sugar
1 stick of melted butter
2 tbsp vanilla
chocolate bark
1 cup coconut
1 cup raisins

NOTE: It makes a lot!!! I made these for just my family so I halved the ingredients (1 cup pb, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 stick butter, etc). If you half the recipe, you'll end up with approx 28 truffles. I used a teaspoon size scoop to make shape them. I always want to feel like I'm getting more than I am. :)

Mix all ingredients (except the chocolate bark) and form into balls. I find it easier to work with if I put them in the freezer or fridge for 30 minutes or so.
Dip them into the chocolate. I know I said this in an earlier recipe but I melt 3 blocks of chocolate bark at a time (30 second intervals). It is the perfect consistency for dipping and I can dip enough before it starts to harden. I don't want to waste my chocolate! :)
I store them in the fridge because we just like them cold but they are just as delicious room temperature. The raisins and coconut make this! Promise!
Now it feels like Christmas!

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