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Peanutty Chocolate Truffles

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I got this recipe from my friend, Katy, around this time last year, and adapted it to increase the chocolate flavor, replacing the hot chocolate mix with Dutch-process cocoa powder.  If you’re a fan of chocolate and peanut butter like me, I guarantee you will love these!  Delicious, and so easy to make! These would be a great addition to holiday spreads or food gifts, particularly if you need something in a hurry.

For more Christmas cookie and candy ideas, scroll below the recipe.

Peanutty Chocolate Truffles

Hershey’s Dark cocoa powder is now widely available in supermarkets, but you can substitute regular cocoa powder if you are unable to locate any Dutch-process cocoa powder.
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3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder (Hershey’s Dark cocoa powder is now widely available in supermarkets)
1 cup finely chopped cocktail peanuts

Line baking sheets with wax paper. Beat peanut butter, butter and vanilla extract in medium bowl until creamy. Add powdered sugar and cocoa and beat until incorporated. Mixture will be thick. Place peanuts in a flat dish. Scoop peanut butter mixture into 1-inch balls; roll in peanuts to coat. Place on prepared baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm.

Recipe source: Katy R.

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

15 responses »

  1. MAMMA MIA! That looks incredible!!! Could I use almond butter too? I’m not the biggest fan of peanut butter, but boy would this be amazing with almond butter…or cashew butter…mm…

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  2. I love this peanut butter chocolate truffles… I really need to make this. They are going to make my son very happy :)

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  3. Oh, you’re just mean! I just started a new way of eating for December and unfortunately, truffles aren’t on the menu!! I’ll save these for my next appetizer party though! Thanks!

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    • Debbi! I saw that blog–you know you need to steer clear of mine when you’re eating better b/c I mainly post stuff that will derail any healthy diet. Good luck, girl!

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  4. You amazing baker, you! I adore truffles and ate many this past weekend. =) I love the peanut butter chocolate combo, and will love it til the day I die.

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  5. these look delicious, a perfecet bite-sized treat!

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  6. These look incredible! Their texture reminds me a bit of fudge, which is a real favorite (especially around the holidays)! Delicious!

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  7. These look great! I love anything with peanut in the title…yum!

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  8. YUM! THese sound delicious. Can’t wait to get my baking on once schools out :)

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  9. These look divine! I can’t wait to try this out. =)

    Your post reminded me of this:

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandra-lee/sensuous-chocolate-truffles-recipe/index.html

    So many things wrong with this recipe but most importantly, doesn’t it look….like something else?? LOLLL.

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  10. Oh. Em. Gee.

    That looks so good! My wife’s making Oreo Truffles this weekend – I am so excited!

    Speaking of which, I definitely know what one of my new year’s resolutions will be. Sadly, eating more truffles is NOT on that list :-P

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  11. Good thing I saw this post before starting WW tomorrow – those rolo pretzel things are amazing!!

    Have a great weekend Veronica!

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  12. Mmmm, amazing! :) Petra

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  13. have I ever told you how much I LOVE truffles?! these are actually easy enough for me too, yay!

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