Valentine’s Day Gift: PB and P Truffles

Valentine’s Day Gift: PB and P Truffles

Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go together so well no matter what your relationship status is at the moment.  These tasty treats are perfect for gifting or snacking on yourself.  Warning they are hard to put down!  They are as easy as one, two, three to make, you’ll just need a little time.

PB&P Truffles

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/3 cup finely chopped salted pretzel sticks

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips- melted

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Mix the peanut butter and chopped pretzels together in a bowl, and then chill in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.  You want the peanut mixture to be firm.

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Using a spoon, scoop out enough of the mixture to make a nickel sized ball.  Use the palm of your hands to get it as round as possible.  You should get 18 to 20 balls.  Line them on a parchment lined cookie sheet, or as I used, a non stick matt.

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Chill the balls again in the freezer, this time for 1 hour.  About 10 or so minutes before your balls are ready, start melting your chocolate chips using a double boiler, keeping the water hot, but not boiling.  Then dip and coat the balls in the melted chocolate.  I am no artist when it comes to this, so I used small tongs to do the dipping and hoped for the best.

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Let the truffles set in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes.  After that, what you do with them is your business.  Put them in a decorated candy box or bag & bow them and make someone’s day!IMAG3283

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