Peanut butter and chocolate. I’m sorry, you can’t go wrong when you hear those words together. That’s why I just had to make these…
I hosted a party that has the BEST cleaning products ever. I know, I am sounding like a dork. It’s called Norwex. If you haven’t heard if them, you better soon. It’s ahhhmazing. I would hear people talk about it, most of course moms, and go on and on about it. So, I ended up going to a party to see what all this jibber jabbing was about. I was like yeah yeah, one of those things. Well, I ended up buying things and loving it. Enough to host a little party myself. That is where this yummy dessert I found came in hand.
Of course I needed a few food items and was looking for something small and easy to whip up. I saw this recipe on the fabulous food blog Annie Eats, one of my go to’s, so thank you as always. It was a hit!
Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
Yield: about 2 dozen truffles
For the filling:
1 cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup plus 2 tbsp. confectioners’ sugar
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups crushed pretzels
12 0z. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
For the drizzle:
1 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
1 tbsp. milk
4-6 tbsp. confectioners’ sugar
To make the filling, combine the peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, butter and pretzels in a medium bowl. Mix well with a spoon until evenly combined and all ingredients are incorporated. Roll the mixture into small balls, about 2-3 teaspoons worth each. (You may need to clean your hands between batches to keep the mixture from sticking to your palms.) Place on a baking sheet lined with foil, parchment, or wax paper. Transfer to the freezer to chill for at least 30 minutes.
Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a bowl of simmering water. (Temper if desired.) Dip chilled peanut butter-pretzel balls in the chocolate, gently shaking off the excess. Transfer back to the lined baking sheet. Chill to let chocolate fully set.
To make the peanut butter drizzle, combine the peanut butter and the milk in a small bowl. Microwave briefly, about 15 seconds. Add in the confectioners’ sugar and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Adjust consistency as needed with additional confectioners’ sugar. Drizzle over the coated truffles. Let set before packaging or serving.