Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles:The Perfect Valentine's Sweet Treat

Sweets for the sweet! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, these delectable truffles are just what you need to lure Johnny from 6B (or your hubby in the TV room) in to your bed—I mean, kitchen. Soon, he’ll be eating out of the palm of your hand.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles


  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¾ cup confectioner's sugar
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 8 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 oz. vegetable oil or unscented coconut oil


  • ½ cup pretzels, crushed
  • ½ cup roasted, salted peanuts, chopped
  • cayenne pepper
  • cinnamon

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  • In a large bowl, combine the butter, peanut butter, confectioner’s sugar, and salt. Using an electric mixer, beat together until thoroughly combined. Place bowl in freezer for 15-20 minutes, until mixture is firm. Using a teaspoon measuring spoon, scoop out balls of the mixture, forming into balls with your hands. Place on a baking sheet lined with a piece of parchment or wax paper. Place in the freezer until completely firm, about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, set up a double boiler - bring a small pot of water to a simmer, and place a heatproof bowl over the pot, careful not to have the bottom of the bowl make contact with the water. Place the chocolate in the bowl, and stir the chocolate, melting completely. Add the vegetable or coconut oil, and stir until shiny and combined.
  • Remove the balls from the freezer. Using two forks to make a basket, place each ball individually into the fork basket and dip into the chocolate to coat and remove them back to the parchment-lined tray. Sprinkle with desired toppings. Allow to set.
  • If the balls become too soft, place back in the freezer for a few minutes to firm, as they will melt in the warm chocolate if too soft. If the chocolate cools and becomes too firm, place back on the double boiler and stir until fluid again. Yields about 18.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

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