Peanut Butter Truffles

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These chocolate-covered Peanut Butter Truffles are a perfect party dessert that no one will be able to resist!

Prep Time:
50 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Chill Time:
45 mins
Freeze Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 2 mins
Servings:
50
Yield:
50 truffles

Ingredients

  • 2 cup sugar

  • 1 5 ounce can evaporated milk

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 cup tiny marshmallows

  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 12 ounce dark or bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • 2 teaspoon shortening

  • Finely chopped peanuts (optional)

Directions

  1. Butter the side of a medium heavy saucepan. In the saucepan, combine sugar, evaporated milk, and butter. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture is boiling. Reduce heat to medium; continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in marshmallows, peanut butter, and vanilla. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Chill for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until mixture is thick and can be molded.

  3. Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls; place on the prepared baking sheet. Freeze for 15 minutes.

  4. In a medium saucepan, combine chocolate and shortening. Cook and stir over low heat until melted. Dip balls, one at a time, into melted chocolate. Let excess chocolate drip off balls. Place on a wire rack set over waxed paper. If desired, sprinkle with peanuts. Let stand until chocolate is set.* Makes about 50 truffles.

    Peanut Butter Truffles
    Jason Donnelly

*Test Kitchen Tip:

If desired, when chocolate is set, drizzle with a little melted milk chocolate. Let stand until chocolate is set.

Tips

Layer truffles between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

121 Calories
6g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 50
Calories 121
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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