Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Peanut Butter Truffles

These are more like peanut butter and graham cracker balls covered in chocolate, but that was a bit long for a title!



(please ignore my drier than ever hands)

I found this recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter Easter Eggs right around everyone's favorite candy holiday, they were immediately put on the top of my to-make list. I love Kristan over at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen, her recipes are always tempting and her pictures only make things look better than they sound!


Peanut Butter Truffles

18 sheets of graham crackers, very finely crushed
2 cups creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup butter, softened
3 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
chocolate candy melts or bark
sprinkles or decorations


Line a baking sheet with wax paper, place in freezer for later use. In a large bowl, combine graham crackers, peanut butter, butter, and confectioners sugar. Mix at medium speed till all ingredients are incorporated. I ended up using my hands to get everything combined. Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Place baking sheet back in the freezer for 45 minutes or until peanut butter balls are firm.


In a small bowl melt chocolate candy melts or bark according to package. Using a spoon cover peanut butter balls with chocolate one at a time. Tap the spoon on the side of the bowl to remove the excess chocolate and place balls back on frozen baking sheet. Decorate with sprinkles, chocolate chips, or leftover graham cracker crumbles and refrigerate till chocolate is set. Devour.




I used my food processor to crush the graham crackers. I used spring colored sprinkles, but I was thinking white chocolate coating with red, white, and blue sprinkles would be super cute for the upcoming holidays. Let me know if anyone tries this, I would love to see pictures!


Happy Baking!

41 comments:

  1. So cool thanks for emailing me the link. Will be trying these at home for myself but i seriously doubt they will turn out as perfectly or as festive as these, though with chocolate, graham cracker, and peanut butter as the ingredients i personally could care less if they came out looking like delicious little turds.

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  2. These look wonderful. I love all things chocolate and peanut butter.

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  3. I love peanut butter truffles! I have an ancient recipe from Better Homes and Gardens that I have been using for years and it is very similar to yours, except for the Graham crackers. I like that addition. Aren't they really addictive? They look gorgeous! :)

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  4. Ogni volta che vengo qua trovo una meraviglia.
    Sei molto brava.
    Un bacio
    Lu

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  5. Aren't these just gorgeous??? I'm drooling over your delectable truffles! Thanks for sharing...and inspiring me :)

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  6. Oh yum! It's like a homemade version of the Reeses easter eggs (that I'm obsessed with). So pretty, too!

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  7. Hi, they are lovely.I love chocolate!!

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  8. Chocolate and peanut butter is the perfect combination! And these are gorgeous! Wonderful job!

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  9. These are so cute! I could eat little balls of peanut butter 24/7

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  10. I don't care what you call them, they sound delicious!

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  11. What lovely truffles - love the cracker outside

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  12. ::drools:: I am seriously trying to eat through my computer screen. That looks amazing!! Holy moly...I am so in love with these little truffles...heaven in a bite!

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  13. Regardless of what you call them, these look fantastic! I love the peanut butter chocolate combination, especially when it's homemade!

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  14. Oh yum. I'll be filing this idea away for a cooking activity with my 3yo daughter! Gorgeous.

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  15. One of my favorite snacks is graham crackers spread with peanut butter. This looks unbelievable. I just might have to try them this weekend. Good thing it is only two days away.

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  16. These look perfect for any time! I've been meaning to use up that pb in the pantry! =)

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  17. I found you via FoodBuzz...congrats on being #1 today! These look delicious.

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  18. These look so cute and tasty. I want to eat them up. And really...it never gets better than chocolate and peanutbutter...add in some graham crackers and you have sold me on eating whatever it is. Add in the super cute factor and I'm a gonner.

    Because it's delicious.

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  19. Peanut Butter and chocolate and graham oh my! :) Can't wait to try these!

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  20. So cute, I love them with the sprinkles! And they sound super yummy...I was tempted to make Kristan's pb eggs too but never got around to it. Now I'll have to make some of these! And congrats on Foodbuzz top 9 :)

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  21. These look amazing! The only thing better than chocolate and peanut butter is chocolate & peanut butter with graham crackers. I'm so making these for whatever holiday is next.

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  22. Wow! These look off the charts delicious! Well done on the top nine... very much deserved!

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  23. These are so easy and they look so good! I could easily put away, like, 20 in one sitting :)

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  24. I have made this recipe in bar form with the chocolate as a top layer. I love the idea of making them into individual dipped candies. Sounds wonderful.

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  25. Oh, these sound wonderful! I can never have enough peanut butter!!!

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  26. You've got two of my favorite ingredients here... PB and Chocolate. I know these are a winner! Thanks for sharing. I will definitely make these for my kids. : )

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  27. mmmmm full of peanutbutter goodness !!! :)

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  28. Hey Debbie, you have a way with peanut butter girl! These are so sweet, I wish I had these coming in the mail to me;-)

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  29. And Kristan is spit your drink out of your nose funny! I laugh out loud every single time I read one of her posts - and who doesn't need a good laugh every day?! Love her blog...

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  30. Hi there! This recipe seems really interesting. Could you please provide the "18 sheets of graham crackers" weight because I need to substitute (cannot find gc here in Greece) them. Thanks in advance!

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  31. LOVE these! So cute. Saving this recipe for sure :)

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  32. hey,I love your truffles!!!I did something just like them today, inspired by yours.Thank you and invite you to see them on my blog http://inbucatariecuaziz.blogspot.com/2011/06/peanut-butter-truffles.html

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  33. i used to absolutely love these and haven't had them in ages! this post reminded me of what i've been missing out on- thanks!

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  34. I'm making these for my kids to give their friends. They are so yummy! I found a company online, Box and Wrap that has some really cute Easter cello bags. This will make a really nice treat to give!

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  35. Hi, How many would you say you get from this recipe? I couldnt find the yield anywhere. Would love to try this!

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  36. I would say this makes around 2 dozen, but it really depends on how large you make the truffles. If you want more just make them a little smaller!

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