Wednesday, January 4, 2012

dark chocolate peanut butter truffles

I think Mother Nature made a resolution to do a better job making it feel like winter. Our warm December walks and sweatshirted Thanksgiving seemed like dreams when we woke up to a -6 degree windchill this morning. J trudged to work sans hat (I was horrified and immediately found a new crochet project). And I made a grocery run sprint to Trader Joe's. When I got home, I needed something cozy and sweet.


So, apparently, did Maus.


Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsweetened, salted peanut butter
3 tbsp dark cocoa powder
2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp liquid stevia
1/4 cup ground salted peanuts

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and smoosh together with a spoon until very well-blended. You could also use a food processor. When mixed, a soft dough should form. Break the dough into two pieces, then break each piece into two pieces. Continue this process with each piece until you have a total of 16. Shape each piece into a ball and roll in the peanuts until coated. Refrigerate the truffles for at least one hour before serving, and store in the refrigerator.


Check the salt and sugar levels of your ingredients. It's okay if they vary from mine, but be aware that you might need more or less stevia/salt, depending on your ingredients. If you don't like stevia, a different sweetener could be used, but a liquid sweetener is likely to make the truffles too sticky. You could also use a different nut butter if you don't want to use peanut butter.


Update: See this recipe linked up at Sweet as Sugar Cookies!

16 comments:

  1. These look decadent! And I love the cat in the background.... ;)

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  2. Yummeh, but what is stevia?
    I would like to have these right now.

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  3. Once again, this is another recipe you've made that I really really love ;)
    Yum!

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  4. First of all, couldn't agree more...WHERE DID THIS COLD COME FROM? Seriously, Christmas is gone and now it's -20 outside..hate that.

    Second, and most importantly, these truffles look AMAZING (and I'm impressed as always by your photography!). I'm definitely going to have to try and make these myself.

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  5. These sound wonderful!! It's almost like a healthier buckeye. I have to try these!

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  6. Ohh my goodness so yummy! Just what that cold day needed!

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  7. Yes. A thousand times yes. Peanut butter and chocolate will forever be the perfect combination. NY Times will soon need to write an article about your blog readers being the happiest ones in the country [due to your fabulousness and impeccable recipe tastes].

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  8. omg - delicious! i cant wait to try these myself

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  9. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment :) I leave in the US for almost 4 years now but I miss my family everyday... anyway, I love your blog and your resolution is also one of mine... less stress! That's the only way I can get healthier...
    Thank you for inspiring me :)

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  10. Ooh these look fabulous! I haven't tried using liquid stevia before but I'm going to give it a go. Thanks for sharing these. Chocolate and peanut butter is one of the greatest combinations. Love this healthier version you've come up with!

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  11. Those look incredible! I might have to make these...

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  12. We ate these up within a day, but let me know if anyone else tries them and encounters success/failure!

    Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from an herb. It's free of sugar and calories, and has no effect on blood sugar levels. And it doesn't have all the crazy ingredients found in chemical sweeteners! I recommend the NuNaturals brand...quality makes a huge difference.

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  13. Oh wow, I think I need a boxful of those. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your truffles up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2012/01/sweets-for-saturday-51.html

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  14. Yum, this looks so great and easy and tasty (and healthy) - I plan to make these as some healthy snacks for this week. FYI: I also linked up your grocery shopping post at my facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TeacherChef)

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Thanks for making me smile. =)