Friday, December 16, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter-Pretzel Truffles

I wanted to leave you with these yummy treats before we officially start the weekend. If you're needing a quick and easy dessert to bring to any of your holiday gatherings, this is one you definitely need to consider! It doesn't require any baking, you most likely have all the ingredients on hand and it contains one of the best flavor combos ever- sweet and salty!

You can dress these up even more by drizzling some melted peanut butter and adding crushed pretzels on top.

Chocolate Peanut Butter-Pretzel Truffles

1 1/2 cups pretzels
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon butter, room temp
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
Pinch of salt
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening

Put pretzels in resealable plastic bag, with rolling pin, crush into small bits. In small bowl, combine peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and salt. Stir until all ingredients are combined and smooth. Add pretzels in and mix well. Add powdered sugar and mix until combined.

Line small baking sheet with wax paper. Using about 2 teaspoons worth or peanut butter mixture (or use small cookie scoop), shape into a ball with fingertips. Place ball on wax-lined baking sheet and repeat with remaining mixture. Place baking sheet in fridge and chill for at least 30 minutes.

When ready to dip balls, melt chocolate chips and shortening together in a small bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each and until completely melted and smooth.

Makes 18-20 truffles

Source: Brown Eyed Baker

Any big plans for the weekend? We're hoping to finish up Christmas shopping. Ugh! I'm dreading fighting the crowds, every year I say we're going to start early and be done but it seems like there's always something going on.  Oh well, there's always next year, right?

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