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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Crispy Choc Peanut Truffles

I made these delicious little treats for Christmas day, it is one of the (many) recipes I have ripped out of a magazine (God only knows which one it was and how long ago it was now) and put in a folder that sits on shelf in my kitchen waiting for me to try it out.  I am very sorry that it has taken me so long to get around to making them and encourage you to try them out as soon as you get a chance.

200g dark chocolate
¼ cup smooth peanut butter
½ cup cream
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
¾ cup unsalted peanuts (crushed)
¾ cup rice bubbles
350g milk chocolate (chopped or use melts/buttons)

Place dark chocolate, peanut butter, cream and vanilla in a large heatproof bowl.  Sit bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir until melted and smooth.  Remove and cool slightly before refrigerating until mix is firm.
Combine nut and rice bubbles in a medium bowl.
Roll heaped teaspoons of the chocolate mixture into balls and roll in the peanut/rice mix pressing lightly so that the coating stays.  Once this step is complete place on to a tray lined with baking paper and refrigerate until firm.

Place milk chocolate in a heatproof bowl and sit it over a pan of simmering water, stir until chocolate has melted and remove from heat.
Using two forks, dip truffles one and a time ensuring that they receive and even coat and that you drain off any excess. Return to the lined tray and refrigerate until set.

These are best served with fruit such as strawberries. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

DSC00251 Me with my truffles on Xmas day in the cute apron Mum gave me as a gift!

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I love anything chocolate & crunchy! Can't wait to give these a try.