Birthday Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Easy to make and delicious!


Chocolate and peanut butter is one of my all time favorite combinations! My friend Ella and I first made these truffles for our friend Luke's birthday, and this recipe quickly became one of my favorites. These are very simple to make and only require a few ingredients: any nut butter, pure maple syrup, chocolate chips, and a dash of salt! I’ve made them with many different types of nut butter, and also with shredded coconut on top instead of sprinkles, which is a great variation.


If the nut butter is very oily, you can sprinkle some flour (coconut flour works great and is a gluten free option) on the filling, or on your hands when rolling the balls.

We added sprinkles and birthday candles for festivity, but of course these are optional.


Recipe

Makes about 12-15 truffles

Prep time: 10 minutes | "Cook" time: 5 minutes | Wait time: 30-45 minutes

Total time: 45-60 minutes


Ingredients

- 1 cup of desired nut butter (I used my favorite peanut butter from Crazy Richard’s)

- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

- 1 ½ to 2 cups of chocolate chips

- Flour (if needed for thickening)

- A dash of sea salt

- Sprinkles and candles if desired!


1. Measure out the nut butter and syrup, a sprinkle of salt, and stir well in a mixing bowl until the mixture is the consistency of cookie dough. If it is still oily, add a bit of flour to absorb the extra oil.



2. Set parchment paper on a cooking sheet. Dust a thin layer of flour on your hands and then roll the dough into balls and place on the sheet.


3. Place the sheet in the freezer to cool for 20-30 minutes until the dough is solid.


4. Before removing the dough from the freezer, melt the chocolate. I put the chocolate chips in a bowl and microwaved them in intervals of about 15 seconds, stirring in between, until they were evenly melted (it only took a few minutes).


5. Remove the dough from the fridge and use a fork to pick up the balls one by one and dip into the chocolate. Make sure to completely coat the dough, then set it back on the paper.


6. If you are adding sprinkles or candles, do it right after dipping so they will set as the chocolate hardens.


7. Once all the truffles are covered in chocolate and feelin' evenly delicious and festive, set them in the freezer to chill for about 10-15 minutes until the chocolate is completely cooled and solid.


8. Then enjoy your chocolatey creation! If you're going to save them, keep them in the fridge so they don't melt.



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