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Peanut Butter Truffles

Fluffy peanut butter balls coated in a layer of chocolate. Tastes just like Reese's Candy.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate, Easter, Peanut Butter, Truffle
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 20 Truffle Balls
Calories 122
Author Jessica @ swankyrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons marshmallow fluff - optional
  • 8 ounces chocolate candy coating like CandiQuik

Instructions

  • Melt butter in microwave. In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter, butter and marshmallow fluff; mix to combine. Using a spatula to mix, gradually add 1 + cup powdered sugar. More than 1 cup powdered sugar may be needed until dough is no longer sticky. Whip peanut butter mixture until no longer clumpy looking. Take mixture out of bowl and roll into a large ball. It should not be sticky. Chill in refrigerator for at least an hour or two where it will harden. Dough may be kept in a sealed bag over night.
  • Roll balls about the size of a tablespoon or 1 inch and place on a cookie sheet. Return to refrigerator. Melt chocolate according to directions. Line another baking sheet with wax paper. Using a pointy knife, dip balls into chocolate or dump about a spoonful of chocolate over the top of the ball while spinning it at an angle to allow extra chocolate to drip off. Place on wax paper and repeat until finished. Refrigerate when done.

Notes

Dough may be made ahead of time and refrigerated over night and placed in a sealed bag or container. **Peanut butter balls should stay as cold as possible when handling with chocolate. I popped mine in the freezer as soon as I melted the candy chocolate and took 1 out at a time when coating with chocolate. Keeping the peanut butter balls very cold will ensure that they do not slip off knife. The chocolate will also set within 1 minute if they are cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 41mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg