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If you value the appearance and presentation of your holiday cookie platters, baking simple homemade truffles can provide the variety and visual dimension that you are seeking.
Truffles are often thought of as difficult to make, but with this simple recipe, they are easier than ever. This simple recipe creates delicious homemade truffles that look and taste like the fancy store-bought; surprise all your friend with your baking savvy when you present your homemade cookie platter this holiday season.
The simple recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles includes the following ingredients:
1 package, 8 squares, of semi-sweet baking chocolate
½ cup peanut butter
1 8oz tub of cool whip whipped topping, thawed
½ cup powdered sugar *
Using a large microwave safe bowl, microwave the semi-sweet chocolate on high heat for 2 minutes. Check the chocolate at one minute, stirring, to see if it is almost melted. Allow the chocolate to cook for another minute, removing from the microwave and stirring until completely melted.
Add the ½ cup peanut butter to the melted chocolate until well blended. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, stir in the whipped topping and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Using a melon baler or a teaspoon, scoop the chocolate peanut butter mixture out of the bowl and shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in the powdered sugar.
* While the recipe discusses rolling the peanut butter-chocolate balls in powdered sugar, it is possible to add variety to your truffles by rolling the balls in finely chopped roasted pecans, flake coconut (colored coconut is always a nice idea for holiday color variation), grated semi-sweet or white baking chocolate squares or colored sprinkles. The choices and variations can be endless with a bit of creative thinking.