13 July 2011

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles


I just realized that this is the second post in a row that I will be doing about peanut butter and chocolate. This one was planned and the other just sort of happened. Oops. Although, from my trips around the blogosphere, I've come to realize peanut butter and chocolate is a popular combination in other homes besides my own, so I hope you don't mind my obsession.

Saturday is my husbands' 50th birthday. I may have mentioned we're having a party. Ha! I'm slightly obsessed. (If you read "slightly" as "obsessively obsessed.") I've been planning this party for months. First it was all in my head. Then I started making lists. And more lists. And excel spreadsheets.

Yes, I'm that kind of person.

I make lists for my lists. I color code. I make to-do lists by day and store. I organize my shopping lists by area of where I'm shopping. Hearing about all this, you probably think I am an uber-organized person who only uses wooden hangers and can eat off the tile floor. But you're wrong. I'm only this organized when I'm planning something: a party, a trip, a blog.

I love to plan. I can assure you that, as soon as this party is over, my mind will wander to Jordan's next birthday (which is not until February). I will tell my mind to stop; that it's crazy to think about something so far in the future. But it'll do it anyway. It's like I have no control over where it goes.

Anyhoo...now that you know I'm all shades of crazy, let's get back to the matter at hand, shall we?


Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles. It pretty much says it all right there, doesn't it? Maybe I should have named them "Bites of Goodness" or "Better Than...Truffles." Because they are. That. Good.

I'm not serving these at the party this weekend, but they would be perfect for it. If you've been reading for awhile, you'll know my husband isn't really a die-hard sweets guy, like I am. He's more of a "that's okay, I'll have my Skinny Cow Cup, you can eat that pie" kind of guy.  But he loves peanut butter and chocolate. Peanut Butter Cups will abound this weekend. We will be swimming in them.

I used the recipe for the easiest and best peanut butter cookies ever for the center of these truffles. But, instead of using egg (because I didn't want to kill those on the receiving end) I used milk instead.


This recipe is super easy. And SO worth it. What's better than raw cookie dough? Dipped in melted chocolate? And if the cookie dough is peanut butter?

Priceless.


You know what's really hard about having a ton of Reese's Peanut Butter cups stacked in my dining room while I write this post?

The fact that I can't eat them and these pictures make me want them so bad.

Trust me. You have all of the ingredients in your pantry. You know you do. Go make some!

Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles
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Ingredients:
1 cup peanut butter (I use Skippy Naturals)
¾ cup sugar (if you are using regular peanut butter, start with ½ cup and taste after)
¼ teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
2 cups chocolate melts (such as Wilton), almond bark, or chocolate chips
Sprinkles and/or chopped peanuts for decoration

Directions:
1.       Stir together the peanut butter, sugar, vanilla, and milk in a medium bowl. The mixture will be thick. Drop by tablespoonfulls onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. (I use a 1-inch cookie scoop for this step.) Freeze for at least 30 minutes.
2.       Melt your chocolate in the microwave safe bowl according to the package directions. I like to do mine at 50% power for 1 minute, stir, then additional increments of 30 seconds (also on 50% power) stirring in between, until it is melted.  Dip the peanut butter cookie dough balls in the chocolate and place on the cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
3.       Top with sprinkles or chopped nuts. Chill until firm.

Tips for dipping:
·         I like to heat my electric griddle on very low heat (200°) and cover it with two kitchen towels. I then set my bowl of melted chocolate on the griddle so the chocolate stays liquid. Stir it every once in a while to make sure the sides don’t harden.
·         Add your peanut butter ball to the chocolate and (using a spoon) cover it with chocolate. I then use a toothpick to pick it up and set it on the cookie sheet, first dabbing off the excess chocolate with the spoon. Sometimes the toothpick will slide out easily; other times I will use a second toothpick to gently ease the first one out of the truffle. If the hole is large, use the spoon to cover with a little chocolate. It doesn’t need to look perfect; that’s what the sprinkles are for!
·         I chill my truffles in the refrigerator for about an hour before packaging or stacking.

Yield: about 24 truffles



This recipe will be linked with:
MondayMingle Monday (Add a Pinch), Joy of DessertsTuesday2 Maids a Baking (2 Maids a Milking). WednesdayCast Party WednesdayMade It On Monday (Lark's Country Heart),, This Chick CooksThursdaySweet Treats Thursday (Something Swanky), Chic-and-Crafty (Frugal Girls). FridaySweet Tooth Friday (Alli-n-son). SaturdaySweets for a Saturday (Sweet as Sugar Cookies). SundayA Well-Seasoned LifeSavory Sunday (The Sweet Details)

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24 Comments:

At July 13, 2011 at 9:32 AM , Blogger erin said...

If you posted only peanut butter and chocolate recipes for the rest of the life of this blog, I would be okay with that.

These have just moved to the top of my "must make" list. In fact, just may have to try them tomorrow. The girls at work will love me if I bring them a treat like this on Friday!

And they look adorable with the sprinkles!

 
At July 13, 2011 at 2:17 PM , Blogger Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Well, I think it is great that you are organized, and I don't mind PB and chocolate recipes in the least either. This one is getting copied so that I can make it for my husband and my son. I can already tell that they will love it (and so will I). Thank you for sharing this recipe at Joy of Desserts. :-)

 
At July 13, 2011 at 2:22 PM , Blogger Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

And Happy Birthday to your husband. Wishing both of you a great party.

 
At July 13, 2011 at 3:01 PM , Blogger Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

I am thinking I could have a Peanut Butter "high" on these little gems! :)

 
At July 13, 2011 at 4:28 PM , Blogger KB and Whitesnake said...

I can never get enough Peanut Butter recipes.

KB

 
At July 14, 2011 at 12:38 PM , Blogger Sweet And Crumby said...

I'm in! Peanut butter and chocolate are the bomb together! These look fun and festive and totally delish.

 
At July 14, 2011 at 6:34 PM , Anonymous Kristin said...

These look so sinful, but I will have to give them a whirl! Stopping by from {the frugal girls}.

 
At July 14, 2011 at 6:51 PM , Blogger Kyra @ RACKS and Mooby said...

Oh my. Yum.

 
At July 14, 2011 at 7:35 PM , Anonymous The How To Mommy said...

Oh my gosh! I love this! I can't wait to try them. And I'm the same way with months of planning and lists for lists. :) I'm your newest follower from Chic & Crafty. I'd love for you to link up to my Tasty Thursday Recipe Swap Blog Hop and share the deliciousness! :)

 
At July 14, 2011 at 7:46 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

@Sweet And Crumby
PB & C is definitely one of the best food combinations. Ever. Thanks for visiting! :)

@Kristin
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy them. :)

@The How To Mommy
Thanks for clicking through! I'm crazy with lists. I actually just typed up my to-do lists for tomorrow and Saturday. I think I need an intervention. ;)

 
At July 14, 2011 at 7:58 PM , Blogger Daphne Hope said...

New follower from How To Hop: Tasty Thursday! These look great!

 
At July 15, 2011 at 4:36 PM , Blogger newbiemama said...

Coming over from Sweet as Sugar! This looks soooo yummy! Thinking of trying a chocolate chip cookie dough angle!

 
At July 16, 2011 at 2:12 PM , Anonymous Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground said...

Love these! Yours are so perfectly dipped - beautiful. I recently made (& posted about) the chocolate chip cookie dough version ... yum. Nice to "meet" you!
Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

 
At July 16, 2011 at 4:57 PM , Anonymous Patty said...

Wow, do these look good! I think I've gained 10 lbs just looking at the photo of them!

 
At July 17, 2011 at 6:33 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

@newbiemama
Chocolate chip cookie dough would be awesome, I'm sure! I've done oatmeal and they were so yummy. Thanks for visiting!

@Tracey
YUM, after the previous comment I need to go check those out. :) Thanks for reading!

@Patty
Me too...and unfortunately I had them on my counter. So, 20 for me! ;) Thanks for reading!

 
At July 19, 2011 at 11:57 AM , OpenID ladybehindthecurtain.com said...

Thank you for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you will come back tomorrow and share more of your recipes.
Thanks,
I hope to see you there!

 
At July 19, 2011 at 11:38 PM , Blogger Wende said...

These look fabulous! I shared your recipe on my Must Try Tuesday blog post.

http://therickettchronicles.blogspot.com/2011/07/must-try-tuesday-july-19-2011_18.html

Thanks for sharing!

Wende
www.therickettchronicles.blogspot.com

 
At July 21, 2011 at 6:11 PM , Anonymous Heather said...

Thank you so much for posting this recipe!! I made these earlier this week and they lasted one day in my house! AMAZING!

 
At July 22, 2011 at 3:02 PM , Blogger Ms. O said...

These look DIVINE!!! I don't think they will last long in this house either! Thanks for sharing!

 
At July 26, 2011 at 7:16 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

@Heather
I'm so glad you liked them! :) Thank you for your comment!

@Ms. O
If it's any house like mine, they sure wouldn't! Ha! Thanks for reading. :)

 
At July 27, 2011 at 1:21 PM , Anonymous Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate said...

Following you back! Us OCD freaks have to stick together. Plus your recipes all look delicious ;) You can never have too many peanut butter/chocolate recipes!

 
At August 7, 2011 at 12:20 AM , Anonymous Kara said...

I made these for my boyfriend and nephews joint birthday party this weekend. They were a hit! Everyone loved them and my 5 year old enjoyed helping me make them.

 
At August 7, 2011 at 3:20 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

@Kara
I'm so glad everyone liked them! I love recipes like these that kids can help with too - on those rare occasion my daughter wants to help. :) Thanks for stopping by and letting me know how it went!

 
At August 21, 2011 at 10:13 PM , Anonymous buy pgx said...

The cookie dough tastes well along with the peanut butter.

 

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