Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

February 23, 2011 · 16 comments

Sounds heavenly, right?

who wants a cute little truffle?

They are.

after I dove in and swam around a little

I must give credit where credit is due. Jessica, a.k.a., master of all things sweet, is who provided me with Β this simple recipe. And it doesn’t disappoint.

I challenge you to find a room with three people who all don’t like Reese’s peanut butter cups. Β It won’t happen. Unless you surround yourself with loonies on a regular basis.

don’t slobber all over your keyboard. just go make some.

All you need:

  • 1/4 finely chopped salted pretzels
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (I used my new favorite, Naturally More. go get that, because it’s got a fantastic flax seed crunch to it)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate, but dark chocolate would’ve been even better)

I found crushing the pretzels in a ziplock baggie to be most effective. And great stress relief.

don’t chop them finer than this. I almost wish I had bigger pretzel pieces.

Combine peanut butter and pretzels in a small bowl. Chill in the freezer until firm, about 15 minutes.Roll the peanut butter/pretzel mixture into little balls. I made them smaller than necessary… because who doesn’t want MORE truffles for a little less guilt? πŸ˜‰

Place on a baking sheet (lined with parchment or wax paper for less mess) and freeze until very firm.
Roll the frozen balls in melted chocolate. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set.
Thanks to my Aunt Nancy and the Cupcake Kit she gave me (which I’m SO excited to use once I finally have the time to make some little cuppycakes!), I had adorable little wrappers for the truffles.

my aunties spoil me with the best gifts.

the end result was a fancy-tasting peanut butter cup.

Meggy gave her stamp of approval.

I wish I thought to take a picture of my practically empty Naturally More peanut butter jar. I’m choosing to blame the truffles.

Not my baby spoon-fulls.

That I may or may have not stolen from the jar…

several times a day.

In Other News…

I’ve been veryΒ bLyssfully busy! πŸ™‚

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 mickiruns February 23, 2011 at 3:55 pm

>OMG those truffles look amazing. Can I just have the bowl? Would you be weirded out if I licked it clean? πŸ™‚


2 Rach February 23, 2011 at 4:07 pm

>Those truffles look fabulous!And I just love your designs! I think I know where I'll be getting Christmas gifts this year. πŸ™‚


3 fashionfitnessfoodie February 23, 2011 at 4:10 pm

>peanut butter + chocolate = best combination alive. add a little salt and i die. these could be bad news for me though… i might eat them all!


4 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss February 23, 2011 at 4:19 pm

>@RachRach, I'd looove to. πŸ™‚


5 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss February 23, 2011 at 4:24 pm

>@mickirunsno. do you think I got so much scraped outta there in the first place?


6 thefitacademic February 23, 2011 at 4:29 pm

>omg, you should do a giveaway with those – they look AMAZING!!!


7 Joanna February 23, 2011 at 7:50 pm

>Chocolate and Pretzels are a perfect couple. These truffles look heavenly!!


8 Zandi Watts February 23, 2011 at 7:55 pm

>I'm totally going to do this. Maybe this weekend.don't tell Erin though. She may eat them all πŸ™‚


9 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries February 23, 2011 at 8:56 pm

>Those look heavenly!! Reese's are my ultimate fave!


10 Rachel @ The Avid Appetite February 23, 2011 at 9:22 pm

>A million times yes! These look amazing and so adorable in your little baking cups!


11 tknologlvr February 24, 2011 at 12:57 am

>Going to try these this weekend! Thanks.


12 Sophia @ Raven Waves February 24, 2011 at 5:14 am

>These look ridiculously delicious!!!


13 celeryandcupcakes February 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm

>Woah! These look amazzzing!


14 Alyssa February 24, 2011 at 1:38 pm

>@thefitacademicya know.. it has crossed my miiind… πŸ˜‰ these AND the oreo balls. whatcha think?


15 Rachel ~ Dressed to Dish February 24, 2011 at 2:21 pm

>Oh man, first time to your blog…and what pops up first? Peanut butter & chocolate…ahh I've met my match! So glad to have found your blog! πŸ™‚


16 Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) February 24, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Sorry, I couldn't help it- I drooled on the keyboard. They just looked too darn DELISH!!And your designs are AMAZING!! PLEASE open a bLyss shop in London!! I will be your best customer, promise:)


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