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Peanut Butter Truffles Recipe

Peanut Butter Truffles Recipe

Crunchy granola provides a surprising texture that brings raves when people sample these yummy peanut butter truffles.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + standing YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped, divided
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup crushed granola cereal with oats and honey
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Directions

  • 1. In a microwave, melt 3 oz. white candy coating at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Add the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and cereal. Chill for 2-3 hours or until easy to handle.
  • 2. Shape into 1-in. balls; set aside. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on a wire rack over waxed paper; let stand until set, about 15 minutes.
  • 3. Melt remaining coating; cool for 5 minutes. Drizzle over truffles. Chill for 5-10 minutes or until set. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 149 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.