Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Recipe of the Week

Recipe of the Week- Christmas Edition

This week's recipe is incredibly easy to make and absolutely delicious!
I have been making them for years, usually around the holidays
and this year was no exception.
We celebrated J's 30th birthday (two weeks early) last Friday
with friends over dinner. 
I made these at favors for dessert to go along with the cake.
This is the perfect recipe for a large group of people,
and since we had twenty, 
there was plenty to go around.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
Courtesy of: Kraft

8 oz. cool whip, thawed
8 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
1/2 c. peanut butter

Confectioners sugar
Cocoa powder
Coconut flakes
Chopped peanuts

or any other topping you'd like! 

1. Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for one minute, stir and
microwave again in 15 second intervals until smooth.

2. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Let cool to room temperature
This is very important! If you mix the cool whip in too soon it will 
curdle up and ruin. Yes, I know this from experience... = / 
3. Gently stir in Cool Whip. 

4. Refrigerate for one hour. 

It will look like this after refrigerating.
5. Scoop with teaspoon (or ice cream scoop!) and roll into 1 inch balls.

6. Roll in topping of your choice and place on cookie sheet. 

Clockwise from top left: Cocoa powder, confectioner's sugar,
flaky coconut, chopped peanuts 

7. Store in air tight container and refrigerate.

 8. Enjoy! 

I ended up placing them on lollipop sticks and wrapping two each in cellophane 
and tying them up with a pretty ribbon.
They made super cute favors! 

Happy Tuesday Everyone! 


Brea said...

Oh.. Yum! I'm definitely adding this to my recipe book! :)

Anonymous said...

That looks so easy to make! I definitely can't wait to try them. I like the idea of putting them in celophane and using them as favors! Definitely storing this one for later!

~Kristen~ said...

I can attest that they taste great! Yum!

Nicky said...

Oh my goodness, I'm definitely going to make these! I love peanut butter!

New Girl on Post said...

Those look AMAZING! I'm going to have to make some of those.

Casey said...

Yay! I can't wait to make these!!!


annoyed army wife said...

Yum! They look great! You are way too creative to make them into lollipops. :)

It's a Dog Tag Wife Life said...

Mmm, those look delicious. And anything with peanut butter is good in my book.

ALW said...