Sweet Melissa Sunday: Peanut Butter Truffles

sweetmelissasundaysAfter two weeks of not-really-participating, I’m back!! This week’s recipe is Peanut Butter Truffles chosen by Mara of Love Your Mother Earth. The full recipe can be found here.

This was my first time making truffles, and I was surprised at how easy they were to make. There’s basically four steps…heat…then whisk whisk whisk…wait…then roll roll roll…:)

I brought these to my lovely friend Tony’s Birthday Party, and they were pretty well-loved…I think. Even people who don’t normally eat chocolate/sweets enjoyed them. However, it seems like people would prefer it better if it were slightly sweeter…maybe I’ll make it with semisweet chocolate rather than bittersweet.

At first, I was a little skeptical about the salty peanuts and the chocolate, but the feedback I received was that the salt of the peanuts compliments the bitterness of the chocolate really well. Also, there doesn’t seem to be enough peanut butter because nobody knew there was peanut butter. I don’t know if that was intentional (that there isn’t a strong peanut butter taste), or maybe I used the wrong kind of peanut butter. Everyone loved the smoothness and creaminess of the truffle, but didn’t absolutely adore the taste. Overall, the feedback I received was pretty positive, but there are still improvements I’d make to this recipe.

Remember to check out the Peanut Butter Truffles from other Sweet Melissa Bakers. 🙂


14 thoughts on “Sweet Melissa Sunday: Peanut Butter Truffles

  1. I think the bittersweet chocolate overpowers the peanut butter. I used semi sweet and it was OK but sure was a mess to work with.
    Your truffles look amazing!

    • Thanks Michelle!! I like how your branched out into multiple toppings. 🙂 This was my first time making truffles, so I really didn’t know what to expect. I will surely use semisweet next time. 🙂 I totally agree that they’re a mess to work with! 😛

  2. What a beautiful truffle! I like how you packaged them in the box, they look really good. And I agree, I could have used more peanut butter flavor as well. I’m glad they were well received. Thanks for baking this week!

    • Thanks Mara! And thank you for hosting this week. I needed the box to transport them to the party (and it, along with the candy cups/mini muffin liners, really hide flaws…:P). I can’t wait till I make these again with semi-sweet and more peanut butter. 🙂 Yumm…

  3. Love your packaging! So professional! I need to get me some of those candy cups. I second your observations about using semi sweet instead of bittwesweet and adding more peanut butter. My second batch (the first one didn’t work out so well) was made with semi sweet and double peanut butter. Nicely done!

    • Thanks Gloria! The packaging hides flaws. 😛 Those candy cups are actually mini muffin liners (I made semi-big truffles…I got 4 dozens instead of 5). I will really have to try the semi-sweet with double peanut butter. 🙂

  4. Your photos are beautiful! I agree with you, this recipe could be a winner with some tweaking. I did love the salty peanuts with the chocolate.

  5. I think the feedback you received was in line with what everyone else in the group seemed to think. I want to try these again with more peanut butter and milk chocolate instead of bittersweet! Your truffles look gorgeous, I’m not surprised they were well received 🙂

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