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. 🙂