Sunday, May 2, 2010

SMS - Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Oh MY! Rich, rich, rich! Thank you Mara for a delicious recipe this week! Go to Mara's blog for the recipe and look at how she made her truffles. Totally different from my own. So good!

I still maintain that the peanut butter is a little lost in the bittersweet chocolate; I used Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate, and boy are these little candies sugar/caffeine potent. I can still hear my heart beating after eating just one so I think I will make the rest a LOT smaller. These little truffles are CUTE! We loved the crushed, roasted peanuts.The recipe makes oodles! I only used one-quarter of the chocolate ganache and the rest is solidifying in the refrigerator. After 3 hours, only the top 1/2 was thick enough to make into truffles.Such fun little candies to make and share!
Below are photos are this morning when I started the post. The ganache for this truffle was already thick before putting into the refrigerator.
Nothing like doing an entry backwards. Sorry for being confusing. I just did not want to miss out this week.The Peanut Butter Truffles chosen by Mara of Love Your Mother Earth is FINISHED and I rolled them in the roasted, crushed peanuts. I did not alter the recipe but wished I had changed the chocolate to semi-sweet because the bittersweet seems to be overwhelming my peanut butter flavor, even though extra creamy peanut butter was added. Happy baking everyone!


Flourchild said...

I used semi sweet chocolate and they tasted good..all though mine were super soft..still tasty! Im sure yours will turn out splendid!

Gloria said...

Your truffles look so cute in the little cups! I used semi sweet and doubled the peanut and found it to be the right chocolate/peanut butter combo.

Stephanie said...

love those cute little liners you used!

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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

i have to try this, look so good, my kids will love this.

Nina said...

Looks great!

Leslie said...

Mmm, these look yummy!

margot said...

Yours look so cute in those little papers! I agree that the bittersweet was a bit much for these truffles.

cafechibita said...

I love the little paper cups! The design is so cute!! :) I agree that the bittersweet chocolate masked the peanut butter. I will make these with semisweet & more peanut butter next time! :)

petite nyonya said...

Hi Shandy! I love your new blog look! You made your own pasta? Wow! I just bought a pack of dried lasagna sheet and I can't wait to try making lasagna. It will be my first time but cooking is partly about trying out new adventures, so I look forward to it. :)

Tracey said...

Gorgeous truffles! I think you're right on with the bittersweet chocolate overpowering the peanut butter. A few people mentioned trying milk chocolate and I'll probably go that route next time!

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