I can’t believe the year is almost over. In just a few days, we’ll be saying goodbye to 2013 and ring in 2014. I thought it would be nice to have a small bite-size truffle to go with your bubbly this year!
These truffles are a cinch to make, and they’ll be an absolute hit at your New Years Eve party. Each bite is filled with chocolate and peanut butter, and the salty pretzel on top makes each truffle all the more enjoyable. So, gather your friends and family together, pop open some bubbly, and enjoy a truffle or two.
Happy, blessed new year…
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
- 1-1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (vegan, optional), divided
- 3 tablespoons butter (dairy or non-dairy)
- 6 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 8-10 mini pretzels (gluten free, optional)
Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips at 30-second increments, stirring after every 30 seconds, until the chocolate is melted. Stir in the butter and peanut butter into the chocolate, mixing until combined.
Chill the chocolate mixture for at least 1 hour, until the chocolate is chilled but not hard. Once chilled, remove from the refrigerator, and use a small kitchen scoop to form the chocolate mixture into balls. Place the truffles on the prepared baking sheet, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes. Once the truffles are chilled, remove from the refrigerator.
Place the remaining 3/4 cup chocolate chips in the microwave-safe bowl, and microwave them at 30-second increments, stirring after every 30 seconds, until the chocolate is melted. Once the chocolate is melted, stir in the oil until combined.
Using a fork, dip each truffle into the melted chocolate, and carefully place the truffle back on the lined baking sheet. Top the truffle with a mini pretzel, and repeat with the remaining truffles until all the truffles have been dipped and topped with a pretzel. Chill the truffles for at least 30 minutes before enjoying!
*Truffles can be made smaller, to make more, and the recipe can easily be doubled.