Peanut Butter Truffles

Peanut Butter Truffles

If you love peanut butter and very dark chocolate, and if you expect your chocolate-based desserts to be intensely chocolaty rather than very sweet, then you will love these rich, decadent peanut butter truffles.

Peanut Butter Truffles
 
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Recipe type: Dessert, Gluten-Free
Yield: 12 truffles
Ingredients
  • 3 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey*
  • Coating:
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Coarsely chop the chocolate with a sharp chef’s knife. Place the chocolate and butter in a shallow bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each one, until almost melted.
  2. Stir in the peanut butter. Microwave for a few more seconds, then stir with a rubber spatula until fully melted and incorporated.
  3. Stir in the honey. Mix until smooth.
  4. Cover with a plastic wrap and freeze for 30 minutes.
  5. Scoop out small portions of the mixture, measuring about 1 tablespoon (15 ml) per truffle. Shape the truffles with your hands into balls. This is going to be very messy! Roll the truffles in the cocoa powder to coat, then shape them again (easier once they are coated) and roll one more time in the cocoa powder.
  6. Place the truffles on wax paper in an airtight container. Store at room temperature (do not refrigerate) for up to 3 days.
Notes
*For an even lower-carb option, try using Nature's Hollow sugar-free honey substitute (xylitol based). I haven't tried it myself, so if you do try it, please let me know how it was! Nutrition for this version: Calories 167; fat 15g; saturated fat 7g; sodium 54mg; carbs 7g; fiber 3g; sugars 1g; protein 5g.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 2 truffles; Calories: 180; Fat: 15g; Saturated fat: 7g; Carbohydrates: 12g; Sugar: 6g; Sodium: 54mg; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 5g

Peanut Butter Truffles

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