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Creamy! Dreamy! Nutella Peanut Butter Chocolate Covered Truffles


Creamy and Dreamy! That’s how I describe these delicious chocolate treats. Bite into the crisp outer semi-sweet chocolate coating to sink your teeth into the soft Nutella-Peanut Butter inner treat.


If you want an easy and dessert treat, this one is so easy to make for a small group or a large crowd. Mix the peanut butter and Nutella with three other yummy ingredients. Then freeze the perfectly round balls or leave them with rough edges. Heat up your chocolate coating and drop the balls in it, one at a time, for an easy and yummy coating. Cool and serve. They are that easy.


I like these because they can be frozen for up to a month or longer…if they last any longer. I have to hide them in the freezer so no one snitches. However, people still find them, no matter how well I hide them. 


This recipe makes 20 – 24 treats, depending on how large you scoop them.

 

Prep your pan:

There is no baking for this recipe, but I prepare a med/large baking pan lined with parchment paper. The pan I have is just right to slide into my side-by-side freezer for an hour while the balls freeze before I dip them in chocolate coating.

 

Gather up the Ingredients:

½ C Nutella

½ C Peanut Butter

6 T Butter, soft

1 C Powdered sugar

1 C Peanuts, rough chopped, optional

 



Gather up the chocolate coating Ingredients:

2 C Chocolate chips, melted per package directions

1 T Vegetable oil

 

Gather up your toppings Ingredients:

Your toppings could be salt flakes or a shelled peanut for each chocolate covered treat. Or, top them with what you like – but keep it simple.

 

Make the chocolate balls:

-In a medium mixing bowl, beat the Nutella, peanut butter and soft butter with an electric hand mixer to combine and smooth out.

-Add the powdered sugar slowly, beating on low to combine. Turn the beater on medium to make sure everything is well combined.

-Stir in the rough chopped peanuts.

-Chill for 1 hour.

-Scoop 1-2 tablespoon balls onto parchment paper on a pan.

-Chill for another hour, then roll the balls in your hands if you want them smoother. If you roll them again, chill them again for 20 minutes so they are fairly cold when you dip them in the warm chocolate.

 

Melt the chocolate coating:

-In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chips according to the package directions.

-Add the oil and stir in until smooth. This will add a little shine to your chocolate covered treats! 


Assembly line time:

-Line up the melted chocolate, chilled chocolate balls on a parchment paper lined pan and your toppings, if you have chosen to add something on top. You may want an additional -pan to place the chocolate covered treats onto.

-With a fork or chocolate dipping utensil, dip one ball at a time into the melted chocolate. -Make sure it’s coated on all over. Tap the fork on the side of the bowl so excess chocolate drips off back into the bowl.

-Carefully slide the chocolate covered treat off onto the parchment paper.

-Add your salt flakes or peanut on top while the chocolate is still wet. Instead of adding something on top, this time I made a little swirl on top with the fork. Another option is to drizzle some of the melted chocolate over top to make an overall pattern.

-Repeat with the rest of the chocolate balls. If they get too warm, chill them a little. If the melted chocolate starts to solidify, go ahead and remelt it a little in the microwave…maybe 10-20 seconds…and restir.

-Chill the chocolate covered treats in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes before serving. 


Storage:

-I store the chocolate covered treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

-To freeze, I store them in an airtight container for up to a month.

 

These are delicious as they are, served with wine or to have with fresh strawberries on the side. There are so many options for enjoying these special treats. Whoever you share them, enjoy and “Bake your own Memories!”

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