RECIPE: Peanut Butter Grape-Nuts Truffles
I love truffles as much as the next chocoholic. Biting into one is always a little adventure in itself – what will it taste like?
I decided to experiment the other day and make a healthy truffle which I named Peanut Butter Grape-Nuts Truffles.
They turned out great! Not overly sweet, yet enough flavor to satisfy a sweet tooth and those who like a crunchy texture. Heck, even my 12-year-old daughter and her friend liked them! YAY!
I love it when a recipe I created up on a whim is a success!
To say these are incredibly easy is an understatement!
I just put all the ingredients into my little KitchenAid chopper, pressed the chop and puree buttons until it was all mixed up really well.
Freeze until very firm – anywhere between a few hours or overnight.
After the dough balls have set, dip in melted chocolate. Dark chocolate works best since it has less cocoa butter, therefore setting firmer than milk chocolate. Plus, as you know, dark chocolate is much healthier!
Chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or until chocolate has set.
Ta-da – Peanut Butter Grape-Nuts Truffles! A very healthy alternative to the traditional truffles which have all kinds of harmful fats in them.
As always, enjoy!
Peanut Butter Grape-Nuts Truffles
1 Cup peanut butter (I use Adam's crunchy)
1/2 Cup chopped chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)
1-1/2 Cups Grape-Nuts
4 TBS honey
Dark chocolate (for dipping)
Place all ingredients in a food processing or chopper and blend until thoroughly mixed.
Scoop into 1" dough balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.
Freeze until very firm - several hours to overnight.
Melt dark chocolate and dip each dough ball until completely covered, carefully tapping off excess chocolate. Place on prepared cookie sheet and chill in the refrigerator until chocolate is set - approximately 10 minutes.