Guest Post – Boyfriend Truffles aka Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Balls!

Today’s post comes from the lovely Leah, of Inspire and Indulge!  I’m away visiting family in Las Vegas, and Leah was so gracious to do a guest post for me while I’m gone 🙂  I love her DIY crafts, especially her pumpkin keg and etched glass canisters!  And I’m always drooling over her kitchen creations, including these boyfriend truffles…her boyfriend is one lucky guy!!  Thanks, Leah!

Hi there! I’m Leah from Inspire and Indulge and I’m so excited to be guest posting for Maura today while she’s traveling! If you’ve found your way here from my blog, thanks for following me over here. If you’re a devoted follower of Maura’s blog (like myself), it’s a pleasure to meet you. 🙂 Either way, I’ve got a special treat for you today and there’s no baking required!

Boyfriend TrufflesI’m sharing these decadent chocolate covered peanut butter pretzel balls in honor of my boyfriend’s birthday tomorrow. Since that’s a mouthful of a title, let’s just call them Boyfriend Truffles. Sounds fancier anyways, right? 😉

These are very easy to make but make sure you give yourself enough time to whip them up, shape them, freeze them, cover them in chocolate, and chill ’em.

To start, gather your ingredients – creamy peanut butter, confectioner’s sugar, pretzels, butter, milk, semi-sweet chocolate chips (and white chocolate chips if you want to drizzle), and shortening (not shown in picture).

Boyfriend Truffles_IngredientsMix together the peanut butter and melted butter then slowly add the confectioner’s sugar about 1/2 cup at a time. The mixture will be extremely crumbly and not look like a solid dough.

Boyfriend Truffles_Dry MixOnce all of the confectioner’s sugar has been added, slowly begin adding the milk 1 tablespoon at a time. Fold in your crumbled pretzel pieces. The consistency will still not really resemble a dough but if you take a small handful and squeeze it, the mixture should be pliable and easily hold its shape.

Boyfriend Truffles_DoughScoop up some of the dough mixture and roll in your hands to form 1-2 inch balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Boyfriend Truffles_Dough BallsPop the baking sheet into the freezer for about an hour, or until the dough balls are hard. When they’re ready, take them out and get ready to dip them in some chocolate.

Tip: It may be helpful to keep the dough balls in the freezer and only take out a few at a time to dip in the chocolate. If the dough balls start getting too soft, they may crumble as you’re trying to coat them in chocolate.

In a small bowl or measuring cup, microwave your chocolate chips and shortening at 30 second intervals (stirring each time) until you have smooth melted chocolate.

Boyfriend Truffles_Melted ChocolateUsing a toothpick, skewer, fork, or whatever you have, dip each dough ball in chocolate and twirl to remove any excess chocolate (if there is such a thing!).

Tip: If the melted chocolate starts to get too thick, just microwave it for another 10 seconds and stir.

Return the chocolate covered balls to the lined baking sheet and put them back in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to harden up. I drizzled mine with a little extra white chocolate for fun. I recommend storing these in an airtight container in the fridge. These would be great for holiday gifts or for a cookie exchange!

Boyfriend Truffles_With Drizzle

Boyfriend Truffles 2

Boyfriend Truffles (chocolate covered peanut butter pretzel balls)

Inspired by The Whimsical Princess

Makes roughly 2-3 dozen 1 inch balls

Ingredients

  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1.5 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks, finely crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2.5 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1.5 tablespoons shortening
  • optional: 1/2 white chocolate chips for drizzling + 1 teaspoon shortening

What to Do

  1. Mix together the peanut butter and melted butter then slowly add the confectioner’s sugar about 1/2 cup at a time. The mixture will be extremely crumbly and not look like a solid dough.
  2. Add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time.
  3. Fold in your crumbled pretzel pieces. The consistency will still not really resemble a dough but if you take a small handful and squeeze it, the mixture should be pliable and easily hold its shape.
  4. Scoop up some of the dough mixture and roll in your hands to form 1-2 inch balls.
  5. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  6. Pop the baking sheet into the freezer for about an hour, or until the dough balls are hard.
  7. In a small bowl or measuring cup, microwave your chocolate chips and shortening at 30 second intervals (stirring each time) until you have smooth melted chocolate.
  8. Using a toothpick, skewer, fork, or whatever you have, dip each dough ball in chocolate and twirl to remove any excess chocolate.
  9. Optional: Drizzle melted white chocolate on top.
  10. Return the chocolate covered balls to the lined baking sheet and put them back in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to harden up.
  11. Enjoy! Remember to store these in an airtight container in the fridge.
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23 thoughts on “Guest Post – Boyfriend Truffles aka Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Balls!

  1. Maura, hope you are having a wonderful time reconnecting with your loved ones!! And eating lots of yummy food, I’m sure..the last time to LV was when I was in 8th grade…
    Anyway, Leah, this looks like a wonderful recipe! And fun too ;). I love the addition of pretzel crumbles!! salty and sweet combo is always a winner in my book! And you’re right. THere’s no such thing as excess chocolate! Perhaps I could open my mouth really wide (shouldn’t be hard to do) to catch all the dripping “excess” chocolate ;). Thanks for sharing and happy birthday to your boyfriend!

  2. Haha, what a cute comment Min! I definitely giggled a few times reading this. Thank you for your kind words – Please let me know if you give the recipe a try… aka eat all of the excess chocolate. 😉

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  4. hol-ee-daaangg these sound so good! salty and sweet and peanut butter and chocolate.. pretty sure it doesn’t get better than that!

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