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Peanut Butter Cookie Truffles

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Peanut Butter Cookie Truffles
  • Prep 55 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 48

Truffles won't be intimidating any longer after making these delightful little chocolate candies. The secret ingredient? Peanut butter cookies!

Ingredients

  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker™ peanut butter cookie mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and egg called for on cookie mix package
  • 125 g (half 250 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cocktail peanuts

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Make cookies as directed on pouch. Cool completely, at least 15 minutes.
  • 2
    In food processor, process half of the cookies to fine crumbs. Remove and set aside; process remaining cookies to fine crumbs. Combine all of cookie crumb mixture in food processor. Add cream cheese and peanut butter. Process until well combined and can be pressed into a ball, 1 to 2 minutes. Shape into 48 (1 1/4-inch) balls; place on cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on High 60 to 90 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  • 4
    Using 2 forks, dip and roll chilled cookie balls, one at a time, into melted chocolate. Return to lined baking sheet; immediately sprinkle top of each with chopped peanuts. If chocolate has cooled too much, reheat. Refrigerate truffles about 10 minutes or until coating is set. Store covered in refrigerator.

  • For even easier dipping, take two plastic forks, cut out centre two tines, and use to dip into melted chocolate.
  • To make ahead, freeze truffles in airtight containers with waxed paper between layers.
  • No food processor? Follow step 1 as written. Then place half of the cookies in 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag. Seal bag; crush cookies with rolling pin to small crumbs, breaking up larger pieces with hands if necessary. Place crumbs in large bowl. Repeat to crush remaining cookies; add to crumbs in large bowl. Add cream cheese and peanut butter. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture is well combined, starts to come together and can be formed into balls. Continue as directed in recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 48 truffles
Calories
118.5
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7.8g
Saturated Fat
3g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
2.6mg
Sodium
40mg
Total Carbs
12.2g
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
Sugars
4.3g
Protein
1.7g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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