Yesterday I brought you peanut butter pie. I said there would be some leftover filling and promised I would give you an idea of what to do with the extra. Today I fulfill the promise by bringing you hand dipped chocolate peanut butter truffles. Wow. Are you ready for a rich bite of yumminess? You can do this recipe if you have the left over pie filling or you can just make up the pie filling in order to do this recipe. I just used the leftover, and it made 9 truffles. That said, I did have a few spoonfuls of filling before making these, so it might yield a few more than I was able to make. This recipe is going to be an approximation but don’t be intimidated by that. It’s all pretty simple and not an exact science.
First I used my food processor to grind up 11 Oreos.
I then added the Oreo cookie mix to the peanut butter filling mix. Make sure to click back to find the peanut butter filling recipe. I didn’t end up using all of the Oreos, although this may have helped with the texture before dipping into the chocolate. Add what looks good to you and taste along the way.
My son helped me mix the two together.
Because I was estimating, I wanted to make sure to give you a good visual of the Oreo to filling ratio. Again, I think it would be great to add some more Oreo crumbs to the filling. I’m pretty sure you can’t go too wrong here so don’t be intimated by the lack of exact amounts in this “recipe.”
I don’t have a picture of the next step, but you will want to melt about 16 ounces (if you are doing your extra filling) of semisweet or dark chocolate in a double boiler or a glass bowl over a pan filled with a bit of boiling water. You don’t want the boiling water to touch the bottom of the bowl or inner pan. It is the steam that you want to melt the chocolate. Direct heat is never good for chocolate.
This is about how big I made the scoops of filling. That is a teaspoon scooping it up.
This is where I began to think my recipe was going to be a fail. I scooped out little balls of the Oreo/filling mix. I tried to roll them into balls. I then tried to dip one in chocolate. As you can tell from the picture, the filling was a bit gooey and didn’t cover very well with the chocolate. I ALMOST gave up thinking I had just hit a dead end. However, I knew the flavor profile was good, so I decided to still go with it and find a solution. My solution was to stick this pan in the freezer for just a bit to help the filling solidify a bit. This happens PRIOR to dipping it in the chocolate. After I felt like the filling was an easier consistency to work with, I took them out and rolled them a bit more to make them into a better shape. At that point I felt more confident that this was actually going to work.
I began to hand dip each one in the chocolate and then sprinkle with sea salt (optional) because I’m a little obsessed with the sea salt and chocolate combo. Because the filling and Oreo balls are straight out the freezer, the chocolate will begin to solidify quickly, so you will want to do the sea salt right away.
These offer just a bite of goodness. I love truffles because I really feel like I can eat just one, but it provides a really good bite to finish off a meal. I also loved having truffles as an option at my last dessert shower because it provides that little extra piece of chocolate for people to enjoy.
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