Treat Yourself: Reese's Spread Truffles
My husband shared a link on my Facebook last week about Hershey’s newest product, Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread. I was in love. Way back in the day, my best friend and I would have Nutella and peanut butter waffle sandwiches for breakfast. We’d take turns making them for each other and bringing them to class. I’d love to say it was one of my genius creations but it wasn’t. It was all from the BFF. The moment that very first waffle sandwich hit my lips I knew we’d be friends forever. This spread is literally a mixture of my regular college breakfast.
Well, this weekend I went slightly insane at my local Safeway when I stumbled upon this beautiful jar of everything that is good in the world. They had it! I bought a jar and hid it to make sure my husband didn’t get his grubby hands all over it before I was done with it. I kept it simple and made easy truffles with them. If you decide to make these, please don’t skip out on the crushed peanuts, it just makes it THAT much better. I used Ghirardelli Melting Chocolate for the shell. I won’t lie it can get a little messy and you might find yourself licking your hands a few times, but it’s totally worth it in the end. This is a guilt-free dessert- because you will have zero regrets after trying them.
Cook time: 25 minutes
Makes: 1 dozen
4 tbsp of Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread
12 oz chocolate (milk, dark, white- your choice!)
1.Leave your jar of Reese’s spread in the freezer for a few hours or overnight.
2. Scoop out 1 tsp of the cold Reese’s spread, gently roll into a ball and place on a plate or small baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Repeat until you get your 12 truffle centers. Freeze for 15 minutes.
3. While the centers are setting, melt the chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave, stirring every 15 seconds.
4. Remove the truffle centers and dip each ball into the chocolate with a fork. Tap off any excess chocolate and place back onto the plate. Freeze for 5 minutes or until the chocolate sets. Dip each truffle into the chocolate 1 more time and top with chopped peanuts. Place your truffles in the fridge to set and then enjoy!
If you want to know how to make these with a mold then head on over to my blog, Pretty Polymath!