These truffles are what dreams are made of. Peanut butter dreams, that is.
They were probably, maybe, my favorite of all the truffles I made during my truffle mania (who can decide between truffles??).
The interior is creamy, dreamy, and smooth while also having a crunch from rice cereal. Both smooth and crunchy? Only in a peanut butter dream.
The filling is reminiscent of the filling for a peanut butter cup. Most peanut butter cup recipes call for a mixture of peanut butter and powdered sugar which gives a thicker texture and a sweeter taste. It is candy, after all. These truffles have that same mixture.
The sweet peanut butter filling is coated with a nice layer of chocolate. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, however, for a more Reese's type treat, use milk chocolate for the coating. If you really want to get crazy, try coating it with white chocolate. Peanut butter and white chocolate is a very underrated flavor combo! (White chocolate pretzels are also phenom if you happen to have an excess of melted chocolate as I did. ;) )
These are so easy to whip up and they taste like a peanut butter cup. What could be better?!
P.S. If you really want it to taste like a peanut butter cup, you may leave out the rice cereal. The ratio of filling to chocolate will be more comparable to that of a Reese's egg. Alternatively, you may also use mini muffin liners to make true peanut butter cups - the options are endless.
Peanut Butter Dreams
- 1/2 Tbsp butter, softened
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
- 3 Tbsp rice cereal
- Melted chocolate
- Mix the butter and peanut butter until combined. Mix in the powdered sugar, adding more if it needs a thicker consistency. Mix in the rice cereal, if desired.
- Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls and chill in the fridge or freezer. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate of your choice. (For tips on melting chocolate, see my post here: Chocolate Tips & Tricks. )
- Prepare a plate with wax paper or other surface to put the finished truffles on. Remove the balls from the fridge or freezer and dip them in the melted chocolate. I used two spoons to accomplish this. Place them on the prepared cooling surface. Allow them to sit for about 30 minutes or place in the fridge to speed the cooling process. When the chocolate is set, prepare to experience a dream!