Chocolate, peanut butter cups, and cookie dough are three of the greatest desserts on earth. So what could be better than combining all three? Below, Food Steez presents a simple recipe for the truffles of your dreams.
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUP COOKIE DOUGH TRUFFLES
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ¼ cup flour
½ cup cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon milk
9+ mini Reese’s peanut butter cups
8 ounces white chocolate candy melts
¼ cup peanut butter chips
¼ cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening, divided
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugars, and vanilla. Slowly add the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Beat in the milk until creamy. Roll the dough into approximately 9+ equal balls. Flatten the dough balls slightly. Place a peanut butter cup in the center and fold the dough around the candy. Roll again into a ball shape and place on a wax paper lined tray. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Melt the white chocolate according to the package directions. Using a toothpick, dip each cookie dough truffle into the melted chocolate. Place on a wax paper lined tray until set. Place the peanut butter chips and ½ teaspoon shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds and stir until creamy. Heat again for 15-20 seconds if needed.
Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds and stir until creamy. Heat again for 15-20 seconds if needed. Using a spoon, drizzle both melted chocolate and peanut butter chips over truffles, let harden, then enjoy!