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Recipe found on http://today.msnbc.msn.com/ by Dave Martin
Peanut Butter Truffles
Dave Martin from Bravo's "Top Chef"
Makes 64 truffles
These fast and easy truffles are sure to impress family and friends. The chocolate drizzle on the top will have everyone thinking that they are from an expensive chocolate store. You can also purchase truffle (candy) cups at your local craft store or supermarket, to set each of the truffles in for display or to box up a dozen as a gift.
• 2 cups smooth peanut butter
• 1/2 cup unsalted butter
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
• One 12 ounce bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
With a Kitchen Aid or hand mixer, blend peanut butter and unsalted butter until smooth. Add vanilla and then slowly add powdered sugar until mixture is blended. Roll filling mixture into 1-inch balls.
For best results, place formed balls into freezer covered with saran wrap. This process allows you extra time when rolling in the warm chocolate.
In a small sauce pan, heat water to boiling and place a small Pyrex bowl with chocolate chips over the water, but do not allow the bowl to touch the water. Heat water as needed to keep chocolate melted. Remove frozen peanut butter balls from freezer and carefully drop one at a time into warm chocolate. Use a fork to remove and place onto waxed paper, releasing ball with a second fork. Let chocolate set.Take small plastic sandwich bag and add a tablespoon of melted chocolate into one corner of the baggie. Snip a small piece of the baggie and drizzle chocolate onto each of the dipped truffles in any desired pattern. Place truffles in refrigerator to set completely, and store finished truffles in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator for up to one week. Makes approximately 64 truffles.