Peanut-Butter-TrufflesCooking Time: 3 hours and 35 minutes

Creamy, delicious and decadent – a perfect gift!

Ingredients:

1½ cups (375 mL) finely chopped milk chocolate about 8 oz (250 g)
½ cup (125 mL) whipping cream 
¾ cup (175 mL) smooth peanut butter
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
1¼ cups (300 mL) peanuts, preferably honey roasted

Directions:

Place chocolate and cream in a small saucepan set over low heat. Watching very carefully, stir continuously until chocolate is nearly melted. Remove from heat and whisk until completely melted. Whisk in peanut butter and vanilla. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until firm enough to form into balls, 21/2 to 3 hours.

Meanwhile, place peanuts in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Then place in a wide shallow dish (a pie plate would work well). Using your hands form mixture into 3/4-inch (2-cm) balls then roll in peanuts to cover. Refrigerate on a waxed paper lined tray until firm. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week or freeze.

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Did You Know?

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    Peanuts are 100 per cent cholesterol-free and contain oleic acid, a heart-healthy source of unsaturated fat.

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    Peanut butter was invented around 1890 as a health food for the undernourished.
  • peanut-protein
    The peanut contains more protein than any other nut.
  • peanut
    The peanut is also called the earthnut, groundnut and goober pea.

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