Remember when you were little and you would spin a globe around and put your finger on it and exclaim that wherever it landed is where you were going to live when you grew up? Well I have decided to incorporate that mentality into my “what to bake next” routine.  You see, everyday, I Pin recipes, I save recipes to my inbox recipe folder, I tear out recipes from magazines and I mark pages in cookbooks that have recipes that I must make.  However, I have all of these real and virtual piles of recipes, but rarely do I actually make any of them!  And it’s so silly because these recipes are where I find a lot of my inspiration for things I actually am baking in my kitchen each week, so why oh why have I not actually made more of these recipes that have inspired me in the first place?  We are changing that today with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Truffles.

In this spirit of the “spin the globe” game, I am going to select a recipe from either my Pinterest boards or my inbox from other bloggers who have inspired me and put my own twist on the recipe and share it with you each month.  I may do this once or twice a month and I hope that it will inspire you the way that these recipes inspire me to try new things and to create adorable and scrumptious treats to share.

Last weekend I shared this Pretzel Toffee Fudge with you and suggested that it would be a great addition to a homemade chocolate box to give on Valentine’s Day.

Pretzel Toffee Fudge {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

Well, we all like a little variety and so why not add these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Truffles to that thoughtful gift of yours?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Truffles {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

This recipe was adapted from Bakerella who is notorious as the cake pop lady but she also whips up some other sweets and treats that are worthy of recreating.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Truffles {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Truffles could not be easier to make and again, will fool your sweetie into thinking that you have slaved all day in the kitchen to make him/her something special.  I rolled my truffles in crushed salted peanuts, but you could roll them in cocoa powder or toss them in some sprinkles as well.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Truffles {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Truffles

Prep Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: ~25-30 truffles

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Truffles: Simple, yet decadent and creamy chocolate truffles rolled in crunchy crushed peanuts

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk chocolate)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped peanuts

Instructions

  1. In a small, microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments until smooth.
  2. In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add melted chocolate to cream cheese mixture and beat to combine.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  5. Use a small spoon or melon baller to scoop firmed mixture into small balls. Roll balls with your hands to shape into spheres.
  6. Roll balls in chopped peanuts, pressing the balls into the peanuts gently so that they stick.
  7. Serve immediately or keep refrigerated.
  8. Recipe adapted from Bakerella

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Truffles {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

 

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7 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    I love truffles, what a great flavor combo!

    Reply

  2. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

    We were just talking about the oreo truffles that are similar at lunch!! I’ve been craving sweets like crazy this week. I blame Valentine’s Day. 🙂

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Feb 12, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

      Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for overindulging a bit this week!

      Reply

  3. Liz
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 9:49 pm

    I know what you mean about having a collection of recipes and never making them! What a great idea – and I love your truffles 🙂

    Reply

  4. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    Oh, these sound perfect! Peanut butter and chocolate candy gets devoured around here!

    Reply

  5. sally @ sallys baking addiction
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    I like your idea of picking your next recipes Mercedes! I can never decide what to make next. 🙂 And I love all of these flavors together… obviously. chocolate and peanut butter is my weakness!

    Reply

  6. Anna (Hidden Ponies)
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 11:53 pm

    So simple, so addictive!! Love these!

    Reply

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