Easy Christmas Recipes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

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This Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle recipe is one of the many easy Christmas recipes you simply must try making for a family Christmas event. At our event they absolutely flew off the plate, they were the most popular Christmas sweet there! I have the recent Coles Magazine to thank for this wonderful Christmas recipe. It’s super easy to make (I never like to make anything that’s too fiddly or difficult) so I thought I’d share it with you and if you haven’t come up with what Christmas Sweet or Dessert you’re contributing this Christmas, this one has to be it (for those without peanut allergies of course).

Ingredients

1/2 x 250g packet Arnott’s Ginger Nut Biscuits
395g can Sweetened Condensed Milk
3/4 cup Kraft Smooth Peanut Butter (the recipe called for Kraft No Added Sugar or Salt Crunchy Peanut Butter but I just used what we had in the cupboard and it tasted great!)
50g butter, chopped
2 x 250g Cadbury Dark Melts
Crushed Roasted Unsalted Peanuts, to decorate
Dutch Cocoa, to decorate (I actually used Cadbury Bournville Cocoa)

Method

  1. Grease a 20cm square cake tin. Line with baking paper. Crush biscuits in a food processor (or if you don’t have one, improvise and use something like a rolling pin), leaving some texture (it’s really nice when you bite into these to get a chunky bit of biscuit)
  2. Stir condensed milk, peanut butter and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat until smooth and just starting to bubble. Remove from heat, stir in biscuit crumbs, pour into tin and smooth the top. Refrigerate 3 hours, or until firm.
  3. Scoop out generous teaspoons of mixture and roll into balls.
  4. Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl over pan of simmering water (or I used the microwave in short bursts, stirring in between until I got the correct consistency). Using two forks, dip balls into chocolate to coat, this is the messy bit but some people in my household loved to stick their fingers in the chocolate! I rolled half of the balls in crushed peanuts and left the other half plain. Chill on a tray for 1 hour in the refrigerator. Dust the plain balls with cocoa.

Enjoy!

Merry Christmas!

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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16 Comments

  1. December 12, 2013 / 9:47 pm

    Yum. But I might eat those Ginger nut biscuits before they make it into the bowl…

  2. December 13, 2013 / 12:26 am

    The truffles sound delicious – can’t wait to try making them. Have a wonderful weekend, Jan

  3. December 13, 2013 / 4:54 am

    Perfect timing with this recipe! I am looking for an easy to make Christmas treat, that won’t break the bank (though may damage my waistline!). This could be the treat I need, as ANY recipe that has chocolate and peanut butter, is a winner in my world!

    Thanks.

  4. December 13, 2013 / 4:55 am

    Perfect timing with this recipe! I am looking for an easy to make Christmas treat, that won’t break the bank (though may damage my waistline!). This could be the treat I need, as ANY recipe that has chocolate and peanut butter, is a winner in my world!

    Thanks.

  5. December 13, 2013 / 6:32 am

    O h yummo Eva! Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe. 🙂

  6. December 13, 2013 / 10:30 am

    Oh this look delish! Unfortunately we can’t have peanut butter (my boy is allergic) but I’m sure I could use the nut free peanut butter! YUM!

  7. December 14, 2013 / 1:22 am

    Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Truffles!! Heaven! Yummo, I’m sharing this on my fb page – too good not to! 🙂