Monday, February 25, 2013

Valentine's Day Truffles

I know, I know. It's been a while. :( I have no excuses. All my classes are online this semester, so I have plenty of free time. We didn't even really do anything for Valentine's day. Sam and I went to Vegas. You know, revisiting the honeymoon, getting free tickets to shows (we got really really lucky and only had to listen to an hour-long "not"-timeshare demonstration...), exploring all the different casinos, you know, the whole Vegas experience. But that's not the point. The point is, y'all are about to be bombarded by a ton of posts. I pinky promise. But for now, let's start with a jaw-dropping, earth-moving, life-changing chocolate experience. I might be overselling it, but one of the bartenders at Sam's restaurant said this stuff could stop wars. But you guys be the judges.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
from Bakerella

8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
10 ounces semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Yeah, the three things that make the world go 'round. Yum!

First off, beat that cream cheese until fluffy and smooth.

Melt the delicious chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals until smooth.

Reminds me of that chocolate river from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Nom!

Add the peanut butter to the chocolate (no extra heat necessary!) and stir it until smooth.

Pour this heavenly concoction over the cream cheese and stir until completely combined.

Spread it all into a square pan and then let it chill for several hours. (This part is really really hard!)

Now, let's talk toppings. You could always leave them plain, but hey, why not jazz them up? I picked some lovey-dovey nonpareils, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar.

Scoop the chocolate out with a melon baller, shaping it into about a teaspoon to tablespoon-sized ball. Roll the chocolate into balls and then chill them in the fridge for a few minutes if they get too warm.

Coat balls in whatever you want! Make them look as awesome as they taste.

Enjoy! They're amazing, and they'll be a hit with everyone. :) And I promise to write more again soon.