I have never been one to do much for Valentine's Day, but I am happy to have any reason to cook or bake something special. Or in the case of these truffles, to mix, roll, and chill something special. These tasty truffles are not only easy and a healthier option, but are made using a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
We all know that chocolate and peanut butter are wonderful together. Add pretzels, and you have the ultimate salty-sweet combination. Toss in a little flaxseed for good measure, and voila! Delicious little Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles. These are the perfect little treat for your sweetie this Valentine's Day, or for yourself any day simply because you are worth it!
Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
Yields 16 truffles
1/2 cup chunky natural peanut butter
1/2 cup pretzels, crushed (this yields approx. 1/4 cup once crushed)
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted
sprinkles (optional, for topping)
chopped peanuts (optional, for topping)
- In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, crushed pretzels and flaxseed until combined. Put in the freezer for 45 minutes to 1 hour (until mixture is solid).
- Roll a small rounded teaspoonful of peanut butter mixture in your hands to form a ball. Place ball on small tray (or plate) lined with parchment or waxed paper. Repeat until all mixture is used. Put tray in freezer until firm, at least 1 hour (I often do this overnight).
- Working quickly, dip the frozen balls in melted chocolate and place back on parchment-lined tray. (Note: using 2 forks to dip and pass the balls in the chocolate works well). Top with sprinkles or chopped peanuts, if desired. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, at least 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.
Adapted from Eating Well