May 02, 2010

::SMS:: Peanut butter truffles

Today's SMS is brought to you by Mara of Love Your Mother Earth.

Peanut butter & chocolate...what's not to love? This recipe came together in less than 20 minutes. Refrigerate for 2 hours and then scoop. I used my melon baller for less-than-one-tablespoon-sized truffles. I quartered every ingredient of this recipe EXCEPT the peanut butter and then rolled my truffles in powdered sugar.


The verdict: the bittersweet chocolate used in this recipe is powerful. The peanut butter was still NOT enough!


Sorry for such a short post but this weekend, aside from enjoying the summer weather with my toddler, I'll be baking for charity. My girlfriend is running the NYC Marathon in November and at the same time raising money for the fight against cancer. I'm running weekly bake sales and will be donating all the proceeds until she reaches her goal of of $3500. For more information or to donate as well here's the link.

14 comments:

eggya said...

wow Karen, that's such a great and sweet idea!

Flourchild said...

How nice of you to help raise money for cancer! Great job! Your truffles look yummy. I liked the recipe too!

Stephanie said...

They look great! I'll be posting mine later. Love that you put them in the little liners!

Candy Girl said...

Looks great but I agree about the bittersweet chocolate being very strong and the peanut butter not strong enough. Great idea to use your baking for the greater good!

Tracey Citron said...

Yours look good. I was surprised to read that yours were still not peanut buttery enough even after quartering the rest of the ingredients. I used milk chocolate in mine and found that really brought out the peanut butter.

Julie said...

These look beautiful!! I used a couple of your hints when I made mine today. Thanks!!

Mara... said...

Yours look beautiful!! I agree, it needed more peanut butter.

I am so proud of you for helping out your friend with her fundraising. I am doing the 2-day Avon Walk for Breast Caner walk in September and the fundraising can be scaring. GOOD luck to you and your friend!!

Thanks for baking this week!

margot said...

I made the exact same proportions and felt the same way about the peanut butter flavor. Yours look great, though.

What a great way to help your friend raise money! I have considered trying to fundraise for races, bake sales are an awesome idea.

Leslie said...

Lovely truffles! I like the effect with powdered sugar. The peanuts were so hard to work with!

spike. said...

still not enough PB?! well, they look beautiful

Joy said...

Hi Karen!

I just wanted to thank you so much for the lovely email you wrote me, as well as the incredible understanding and compassion you showed me. I'm really glad to be back in action with SMS, and I look forward to keeping in touch with you as we bake together each week. You continue to do an incredible job holding the group together- we couldn't do it without you.

Your truffles look fantastic- I love the little paper cups. It definitely seems like a common theme with everyone that the peanut butter flavor wasn't strong enough, but I'm sure they were certainly still delicious!

I think that it's so sweet and thoughtful of you to support your friend and her fund raising efforts. Best of luck with all your bake sales- I'm sure people are lining up around the block to taste your many incredible creations :)

Have a great start to your week, and I hope to hear from you soon!

<3,
Joy
http://hotovenwarmheart.wordpress.com/

Nina said...

That's a great idea! I hope that your friend is SUPER successful in her run!

Tracey said...

What a wonderful idea Karen - it's so nice of you to help your friend with fundraising for the race!

Your truffles look terrific! Bummer to hear that the peanut butter flavor still didn't come through in your version. I guess the search for a yummy peanut butter truffle continues...

Cafe Chibita said...

These look great! I love the contrast in color between the powdered sugar and the chocolate!

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