Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Truffle Shuffle (Er, Dash)

I am a terrible friend. One of my good friends and co-workers, Morgan, has invited me to her Christmas party, dinner out, and her birthday party, all within the last three months.

I accidentally slept through her Christmas party. I fell before going to dinner with her and mashed my knee so badly, I couldn't walk that night. And then, for her birthday, I drove around her neighborhood for 45 minutes trying to desperately find a parking spot. 

No dice. I blame the stupid person who decided to park an 1980's RV on downtown Baltimore streets (Seriously, RV person, what are you doing?), the drunkenly weaving, St. Patty's Day t-shirt wearing idiots who were drinking--and so taking up parking spots-- all day (Do you realize that March 17 is still 2 weeks away, party people?), and gigantic limos for bachelorette parties that took up 4 spots at one time.

With no other alternatives, I threw on my flashers and dashed into her house to giver her these peanut butter truffles that I had made for her get together.

I found the recipe on Pinterest. It's one of those viral recipes that really have no credibility other than that it's been shared a trillion times.  I halved the recipe simply because I didn't have enough of the ingredients and it still made almost 40 truffles.  I can't even imagine what I would do with 80 truffles, other than gorge myself and give up on fitting into my wedding dress.

But really, these are absolutely delicious. And I bet you have all of the ingredients already in your kitchen!

You'll Need: 
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup Rice Krispies
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • oil to add for melting chocolate
 Directions:
  1. In a large bowl, mix peanut butter, cereal, sugar, and melted butter until completely incorporated. Add a little bit of extra peanut butter if you need the mixture to stick together more firmly. 
  2. Roll mixture into balls and place on a foil-covered cookie sheet. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes
  3. In a microwavable-safe container, mix chocolate chips and about 1/2 teaspoon of oil. Mix and microwave for 30 seconds at a time until chips are completely melted, stirring at intervals. Add oil for a thinner chocolate consistency.
  4. Dip truffles into chocolate and place back on tray. Chill in the fridge until chocolate is hardened.
And then make sure you find a parking spot when you are taking them to your friend so that you can hang out with her. Don't be the lame one who can't make it to the party 45 minutes after it starts.

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