A Jar of Peanut Butter, Sugar, Salt, and Sprinkles

Guess what? This recipe is so easy it fits in the subject line of this blog post. Really, there's no reason to even click through to read it except for that I didn't include the quantities. 

Don't worry, I won't hold back. But first, I have some things I want to say.

First, it's no secret that I have a deep love for Peanut Butter and Company. I've been a recipe developer for them for gosh, like 5 years, maybe longer (here's one of my fave recent recipes). Through the years I have developed a deep respect for them and what they do. They're good as people, but they also make a great peanut butter. For me, the magic is in that they manage to create a high quality peanut butter that still has the kid-friendly and palate-pleasing appeal of a nice creamy or crunchy peanut butter. I also love that they do flavors, and they do a good job of it. I'm talking right now, in particular, about their Dark Chocolate Dreams variety.

Everyone who has ever sampled Dark Chocolate Dreams will undoubtedly agree: the stuff is like crack. It's like the best parts of a peanut butter cup rolled into an easy-to-spoon-into-your-mouth form. 

And I've found a way to easily make it into a party-friendly truffle that will please everybody, but the recipe just so happens to come together in minutes. I made these today for a party I am attending tonight; I can't wait to see how they go over!

This wasn't a recipe I was hired to create and was not sponsored in any way other than I made it using a jar that I had left over from my last batch of recipe development. It was totally generated for my own life and as an offering for aforementioned party. I acted as my own focus group and sampled one, and I am pretty sure they're going to be a hit. 

Easiest-ever peanut butter chocolate truffles

Printable version here

  • 1 jar Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter (you could use a chocolate-hazelnut spread too if you aren't into peanut butter, but if that is you, WHO ARE YOU)
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • a big ol'bunch of sprinkles

Place the peanut butter in a stand mixer. Add one cup of sugar and the salt, and mix on low speed until nice and combined. 

Once mixed, pause mixing, and add another cup of sugar, and keep on mixing until nice and combined.

Repeat the previous step, adding the last cup of sugar. It should come together into a pliable dough, like play-doh. 

Roll the mixture into balls (about an inch, slightly more, in diameter). Roll each ball in sprinkles, and then place on a parchment or silicone-lined baking sheet.

Put the truffles in the fridge until ready to serve.