Dark Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Truffles

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Kristianne

I'm a San Francisco city girl who loves to cook and enjoy the outdoors. My cooking style focuses on healthy recipes, but I have a huge sweet tooth that I am constantly fighting! When I'm not cooking/eating/photographing/writing about food, I'm at the hospital full-time or running. I'm addicted to blogging about food - www.mysanfranciscokitchen.com

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Homemade truffles can seem intimidating to make at home, but they are actually very easy! No special equipment is needed. The peanut butter filling is made in the Magic Bullet, chilled in the refrigerator, and then dipped in melted dark chocolate mixed with a splash of coconut oil.

Melting chocolate can be a difficult task, but once you know what you are doing it is quite simple. The most important thing is to melt the chocolate chips very slowly over low heat. To do this, boil a small amount of water in a large pot, turn off the heat and place another smaller pot in the water (or stainless steel bowl) that is filled with the chocolate chips. This ensures that the chocolate won’t burn.

Once your chocolate is melted, the dipping fun begins! I used shredded coconut to hide the holes on top of my truffles that were made from the fork I used to dip the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate, but you can also swirl the chocolate around a bit to hide them, too.

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Dark Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Truffles

Ingredients

  • 6 oz dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Add the peanut butter, banana, coconut and vanilla to a Magic Bullet cup and blend until creamy.
  2. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on parchment paper.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  4. Bring a medium pot filled 1/4 full of water to boil, then turn off the heat.
  5. Set a smaller pot or stainless steel bowl filled with the chocolate chips and coconut oil into the water and stir occasionally as the chocolate melts.
  6. Use a fork to dip the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate and set back onto the parchment paper.
  7. Chill for 15 minutes until chocolate is hardened.

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Makes 12 truffles

 

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