Tuesday, March 13, 2012

pinterest test kitchen: chubby hubby truffles

Do you pin recipes?  I have a confession to make…I have 185 pins on my Recipe board on Pinterest.  Some of these have made it into our dinner rotation and others have been just okay.  I haven’t had any Pinterest recipe “fails” yet but several of my friends (and a few bloggers) have.  I thought it would be fun to start a series called Pinterest Test Kitchen…actual recipes from Pinterest that I try out in my own kitchen to see if they are a success or a big, old fail.

The first recipe was this:

We had a little Bachelor Finale Party last night so I thought these would be the perfect snack to bring…and let me tell you, they were DELICIOUS!  One of the college girls described them as Take 5 Truffles.  Have you ever had a Take 5 bar?  They are deliciously similar!

My sweet little kitchen helper crushed up the pretzels for me and helped mix the “filling” ingredients in the Kitchen Aid mixer.  The recipe suggests you mix the ingredients in a bowl, but use your mixer…so much easier!

my little kitchen helper

Anytime I make a recipe using peanut butter this is what I see…our dog LOVES peanut butter and has supersonic hearing.  When the peanut butter jar opens, Raleigh comes running!  Does this happen in your house??

peanut butter loving dog
A few more suggestions:
  • The original recipe makes 18 truffles…I doubled it for our party (and to have some extra for a dinner we’re hosting tonight) and the recipe doubled beautifully.
  • I used a cookie scoop to form the truffles rather than rolling them into balls.  This gave them a flat bottom to sit on and went a lot faster than rolling!
  • Instead of melting chocolate chips (and mixing them with shortening), I happened to have some chocolate almond bark in my pantry.  This worked great to dip the truffles in and dried fast!
  • To drizzle the peanut butter over the tops of the finished truffles, I melted 3 tablespoons of peanut butter in a Wilton squeeze bottle.  It made it EASY to drizzle!   

This recipe gets 5 stars in my Pinterest Test Kitchen…it’s easy, delicious, and great for a group!

chubby hubby peanut butter truffles
Have you had any Pinterest recipe fails?  Do you have a tried-and-true Pinterest recipe that I should try?


  1. Here are a couple of new favs thanks to pinterest! http://thnxpinterest.com/category/yumm/
    Love this new section of your blog...looking forward to many more :)

  2. Oh.my.word those look sooooooo good! I pin recipes like crazy. So many great ideas!


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