Chocolate peanut butter truffles with a sprinkling of sea salt on top. Heart shaped truffles for a cute Valentine’s day homemade gift.
I first shared these truffle recipes last year for Valentine’s Day, which I clearly made so I could stress-eat while bidding on houses. Just for fun, I thought I’d tell you that we didn’t get the house, and have been really grateful for that ever since. Sometimes things don’t work out because cooler things are meant to happen. ANYWAY, I hope you enjoy these mini Reese’s peanut butter cups shaped like hearts. I know I did!
When I was writing my list of Valentine’s Day desserts for two ideas, a recipe for ‘chocolate-peanut butter something’ made the list. I hadn’t exactly fleshed it out yet, only knowing I wanted to do some kind of variation on the power couple that is chocolate and peanut butter.
I bought a mini heart-shaped mold about 3.28 seconds after Adrianna posted these adorable sugar cubes, and knew some heart-shaped bites were in my future.
These chocolate peanut butter truffles were meant to be before I even finished the full thought process.
Plus a sprinkle of chunky salt (which is always in my future). I’ve got a big thing for salty desserts (see: salted almond brittle, salted caramel eclairs, and chocolate cookies with salted caramel buttercream!)
Chocolate peanut butter truffles, the ultimate distraction.
Ok, I’m sitting here writing to you acting like it’s no big deal, but I’m clearly distracted. My husband is out of town and I’m bidding on a house. They countered my first offer, and I’m over here shoving chocolate peanut butter truffles in my mouth trying to deal. I’m holding my ground.
I’m also practicing the phrase ‘That is my final offer.’ I’m basically pretending I’m one of the sharks on Shark Tank.
It’s not going so well. But, at least I only interrupted my husband once for a pep talk on negotiation skillz.
I’m trying to stay emotionally distant from it (the house, not my husband), and so if I get it, great. If not, there will be others (still not talking about husbands). It needs a complete kitchen renovation, and that scares me. But it’s SO FUN looking for ideas on Pinterest—just don’t make me decide on a single thing, thanks.
All I can decide is which side of the peanut butter truffle to eat first–the salty side or the plain?
Always the salty side. Always.
Make these mini Reese’s peanut butter cups in the shape of a heart for your Valentine.
You might gobble them up in 3.28 seconds, which is the exact amount of time it took me–oh, never mind.
The realtor is calling. I’m out!
For the coating:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1674 Total Fat: 124g Saturated Fat: 55g Cholesterol: 11mg Sodium: 421mg Carbohydrates: 114g Sugar: 84g Protein: 32g