On the last night of our SNAPcut Challenge, I mixed all the peanut butter we had left with judicious amounts of four other ingredients to make these quick, satisfying truffles. The recipe for We Made It Cocoa Peanut-Butter Truffles is supremely easy. These quick treats taste a lot like a homemade version of the famous chocolate peanut-butter cups. They are a lot healthier than Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, with no cholesterol and no cryptic ingredients such as PGPR or TBHQ.
Can you enjoy luxuries like chocolate truffles on a food-stamp budget? Yes! These treats cost just 24 cents each or $1.43 for the batch using organic ingredients. I just updated the cost and added nutritional information.
Make six large truffles to delight you and your sweetheart. For parties, I double the recipe and make thirty smaller ones to share. As always when you cook from scratch, you can make these truffles as organic as your budget allows. If you use natural peanut butter that separates, pour off some peanut oil before starting to make them lower in fat and more stable at room temperature.