Sunday, April 2, 2023

PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY TRUFFLES: National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day!

When I was growing up, if a child didn't eat the school or camp lunch, out came the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Gluten and peanut allergies were never considered. But, I was a finicky eater as a child, and I didn't like peanut butter and jelly. So I often went without lunch, although I never said anything. I just gave the sandwiches away. Plenty of kids wanted them. Even now, although I love jelly, and I love peanut butter, I don't like the combination. Unless, of course, there's chocolate!

So for today's food holiday, National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day, here's a simple recipe for Peanut Butter & Jelly Truffles. There are other recipes out there, but I love this one!


8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1 cup dark chocolate, chopped
1 cup smooth peanut butter
3/4 cup grape jelly
Chopped peanuts

Put cream cheese in bowl.
Melt chocolate and stir into bowl of cream cheese.
Add peanut butter.
Mix together on low speed.
Put mixture into square 8" dish. Spread evenly and chill in fridge for an hour.
Using melon baller or spoon, scoop out and then roll with hands into a ball.
Make a deep depression with thumb in each ball and fill with 1/4 tsp jelly.
Smooth over to seal jelly in ball.
Roll truffles in chopped peanuts.
Place on waxed paper and chill.
Keep in refrigerator until ready to eat.

1 comment:

Kim Hays said...

I didn't like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a kid, but I discovered them about ten years ago and have one for lunch at least once a week. But I'm not regressing completely: I haven't rediscovered a passion for Orange Crush or gummy bears.