Monday, August 23, 2010

Almond and Peanut Butter Truffles

My mom's birthday was this weekend and I wanted to make an extra special treat for her. My brother had already baked a 2 layer red velvet cake with fondant icing so I needed to come up with something else that would delight her just as much. Behold tantalizing Almond and Peanut Butter Truffles!

Flavors include: Peanut Butter with Cocoa Powder, Peanut Butter with Toasted Sesame Seeds, Almond Butter with Cocoa Powder, and Almond Butter with Unsweetened Coconut and Almond Meal

These were super easy to make and definitely tasty! Looking at the picture, they kind of look like mini doughnuts. Despite my love for good ol' chocolate, surprisingly my top favorites were the coconut and toasted sesame seed ones. Deee-lish! Def try these if you can. You won't be sorry!

Truffle Recipe:

1 cup of nut butter
1 tablespoon Soy Protein Powder
1 teaspoon sugar
Different ingredients to coat the truffles in

In a medium-size bowl, mix together the nut butter and the soy protein powder. I actually used my hands for this bit to get it really well blended. Add in the sugar and continue mixing thoroughly.

Roll the mixture into 3/4 inch balls and place on a piece of parchment paper and set aside for rolling.

Roll the truffles in any assortment of coatings. Some suggestions include: toasted sesame seeds, unsweetened coconut, almond meal, or cocoa powder. Since I made both almond and peanut butter truffles, I also added either an almond or peanut to the top of the truffles respectively so that tasters could easily distinguish which flavored treat they were about to enjoy.

If you aren't going to serve these immediately, I suggest putting them in the fridge to firm up for a bit. If you absolutely can't wait though, go ahead and dig right in! I won't tell. =)

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Before I go, I will leave you with this photo from my mom's birthday dinner:

These are the rather awful fortune cookies my family received after we finished dinner at a local Chinese food restaurant. My dad got the "You look pretty" one & my mom got the "if your desires are not extravagant..."
Um, all I have to say is EPIC fail and Happy Birthday Mom! =)

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