Chubby Hubby Truffles

Since I love Chubby Hubby ice cream so much, I wanted to do a little something in honor of this amazing ice cream flavor. My first thought was some sort of turtle cheesecake but then I stumbled upon these little gems. They are peanut butter and pretzel bites dipped in chocolate just like the ice cream. AND even better, they don’t require any baking. I recommend making a few batches because they are going to be flying off the plate!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 1/2 cups pretzel pieces
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 Tbs unsalted butter, room temperature
2 Tbs light brown sugar
pinch of salt
3  Tbs powdered sugar
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbs vegetable shortening

How to make them:

Put the pretzel pieces in a baggie and smash the up into little pieces (rolling over them with a rolling pin works really well).

In a medium-sized bowl mix the peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and salt until smooth. Then add the pretzel pieces and mix them in thoroughly. Add the powdered sugar and mix until everything is combined.

Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper (if you are like me and hate parchment paper, just use foil). Take a small scooper (or just your hands) and mold  the batter into little balls and place on the baking sheet until there is no batter left. Place into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

When you are ready to dip the truffles, place the chocolate chips and vegetable shortening into a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 seconds intervals at 50% power stirring after each interval until the chocolate sauce is smooth and creamy.

One at a time, dip the truffles into the chocolate and use a spoon or fork to roll it around until it is completely covered. Place the truffle back onto the baking sheet. Repeat this for all truffles. Place the baking sheet back into the refrigerator for another 30 minutes.

If you want, you can add a little peanut butter drizzle on top.

Recipe from: Brown Eyed Baker

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