Golden Grahams Peanut Butter Truffles

These bite-sized treats are a playful riff on the buckeye, which is a decadent peanut butter ball dipped in chocolate. While buckeyes are traditionally smooth and creamy throughout, these truffles have a bit of crunch thanks to the crushed Golden Grahams hidden inside. A dose of cream cheese keeps the peanut butter center from being overly sweet, and because the confections are petite, one bite is all it takes to seriously satisfy a chocolate craving. Dipping half of the treats in dark chocolate and half in white chocolate ensures chocolate-lovers of every type can enjoy the dessert. Milk chocolate would be lovely as well!

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These bite-sized treats are a playful riff on the buckeye, which is a decadent peanut butter ball dipped in chocolate. While buckeyes are traditionally smooth and creamy throughout, these truffles have a bit of crunch thanks to the crushed Golden Grahams hidden inside. A dose of cream cheese keeps the peanut butter center from being overly sweet, and because the confections are petite, one bite is all it takes to seriously satisfy a chocolate craving. Dipping half of the treats in dark chocolate and half in white chocolate ensures chocolate-lovers of every type can enjoy the dessert. Milk chocolate would be lovely as well!

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 ounce cream cheese, softened
  2. Check ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  3. Check 1 cup Golden Grahams, finely crushed and divided
  4. Check teaspoon kosher salt
  5. Check cups confectioners' sugar
  6. Check 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  7. Check 4 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  8. Check 4 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  9. Check 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided

Directions

  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add the cream cheese, peanut butter, ½ cup crushed Golden Grahams, and salt to the bowl of an electric mixture. Beat until combined. Add the confectioners' sugar and butter, mix until incorporated.
  3. Roll dough into 32 balls and place onto prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, melt the dark chocolate and ½ tablespoon vegetable oil. Remove from heat and pour into a smaller bowl.
  5. Remove the dough balls from the refrigerator. Using a spoon or the tines of a fork, dip half of the balls in the melted chocolate, one by one, and return to the baking sheet. (Make sure each ball is completely coated in chocolate.) Sprinkle the top of each chocolate-dipped truffle with reserved crushed Golden Grahams.
  6. Return baking sheet to the fridge as you repeat the process with the white chocolate.
  7. Refrigerate all of the truffles until firm, about 30 minutes.