nutter butter truffles

By now I’m guessing most people have tried the ever popular oreo truffles that appear around this time of year. (If not, you need to make some!). Well these nutter butter truffles are the same general idea, just made with nutter butters instead of oreos!. I saw this idea awhile ago on a random website (sorry, I can’t remember where!) and bought a package of nutter butters when they were on sale a few weeks later. The little peanut butter cookies proceeded to sit, unopened, in my cabinet until I started planning the 12 Days of Christmas Treats. All of a sudden I remembered them and just knew that nutter butter truffles would show up as one of the treats.

I¬†happily surprised¬†when I finally got around to making these cute little truffles. They are smooth and creamy on the inside, and the white chocolate coating is a great accompaniment to the peanut butter filling. The cream cheese keeps these from being too sweet, and they are not quite as peanut buttery as traditional peanut butter balls. Mike actually prefers these over peanut butter balls, but if I had to choose I still think I’d choose the traditional peanut butter balls over these new truffles. It would be a tough choice though! If you’re looking for something new and different (and cute), give these a try. They’re easy and delicious!

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Nutter Butter Truffles

Ingredients:

1 package nutter butters
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
white chocolate discs for melting
peanut butter for drizzling
white chocolate for drizzling

Directions:

Crush nutter butters in food processor. Combine crushed cookies and softened cream cheese in a large bowl (your hands work best for this). Roll into small balls. Melt white chocolate discs in the microwave, stirring until smooth. Using a toothpick, dip the nutter butter balls into the chocolate, letting the excess chocolate drip off. Set the truffles on waxed paper to cool.

Microwave a little bit of white chocolate and peanut butter together (adjust amounts to taste - you don't need much). Use a spoon to drizzle the peanut butter chocolate on top of the truffles. Store in the refrigerator.

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