Hi guys! So since I’m in NYC for the week visiting my culinary school I thought I’d let a real New Yorker takeover my blog for a bit while I strap on my fanny pack and wander through Times Square…
I am SO excited to introduce you all to my new best foodie friend, Kayle from The Cooking Actress! Not only is her blog bursting with yummy recipes (have you seen her buckeye cake??) but she is the absolute sweetest girl you will ever meet! Friend her, follow her (on twitter people!), subscribe, she’ll put a smile on your face…and bit more junk in your trunk, this girl knows how to cook!
Take it away Kayle!
Hiya! My name is Kayle, and I have a fun little blog called The Cooking Actress. I’m something of a food blog addict-and when I stumbled upon Whipped a few months ago, I absolutely fell in love! The food always makes me drool, while keeping an element of healthiness, and I very quickly formed a friendship with Kristina—she’s just so gosh darn sweet, it’s hard not to, am I right?! When she began planning her trip to NY, I shared some suggestions of places to go (I live in NYC, although I’m originally from Ohio), and I started to cross my fingers that she would end up here (we’d have so much fun if we could hang out!). So, when Kristina approached me with the idea of guest posting while she is in NY, words cannot express how ecstatic and honored I was (and am)!
When thinking about what recipe to share over here, I definitely knew I wanted to keep healthier options in mind. From the few ideas I shared with Kristina, these truffles got the biggest reaction. She said, (and I quote), “I want one of those NOW! And it’s like 10 am…haha”. It’s alright, these are totally OK for breakfast in my opinion. Natural peanut butter and pretzels-those are pretty healthy, right? Right. And if you cover them in dark chocolate you’ve got anti-oxidants. Heck, these are practically as good for you as broccoli (Ok…they’re not. But, they taste a bzillion times better). They’re at least fairly guilt-free. Be careful, however, these little beauties are addictive. When I first made them I ate about half of them before Michael (my boyfriend) even got home from work. So…I suggest you make a double batch. Because I’m not going to ask you to not eat a bunch, that would simply be cruel. These are pretty quick and easy to whip up, and they taste delish! I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do, and I hope you haven’t minded listening to me while we wait for more of Kristina’s wonderousness. :)
Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
From How Sweet It Is
- ½ cup natural peanut butter (whatever sort you prefer)
- ¼ cup finely chopped salted pretzels
- ½ cup chocolate chips (again, whichever kind you like), melted
- Crush/chop the pretzels.
- Combine peanut butter and pretzels.
- Chill the mixture in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
- Roll the pb/pretzel mixture into approx. 20 balls (1 teaspoon each), and place them on the prepared baking sheet. (If out of the freezer for too long, they may get too warm and not want to form properly. If this occurs pop back in the freezer for a bit, and put all the already rolled truffles in there as well).
- Freeze the formed truffles in the freezer for about 1 hour.
- Roll each ball in the melted chocolate (again, if this takes too long and they get too warm, you’ll end up with a mess. Make sure everything remains chilled).
- Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, until chocolate is set.
Store in refrigerator.
And try to contain yourself from eating all of them at once!
Nom nom nom!