I have definitely had my fair share of problems making truffles. Like this past Christmas, when I had the grand idea of making about 10 different types of cookies/truffles to give to family and friends. I quickly discovered that I obviously did not know a thing about melting chocolate. I threw three (yes, three!) whole bags of chocolate chips away after scorching them in the microwave.
I have since learned how to properly melt chocolate (for the most part), and tried my hand at truffles again last night. I must say, though, that these are the simplest truffles I have ever attempted. Super easy + super good = definite winner in my book! Plus, the came from Eating Well, so they can't be that bad for you. At least, that's what I keep telling myself!
Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
from EatingWell.com, written as I made it (I doubled the recipe)
1 c. peanut butter (I used smooth)
1/2 c. finely chopped salted pretzels
1 c. milk chocolate chips
Mix pretzels into peanut butter in a small bowl. Freeze for about 15 minutes, or until partially firm. Roll dough into small balls-about 1 tsp. each (my double batch made about 30 truffles). Freeze on a cookie sheet with wax paper for about an hour, or until balls are very firm. Melt chocolate according to package directions and coat each ball well. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm.