Sweet Melissa Sundays – Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

by Jessica on May 2, 2010

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This probably ranks as number one on my ‘Messiest Recipes’ list. Not only did I dirty up a ginormous amount of dishes, my hands looked like I had killed a chicken (I would’ve taken a picture, but there was no way I was touching my camera!). Yes, they were incredibly messy to make, but man were they good… like little bites of heaven. I used my absolute favorite dark chocolate peanut butter (featured here) and rolled the truffles in four different coatings: peanuts, pretzels, cocoa powder and graham crackers. The ladies at work were obviously very happy when I brought them in. 🙂

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Big thanks to Mara of Love Your Mother Earth for this week’s SMS choice. Check her blog for the recipe and see how the other bakers fared here!

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles (pg. 215)
Source: The Sweet Melissa Baking Book by Melissa Murphy

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 MaryMoh May 2, 2010 at 4:55 am

Beautiful truffles. I would love to try all….mmm


2 Stephanie May 2, 2010 at 8:19 am

Your 4 different types look so nice presented in that little dish. I’m especially digging the pretzel topping idea – yummmmmm!


3 Jill May 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Pretzels! That would be delicious!


4 JoVonn May 2, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Great topping choices and pictures.


5 traceyc May 2, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Pretzels are a great idea! They look great!


6 Mara May 2, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Pretzels? That is genius!!!! I bet those were sooo good, some salt crunch with sweet. YUM!! All yours look delicious and it was a messy messy recipe. Wish I had a robot to clean up the kitchen after recipes like that. 🙂

Thanks for baking this week!


7 Margot May 2, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Ooh, peanut butter, chocolate, and pretzels is a brilliant idea! What a nice treat to share with your co-workers.


8 Gloria May 2, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Your truffles look great! Mmmmm…pretzels and graham cracker. Both excellent choices. What topping was your favorite?


9 Spike May 3, 2010 at 1:04 pm

pretzels- genius!


10 valen May 3, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Beautiful photos! I would love to have a plate of the pretzel covered truffles!


11 hotovenwarmheart May 3, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Hi Jessica!

How are you? I’m sorry I haven’t been by in a while- unfortunately I’ve been struggling with my health- but I’m trying to get back into the swing of things with SMS and I’m looking forward to keeping in touch with you again each week as we bake together!

Your truffles came out absolutely beautiful (even if the process was a messy one!) and I love all your creative coating ideas- pretzels and graham crackers are new ones I haven’t seen, and both sound really yummy. I’m not surprised you pleased all the ladies at work!

Have a great start to your week and I hope to hear from you soon!



12 Nina May 3, 2010 at 5:58 pm

OH, pretzels…sounds interesting.


13 Tracey May 3, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Haha I’ll echo everyone else – pretzels, YUM! Salty and sweet is the best combo! Your truffles look fabulous 🙂

By the way, I received the cookbook today and can’t thank you enough! I am so excited to flip through and start marking recipes to try. Loved the sweet note you included as well as the fun fact (how cool were those pics??). Thanks for making my Monday a lot better Jessica! 🙂


14 zx6karen May 3, 2010 at 8:18 pm


I, too, had messy hands after just one — that’s when I pulled out the melon-baller!


15 Leslie May 3, 2010 at 8:27 pm

I love the pretzels! I bet that was an amazing flavor combination.


16 steph (whisk/spoon) May 4, 2010 at 4:06 pm

killed a chicken–yikes! seriously, those look great! you could sell them in NYC for almost $3 a piece!


17 Baking is my Zen May 5, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I like the pretzel topping…will need to give that a try!
Nice photos.



18 The Beso Team May 5, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Dear Jessica,

Thank You for entering the Bake Up Summer Sweets Contest. I hope you are given the opportunity to own a new KitchenAid mixer so you can whip up your poppy fruit salad recipe with ease.
Thank You and Good Luck!
The Beso Team


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