Do you love chocolate and peanut butter together? Are you are a fan of sweet and salty together? Then these treats are right up your alley. And if you like a little crunch in the center then we’ve totally got you with these chocolate covered popcorn peanut butter truffles.
The filling is creamy peanut butter mixed with a little butter, salt and powdered sugar. We then fill each truffle with popcorn. And yes, it does actually stay crunchy. Finally the little truffles are coated with melted chocolate. You can use milk, semi-sweet or dark chocolate, depending on your personal taste. Finally, we top each truffle with a sprinkling of our salted caramel popcorn seasoning. Sure, you can just use regular sea salt. But we like the sweet and salty flavor of the seasoning and it does go with the popcorn theme. Finally, the truffles take a quick chill in the fridge and are ready to serve.
You get the sweet, creamy, peanut buttery filling. A lovely crunch when you bite into the popcorn and a topping of rich chocolate. It’s like a candy bar in truffle form! Serve it as an after dinner treat for guests or just keep a batch in the fridge for snacking. Our recipe makes about 8 balls but, um, you should probably double the recipe. Or triple it. Let’s just say you’ll be remaking it often.
Add the softened unsalted butter and the creamy peanut butter to a bowl and stir to combine. You can do this by hand or with a mixer.
Stir in the salt and powdered sugar and continue stirring until fully combined. If the mixture feels too tight, add in a tiny splash of heavy cream.
Form 1 oz. balls (using a cookie scoop is easiest) and push a large kernel of popped popcorn into the center. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
Add the chocolate chips and oil to a bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Stir until melted.
Dip each peanut butter ball into the chocolate and set on a rack for the excess to drip down. Top with a sprinkling of the popcorn seasoning and refrigerate until set. The mixture should make 8 balls.
Share your creations with us on Instagram! Tag you creation with #dellcovespices and we would love to give you a shout-out!