As much as I enjoy choosing healthier alternatives for things, sometimes you just can’t beat the “original” – and that’s okay. Life is all about balance, right? So don’t be afraid to indulge a little! If you are going to indulge, I definitely recommend this sweet treat ; ). It has chocolate, brownie (need I say more?) and Snickers all rolled up into one perfect little truffle.
For the brownies:
- 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 c. melted shortening (butter and margarine will also work well)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
For the truffles:
- Prepared brownies
- 2 Snickers bars
- Chopped peanuts
- Milk chocolate chips
Put all of the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt and baking powder) into a large bowl and thoroughly mix until it’s even throughout.
Once dry ingredients are evenly mixed, add in the wet ingredients (butter, vanilla and eggs) and combine into a batter. The batter should be thick, almost like a dough.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat a 8×8 or 9×9 pan with non-stick spray or butter. Plop the brownie batter into the pan and spread out. It doesn’t have to be perfect. The brownies will even out a decent amount when they’re in the oven. Bake the brownies for 20-25 minutes.
While the brownies are baking, cut your snickers bars into small squares. I cut mine the long way once and then horizontally five or six times.
Remove the brownies from the oven and allow to cool before cutting into small squares. Your brownies should be more on the “fudgy” side, rather than cake-like. The smaller the squares, the more truffles you’ll have. The edges of the brownies don’t make for the best truffles so consider that when cutting your squares. They do make a good pre-truffle snack though 🙂
With each brownie square, flatten it in the palm of your hand, place a Snickers piece in the middle and fold the edges of the brownie over the Snickers chunk. Form the brownie into a ball.
Place the brownie/Snickers balls into the freezer for about 10 minutes. While these are freezing, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 20 second increments, stirring in between, until fully melted.
Take the brownie/Snickers balls out of the freezer. Roll the truffles in the melted chocolate until evenly coated and place on a baking sheet with wax paper. Quickly sprinkle with chopped nuts before the chocolate hardens. Once all truffles are coated in chocolate and peanuts, place back in the freezer for another 10-15 minutes, or until the chocolate shell hardens.
I love making truffles and out of all the different kinds I’ve made so far, these have to be my favorite (and that’s saying a lot for someone who hates peanuts)! If you need a second opinion, I made these for Josh’s dad’s birthday and he seemed to enjoy them!
Let me know what your favorite truffle recipes are!