Saturday, 17 August 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles and a review



The challenge for We Should Cocoa this month is chocolates as chosen by our lovely guest host Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen. The idea is to showcase chocolates and the treats must not be larger than three bites in size. I immediately thought of chocolate truffles and decided on a favourite flavour combination of mine - chocolate and peanut butter. Traditional truffles are made with cream but these are made with cream cheese.  It's a really simple recipe with only 3 ingredients.  I gave them away as a gift and they were very well received. The truffles were smooth and delicious with the taste of chocolate and peanut butter. They were not overly sweet but quite rich due to the combination of cream cheese and peanut butter. 

As mentioned, I'm entering these to We Should Cocoa which was started by Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog and Chele from Chocolate Teapot. The guest host this month is Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen



 only 3 ingredients required - cream cheese, smooth peanut butter and dark chocolate 

I was sent a 3 tiered cake stand from Red Candy to review. Redcandy.co.uk is a website dedicated to the celebration of red home furnishings and modern interior accessories. This cake stand is called the Koziol Betty Cake Stand which is made of plastic and is dishwasher safe. It has 3 tiers which gets progressively smaller towards the top. The cake trays are separate pieces so you can use them as individual serving trays or stack them together to form a cake stand. What I like most about this cake stand is that you can swivel each layer to form a different silhouette which is also perfect for presenting your lovely creations. 

My verdict - A great little cake stand which looks stylish and is easy to wash and store. It's light in weight but sturdy enough to hold cakes and treats without toppling over. The plus point is that you can swivel the layers to create a different look and makes for easy serving at parties.  The cake stand retails at £19.00 which is reasonable for what you get although it could be a little cheaper as the cake stand market is quite competitive. 

 Koziol Betty Cake Stand

 

 



Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

200g cream cheese, room temperature
250g dark chocolate
125g smooth peanut butter



  • Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. 
  • Stir in the peanut butter. 
  • Finally stir in the cream cheese and mix well. 
  • Place in a shallow bowl and refrigerate for a few hours until set.
  • Use a melon baller or a teaspoon to scoop out small balls of chocolate truffle. Roll into a ball with the palms of your hands and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. 
  • Roll the truffles in icing sugar, cocoa powder or sprinkles as desired.
  • Keep refrigerated. 

Disclaimer: I was sent the cake stand for review purposes free of charge. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. 


22 comments:

  1. I love peanut butter and chocolate - they are certainly a marriage made in heaven! And three ingredient truffles, oh I'm so going to bookmark this page! Yummy! Love the cake stand too, really funky :) Thanks for sharing your recipe with We Should Cocoa!

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    1. Peanut butter and chocolate is a fav combo of mine :)

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  2. Chocolate and peanut butter, yum! Can't go wrong with that combo. Cute cake stand too.

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    1. Definitely can't go wrong and I love the cake stand too :)

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  3. Only 3 ingredients?! How can one say no to having a go at these! They sound awesome and look very cute on that cake stand!

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    1. It's such a simple recipe but very effective.

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  4. These look delicious! def gonna give them a whirl!

    Tora || www.torabaker.co.uk

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  5. Oh yes Ros, these truffles sound so good. Love peanut butter and chocolate and the cream cheese must surely make them even more delicious. They look great on the cake stand too. Thanks for entering them into We Should Cocoa :)

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    1. The cream cheese truffles were amazing - I think I may prefer these to the cream truffles!

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  6. cute cake stand and these truffles look super!

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  7. What a lovely gift Ros- both the cute cake stand and the delicious truffles! I love making home made treats to take round to friends and family and truffles are always well received by all!

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    1. Thanks Kate. Homemade truffles do make great gifts and yes they are always well received :)

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  8. The truffles look so cute on the red stand - I love the look of abundance you've created

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  9. I love your truffle idea. Such good flavours. I will have to let wee Cooper make these.

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    1. I hope Cooper enjoys these as much as I have

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  10. Definitely trying this recipe over the weekend ;)

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  11. these look delicious and love the red stand!!xó

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