Who doesn’t love a dessert that’s easy, inexpensive and delicious?
Well, you’re in luck because this recipe for Reese’s truffles requires only three ingredients and a microwave. Costing under ten dollars to make, your bank account will love this recipe too! For students living the dorm life these truffles are a perfect snack to make for friends.
An alternative for those with peanut allergies, there’s the option of replacing Reese’s with crushed oreos (two sleeves of a package) for a truffle that’s just as delicious.
Trust me, everyone is going to ask you for this recipe, so, here it is.
20 – 22 Reese’s peanut butter cups
8 oz package of cream cheese
12 oz bag of melting chocolate
yields: 15 – 20 truffles
prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 2 hours
In a medium size ziplock bag, crush the Reese’s peanut butter cups. Transfer the Reese’s to a medium size mixing bowl and combine with softened cream cheese. It is important for the cream cheese to be at room temperature so that it is easy to work with. Using your hands or a spoon, mix the two ingredients until they are completely incorporated.
Next, roll the mixture into balls, about the size of grapes. Place the balls on a plate or cookie sheet and refrigerate for at least an hour. You want the truffles to keep their shape while dipping them in chocolate, so chilling them will prevent melting.
Once they cool, place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for about one minute, setting the power at 50 percent. Stir the chocolate and microwave again for one minute.
Once the chocolate melts, dunk the truffles in the chocolate and coat completely.
Discard the excess chocolate and return the truffle to a plate or cookie sheet to cool for about an hour. If desired add some sprinkles or candy decor to the top of your truffles. For the holidays, try using colored melting chocolate, like orange for Halloween!
Serve and enjoy.