Crispy Peanut Butter Nutella Chocolate Truffle Balls

Yesterday I donated my very "special" blood. The vampires are always after me because of my negative blood type and I am always inclined to give it because I myself needed blood transfusions once. As much as I hope no one needs it I'm glad that I can be a part of helping someone through a scary situation. The best part about donating the day after Christmas is that you are so well fed and hydrated there are no issues finding a vein.
We had a lot of fun at the beach today. Eva got to hang out with the cousins, swim, and Uncle Jordan took her out surfing. Me and Siah got to try tandem surfing and I am proud to say that we caught 2 waves (though I did get durshed on the way in trying to fix my bathing suit). 
After donating blood, a day at the beach, and chasing after a 2 year old I was pooped. But I was bound and determined to make Siah a dessert I didn't have to put much effort into. Siah loves recess peanut butter cups so I decided to run with those flavors. 
These are no-bake truffle balls. All it requires are a couple bowls, wooden spoon or spatula, and a microwave. Oh, and a refrigerator, of course.

Peanut Butter Balls

Crispy Peanut Butter Nutella Truffle Balls
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup Reese's peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/2 cup nutella
  • 1 cup milk (or dark) chocolate chips, room temp
  • Bowl of water (to wet your hands)
  • Dusting of cocoa to make pretty
Directions
  1. In a large bowl dump peanut butter and rice cereal. Mix together with a spoon or spatula
  2. Now here's the tricky part. Wet your hands in the bowl of water and start forming tightly rounded balls (a little smaller than a golf ball). Anytime your hands start getting sticky dip them in the water. Set them on some foil (if you have the time let them set up in the fridge to make them more manageable for the ganache)
  3. In a separate DRY microwaveable bowl (make sure there is no moisture introduced or chocolate will seize, this includes the measuring cup and spoon you use) combine nutella and chocolate chips. Microwave for 2 minutes or until chocolate is melted. Mix well, no lumps
  4. Using a spoon roll one crunchy peanut butter ball in the chocolate ganache at a time. Put them back on the foil and let them set up in the fridge
  5. Serve chilled. Dust with cocoa before serving. Do not leave standing out in warm weather for a prolonged period of time as the ganache will start melting
Crispy Peanut Butter Chocolate Nutella Balls

This is a nieces and nephew approved treat.


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