Peanut Butter Puppy Truffles

Peanut Butter Puppy Truffles | @candiquik

These Peanut Butter Puppy Truffles are not only adorable but completely edible. I used this awesome peanut butter ball recipe to make them. Then I decorated their faces using a toothpick and candy coating. And the ears? Sliced almonds.

Here’s a neked photo of them:

Peanut Butter Puppy Truffles (in process) @candiquik

I was inspired to make these from a post Meghan had shared on Craft Gossip.

While mine aren’t quite as adorable as the ones from Gearheart’s Chocolates….I thought they were post-worthy.

Plus, I’m slightly obsessed with anything involving the word dog, puppy and/or peanut butter.


Speaking of pups, meet Bommer, he was very much like a big puppy; although not so much – he is a baby calf. He followed us everywhere and came when called by his name (ok, not so much like my puppy). I met him on my recent visit to Colorado.

We even fed him a bottle where I found out how much weight this little guy can toss around. If you’ve ever fed a baby calf, you know what I mean.

So then I decide to be the curious 2-year-old child person that I am and ask the city-girl question of, “What are you going to do with Bommer when he grows up?”

The expression on their faces said nothing but, “Oh, bless your heart.”.

But the words that came out of their mouth’s sounded more like…well, you know where this is headed.

Let’s just make peanut butter pups and go on our merry ways, what do ya say?!

Peanut Butter Puppy Truffles | @candiquik

If you can’t wait to make them at home, you can always get these adorable ‘Pups’ at Gearhearts Chocolates.

 

Peanut Butter Puppy Truffles
 
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Serves: 30
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Peanut butter balls shaped into cute pups and dipped in chocolate CandiQuik!
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sliced almonds
  • 1 package (16 oz.) Chocolate CANDIQUIK Coating
  • Black edible marker (or cake writing icing)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Refrigerate until completely cooled.
  2. Shape peanut butter mixture into a ball with a gradual peak/point to form the nose and place on a wax-lined baking sheet.
  3. Melt Chocolate CANDIQUIK in tray according to package directions.
  4. Place a small dab of CANDIQUIK on the back of the almonds and press two almonds on each peanut butter ball as the ears; freeze for 30 minutes.
  5. Using a toothpick, dip each peanut butter pup in CANDIQUIK, allowing the excess coating to drip off and place on wax paper to set.
  6. Once completely dry, use an edible marker or cake writing icing to draw on eyes and nose.
Notes/Tips
When dipping, pull a few peanut butter pups out of the freezer at a time; keeping the remaining peanut butter pups cool until needed.

 

And if you’d like to make your own pups something special, check out these Homemade Pumpkin Dog Biscuits HERE!

Lola's Pumpkin Dog Biscuits - homemade dog treat recipe! @candiquik

 

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