Saturday, February 19, 2011

Peanut Butter Truffles

I made a discovery the other day. I often like to cruise the Internaltional Section at my local supermarket. I've been known to spend upwards of 30 minutes in the 1 aisle, closely inspecting the various products from different countries and mentally adding them to my "dream" shopping list. Infused oils, delicate biscuits and cakes from far-away places, Asian sauces, lollies and chocolates...the list goes on!

I came across some Reece's Pieces the other day. I had heard of them before, but hadn't tasted them - what could be better then the combination of chocolate and peanut butter?? After some issues at the counter - barcodes that won't scan, a common occurrence with items from the International Section, I was off to the car with my treat. Well, I have to say, after 1 I couldn't stop and after a few minutes the tiny 50g bag was devoured. After staring forlornly at the empty bag, I thought there had to be a cheaper way to enjoy this!! (These cost me around NZ$3!)

After some rummaging on the interent I came across the perfect, simple recipe
here. I halved the recipe as it said it made about 50, slightly excessive I thought. I also used Cadbury Old Dark chocolate, my favourite kind and so much nicer then melted chocolate chips!! Add a sprinkle of chopped nuts and voila! A beautiful, tasty little treat for a fraction of the price of the real thing.

I'm telling you, the second I get to New York (eventually!!) I''ll be grabbing myself a huge bag of Reece's Pieces to stuff in my suitcase...maybe 2, I can't see one lasting all the way back to New Zealand...


  1. uuggghhh those look delicious!
    i'm making some today. absolutely.


  2. Those look good, like a fancier version of Reese's Pieces! :o)

    If international shipping prices weren't so high, I would totally send you some!

    Thanks for the blog award!


  3. i'll bring a big bag home at christmas for you :)
    do you want some mini ones too? (size of m&ms) hehe

  4. Goodness gracious.... i dont even really like chocolate but i would love to throw one (or two :) in my mouth! :D

  5. Ooo! Yes please Laura!! Haha whatever you can find :) these will tide me over till then! ;) thanks!


  6. hey there... just tor espond to your comment earlier... yes i took the outfit pics with the remote and the tripod :D
    Have a great week girl!

  7. nice ;)

  8. I miss them so much! I'm so glad NZ has them now. I saw them in the movie rental store the other day. :) Your truffles turned out so nice!

  9. Tes gateaux a l'air delicieux!!!;)

    Angela Donava