Reindeer Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

vegan chocolate peanut butter truffle

If you’re looking to make Christmas recipes with the kids, or edible gifts, then these are the ones for you…

These Peanut Butter Reindeer Truffles are as cute as a button, and so simple to make, too.

They’re also incredibly healthy – you can make them without any added sugar whatsoever – and incredibly moreish!

They are my festive collaboration with my faves at Meridian – the truffles were made with their incredible Rich Roast Peanut Butter, which is the most addictive nut butter imaginable!

Anyway, these would make the most perfect treat to eat with kids on Christmas Eve. But I won’t tell if you eat them all yourself…

Sam x

Reindeer Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

Ingredients:

  •  8 tbsp dairy-free cream of choice
  • 220g dark chocolate, very finely chopped (the better quality the chocolate, the better!)
  • 6 tbsp natural peanut butter (I used Meridian Rich Roast)
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • To decorate –
  • Mini pretzels, chopped into ‘antlers’
  • Icing, for the eyes
  • Red, sugar-coated chocolates for the noses – or use cranberries for a healthier alternative!

Method:

  1. In a bain marie, gently heat together the cream and chocolate, stirring constantly, until melted. Stir smooth, then whisk in the remaining ingredients, adding salt to taste or omitting entirely, if preferred. If not sweet enough, you can add upto 2 tbsp maple syrup too.
  2. Allow to firm up until you are able to handle the mixture (around 15-20 minutes – if not firming, then place in the fridge. This can depend on room temp!), then roll into balls. Decorate just before eating (the pretzels will go stale if left for a longer period of time!), storing in an airtight container in the until ready to eat. If you prefer firmer balls (sorry…), pop in the fridge before eating!

Author: Sam

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