Dark Chocolate Football Truffles

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter & Cookie Dough Truffles - Diary of a Formerly Fat GirlDessert tends to become an afterthought on Super Bowl Sunday, but after all of the spicy chicken and cheesy dips, you’ll want a little something sweet! These cute little football-shaped truffles are easy to make ahead of time and are great for kids and grown-ups alike. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter & Cookie Dough Football Truffles - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter & Cookie Dough Football Truffles
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For the Peanut Butter Truffles
  1. 1/2 cup crunch peanut butter, softened
  2. 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  3. 1 tsp vanilla
  4. 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  5. 3/4 cup high quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped
For the Cookie Dough Truffles
  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  2. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  3. 1/3 cup white sugar
  4. 2 tsp vanilla
  5. 1 3/4 cup flour
  6. 1 can sweetened condensed milk (such as Carnation or Eagle Brand)
  7. 1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (mini-sized works best, but regular is fine too)
  8. 3/4 cup high quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped
For the Peanut Butter Truffles
  1. In a large bowl, cream together peanut butter and butter.
  2. Add vanilla.
  3. Gradually add confectioner's sugar, mix thoroughly.
  4. Refrigerate peanut butter mixture for about 20 minutes.
  5. When ready, form peanut butter mixture into football shapes, placing them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  6. Melt dark chocolate.
  7. Dip peanut butter footballs in dark chocolate to fully coat.
  8. Place on cookie sheet, refrigerate until hardened.
  9. Once fully hardened, use your favorite icing and a pastry bag with a #2 or #3 tip to pipe laces onto football truffles.
For the Cookie Dough Truffles
  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar.
  2. Add vanilla and sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Gradually add flour, mix thoroughly.
  4. Mix in chocolate chips.
  5. Refrigerate for at least half an hour before forming dough into football shapes, placing on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  6. Melt dark chocolate.
  7. Dip cookie dough footballs in dark chocolate to fully coat.
  8. Place on cookie sheet, refrigerate until hardened.
  9. Once fully hardened, use your favorite icing and a pastry bag with a #2 or #3 tip to pipe laces onto football truffles.
Notes
  1. If you don't have a pastry bag or decorating tips, don't worry! Use a ziplock bag as a makeshift option; fill with icing, cut the corner off of the bag, and use just like a traditional pastry bag. If you're going to use this option, though, make sure your icing isn't too thick.
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