Peanut Butter And Potato Chip Truffles

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Things have gotten a little crazy around here. I have this week to wrap up all of my midterms while preparing to fly to DC on Friday for the National Marathon and let’s just say I’m starting to lose it. This recipe is proof of that.

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Popchips asked me if I’d like to take part in their Munch Madness recipe contest and I happily agreed. I know nothing about basketball, as proved by the fact that I’m dead last in my brackets group, but I know a whole lot about cooking and eating. I’m not sure what convinced me potato chips, chocolate, and peanut butter would all go together—I guess you have to be a bit mad—but they do, and these are deliciously addicting!  A perfect way to wow and alarm your guests.

Peanut Butter And Potato Chip Truffles

Ingredients(Makes 12 truffles):

  • 6 Tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup crushed original popchip crumbs + more for dusting(or any other salty treat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8oz chocolate chips

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Mix together the peanut butter, butter, and confectioners sugar. Once mixed, add in the popchip crumbs and fold in until evenly distributed.

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Roll the dough into 12 balls and place them on a baking tray. Freeze for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips. Once ready, individually roll the peanut butter balls in the chocolate until they’re completely covered. Put them back on the baking tray and top with a little popchip crumbs.

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I know these sound crazy. I know I am crazy. But my taste buds aren’t crazy, and these are gooood.

If you happen to agree, please go to the Munch Madness photo album on popchip’s fan page and “like” the photo of my recipe. That would be great! And Happy March Madness! I’m sure no matter who you chose to win you’re probably doing better than I am.


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41 Responses to Peanut Butter And Potato Chip Truffles
  1. VeggieGirl
    March 21, 2011 | 9:05 am

    Best of luck with the busyness!!!

    Your fabulous truffles remind me of this new phenomenon:

  2. Molly
    March 21, 2011 | 9:08 am

    These sound very tasty; I love the sweet and salty combination. Good luck with your midterms and have safe travels. I’m very impressed you not only had the time to blog, but also to invent a recipe!

  3. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)
    March 21, 2011 | 9:15 am

    OMG, that sounds soooo goood! I am crazy about sweet and salty. YUM!

  4. rebecca lustig
    March 21, 2011 | 9:20 am

    i love the sweet and salty combo of chips and pb!!!

  5. Amy
    March 21, 2011 | 9:31 am

    The combination of chocolate and chips is wonderful…but to throw PB into the mix, and in truffles?!? Genious! These sound amazing!

  6. MelissaNibbles
    March 21, 2011 | 9:49 am

    These look great! I’d even try them with the cheese flavored PopChips because I’m crazy like that.

  7. Becky
    March 21, 2011 | 9:56 am

    Nevermind basketball, we have a whole new March madness…and it will only get worse until Saturday. I’m pretty sure these might be the perfect cure (and the best way to carb-load!) so thank you.

  8. Claudine @ The Kathmanduo
    March 21, 2011 | 10:58 am

    These sound amazing! I just made dessert out of leftover brown rice, turning it into various sweetly inspired balls, but I should have thought about making a salty/sweet flavor. Next time! Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Kristina at spabettie
    March 21, 2011 | 11:08 am

    I was first in my pool, but lost it all – I think I’m out. 🙂

    these should more than make up for any bad feelings I have about losing. I can almost taste them… and I love popchips!!

  10. Kristi
    March 21, 2011 | 11:39 am

    These look so good! There is a candy store near me (that I try not to go into too often) that has chocolate covered potato chips…soooo good. I think adding peanut butter probably makes them ten times better.

  11. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    March 21, 2011 | 11:50 am

    Oh no you didn’t…oh yes you did. If these don’t win I will be floored. Going to like right now!

  12. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    March 21, 2011 | 11:51 am

    Wait, the pic isn’t in that album?? :/

  13. Erin @ Big Girl Feats
    March 21, 2011 | 12:04 pm

    You are a genius! A very mad, evil genius. I posted the recap of our meeting, along with an extra special song.

  14. lynn @ the actor's diet
    March 21, 2011 | 12:36 pm

    these remind me of momofuku compost cookies – YUM

  15. Corey @ the runner's cookie
    March 21, 2011 | 12:52 pm

    I don’t doubt that these are amazing! My grandma makes potato chip cookies and puts nuts in them, and they are amazing and addicting. Chocolate and peanut butter with potato chips is probably even better!! That’s impressive that you thought of such a good idea while trying to prep for your marathon and go through midterms! Good luck, Evan!! Can’t wait to hear how the marathon goes 🙂

  16. Elyssa
    March 21, 2011 | 2:33 pm

    I love how the truffle in the first photo looks like it’s sporting a mohawk. I love a dessert that is both delicious and anti-establishment.

  17. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    March 21, 2011 | 4:03 pm

    Omg these are PERFECT! It’s like sweet, salty, chocolate, PB, crunchy, and dense all in one. GREAT JOB EVAN!!!!!!!

  18. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn
    March 21, 2011 | 4:24 pm

    Oh lawd. Sweet and salty is my favorite, this reminds me of the days of reese’s with chips! Yeah that actually happened.

  19. Ela
    March 21, 2011 | 7:09 pm

    Not crazy at all! My husband’s daughter and her fiance turned us on to potato chip and macadamia chocolates when we still lived in HI and they visited us, and I’ve made them myself a few times since then. The ingredients scare me to eat, but the sweet/salty/chocolaty is addictive for sure!

    Good luck with all you’re juggling at the moment!

  20. Lauren at Keep It Sweet
    March 21, 2011 | 7:18 pm

    I am in love with this recipe!

  21. Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish)
    March 21, 2011 | 8:52 pm

    Once at a fancy ballet performance, I got chocolate covered potato chips. I thought I was in love.
    I was wrong, that was infatuation. This recipe is LOVE! 🙂

  22. Tara
    March 21, 2011 | 10:08 pm

    If this is as good as my favorite chocolate covered delicacy (chocolate covered potato chips), which I think it is, then I need to make these. I’m pumped.

  23. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}
    March 21, 2011 | 10:16 pm

    These look seriously dangerous!!

  24. Victoria
    March 22, 2011 | 12:11 am

    I don’t think this sounds crazy at all! I love savory and sweet and have enjoyed chocolate-dipped potato chips in the past (so good) so these truffles are definitely up my alley. Great work!!

  25. Hannah
    March 22, 2011 | 12:18 am

    So we don’t have popchips in Australia. Guess I’ll just have to use proper full-fat greasy awesome chips. Sigh. 😉

  26. Celia
    March 22, 2011 | 10:29 am

    I also know nothing about basketball…but I do know chips and chocolate are awesome together. Luck on exams and on the race! Also…yay, Providence! Sorry Kaplan’s is no longer around…I think the family still owns Rainbow Bakery in Cranston…

  27. lisa
    March 22, 2011 | 11:53 am

    these look so unique and YUMMY! like it satisfies the salty/sweet AND savory craving!

  28. Jesse
    March 22, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    the perfect salty/sweet combination. sign me up.

  29. Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner
    March 24, 2011 | 11:20 am

    When I try these, I know that my taste buds are going to have a dance party! 😉


  30. Christin@purplebirdblog
    March 24, 2011 | 10:56 pm


  31. Amy's Cooking Adventures
    March 28, 2011 | 1:25 pm

    Oh, those look good–great idea!

  32. Elise's Kitchen
    March 28, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    You are not crazy! This recipe makes me sooooo happy! All of my favorite flavors in a truffle, yes please!

  33. Evan @swEEts
    March 28, 2011 | 10:18 pm

    Peanut butter and potato chips are one of my favorite sandwiches so I can only imagine how wonderful these little truffles are! I’m going to have to try them soon- I think I actually have some potato chips in the pantry! 🙂 Hope you had a lovely time in DC.. it was cold this weekend!

  34. Joy
    March 29, 2011 | 4:19 pm

    Ohh I am loving this combo. that looks great.

  35. Susi's Kochen und Backen
    March 30, 2011 | 12:10 pm

    Sweet and salty is always a winning combo in my book. They look fabulous!

  36. s
    April 2, 2011 | 7:26 pm

    haha i love this recipe!!

  37. sheila @ Elements
    April 3, 2011 | 12:45 am

    That’s gotta be the weirdest, wackiest truffle I’ve ever seen! But weird and wacky is a good thing! It actually sounds really good! I like how you were thinking outside the box. Who would have ever thought of that combination? Not me, but I’m sure it works! 🙂

  38. Tom
    November 7, 2011 | 7:04 pm

    I just made these. I don’t use refined sugar, so I tried coconut palm sugar and pulverized it. It required more peanut butter. These are very good, but I left out the 1/2 tsp of salt and next time I would definitely use it.

  39. Beth
    August 29, 2013 | 10:40 am

    A coworker made these for a birthday celebration and they were wonderful. Everyone wanted to recipe. Couldn’t get enough of them. Thanks for sharing!!!

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