These are some truffles that I made last year for a Christmas buffet and to wrap in clear bags with ribbon as presents. They are cookie and cream ones, and some peanut butter ones.
Cookie and Cream truffles
For the cookie and cream truffles I whizzed a packet and a half of Oreo type biscuits from Aldi until they were crumbs, and then added some cream cheese. The recipe says 200g of cream cheese to 1 packet of Oreo biscuits, but I used 120g of cream cheese to a packet and a half of the Aldi biscuits and it was the right taste and consistency for me. I then rolled them into balls and froze them for an hour, before rolling in melted chocolate. This made 20 chocolates. I froze half of them without the melted chocolate. I then used them 4 months later for an Easter buffet. They were just as nice.
Peanut butter truffles
For the peanut butter ones I creamed 115g of unsalted butter in a mixer for about 3 minutes and then added 250g peanut butter (smooth is better). I mixed for a minute and reduced the speed and added a pinch of salt and 340g of icing sugar and whizzed. I finished bringing the mixture together with my hands as it seemed quite dry initially, but was fine when kneaded together. I then formed it into balls and put them in the fridge for 30 minutes before I covered in melted chocolate. This made 45 chocolates. I frozen half of the balls and used some as a birthday gift for a friend as she loves those Reese peanut cups. She said that these taste just like them
I drizzled white melted chocolate on the top of the peanut ones with a teaspoon and then added a tiny bit of food colouring to the rest of the white chocolate and drizzled that on the cookies and cream ones. This way people could identify which were which.
These are pretty easy and cheap to make and cost much less than buying chocolates. I used Aldi 33p chocolate bars but added a bit of 70% dark chocolate so that they would taste more expensive. When covering the truffles in chocolate I do it with a little bowl and two forks so that the excess chocolate can drain away. I then stand them on a silicone mat or baking parchment. Enjoy x