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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Truffles
12 ounces best-quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter, cut into bits
3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup finely chopped salted peanuts, about
In a large saucepan combine the chocolate, cream, butter and peanut butter and heat over moderate heat, stirring, until chocolate is completely melted.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and a pinch of salt.
Transfer to a bowl and chill for 4 hours, or until firm.
Form mixture by heaping teaspoons into balls and roll lightly in peanuts.
Chill on a baking sheet lined with wax paper for 1 hour, or until firm.
Keep in an airtight container, chilled, for up to 2 weeks.