Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tea Room Recipe #13 - Midwestern Tea Room Pleasures

Looking for a quick chocolate treat to go in those Easter baskets? Then have I got a recipe for you!

This easy recipe came from the 1994 book "Midwestern Tea Room Pleasures" by Joyce Decherd. This cookbook is one of several I own which features recipes from a variety of tea rooms and B&B's in a particular state or region. This book features tea rooms of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin.

The Dicus House B&B in Streator, Ill. served these delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles at their Victorian Sweetheart Tea, according to the book. They are super easy to make!

And in case you wonder what they look like inside, well, here ya go—just a creamy, luscious center. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles

1 cup peanut butter baking chips (I used Reese's)
3/4 cup margarine
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Finely chopped nuts, unsweetened cocoa powder, graham cracker crumbs or powdered sugar

In a heavy saucepan, melt peanut butter chips and margarine over low heat. Stir in cocoa and whisk until smooth. Add condensed milk and vanilla. Cook for about 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until thick and well blended. Remove from heat. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours or until firm enough to roll into 1-inch balls. Roll in nuts or other coating (I used pecans). Store, covered, in refrigerator. Serve at room temperature.


  1. They look delicious and sound easy to make. That's my kind of recipe!

  2. Delish! Will have to give these a try. Hubby would love them.
    After communion on Good Friday I stopped by Michaels and had great success obtaining the items you shared on your blog - everything was $1. I so appreciate the heads-up you provide on your blog!
    Hugs, Phyllis

  3. I think these look great! It's such fun see all these treats.

  4. Don't they just look delightfully yet sinfully yummy!

  5. These look delicious! I always like a bit of chocolate to serve when I have company for tea.
    Happy Easter.


  6. they do look delicious!
    Happy Easter to you!

  7. Oh I absolutely must try this recipe- yum, all my favorites rolled into one delish piece of candy goodness, YUM!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Happy Easter!


  8. Oh, wow, those look decadently delicious! I went to Michael's, too, found everything but the stamp. Have a happy Easter full of blessings!

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  10. Peanut butte & chocolate, oh my! That's my favorite combination. Wishing you a tea-lightful Easter, Angela!

  11. These look so yummy...I have some Reese's chips in the pantry, will have to try! Thank you!


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