You know that I will experiment with a variety of options when developing some of my recipes. I chose to enhance these confections with complementary coatings of cocoa, powdered sugar, crushed kettle jalapeno and regular potato chips and chopped peanuts. I'm not sure if I have a favorite embellishment for this candy (unless, it's the crushed salted potato chips)...they're all scrumptious! The jalapeno potato chip coating will provide just a slight surprise bite of heat; and the regular kettle potato chip coating will offer a delightful, more salty crunch to the truffles.
To make the candy sticky for better adherence of the peanut and potato chip coatings, the truffles will need to be first rolled in a mixture of cocoa powder and kosher sea salt and allowed to rest for at least 4 hours or overnight. Salt is not added to those rolled only in cocoa powder or powdered sugar.
Though these delicious truffles make an elegant presentation, they are actually made using a simple technique and humble ingredients. Therefore, they make a great recipe project for children; so get those little hands going and let them do the rolling!