Brownie Batter Truffles

Truffles, truffles and more truffles.  I love them.  I have always loved them.  I love having that surprise when you bite into it and get the soft, melt in your mouth chocolate!  When Craig asked what I was making he asked why I had to make something with chocolate in it.  He’s not a huge fan.  But I actually made these for ME!  Yep, call me selfish, but I love them so much and I’m not so sure that I mind if anyone else likes them!!  Shame on me I suppose.

Super easy to make.  Even easier to eat.  Just look at them!  The intent was to have the kids help me with these but they were in their bicker battle mode today and I had to ask them to leave the kitchen.  I did let them have one though!!!!

I stuck these in the fridge after dipping them in the coating because I prefer to have my candy chocolate cold.  This was a perfect way to end a week that has had some bumps in the road from Sunday to Friday!

I’ve been suffering from a pretty bad migraine for the past two days.  But when you have work and kids to take care, life still goes on.  Kids still want treats to eat.  A blog must filled!  Chocolate is a huge trigger for my headaches.  Not just a trigger, but if I eat it when I have a headache, it gets worse.  But I can say that I was looking forward to making these since I got the post from Confession of a Cookbook Queen!  Fabulouso!  I had some extra candy coating left so I grabbed a bag of pretzels and coated those as well.  Hate to say this, but the taste reminded me of Christmas!

So I sit on my couch with the side of my head throbbing, but I’m ready to get up and have another one as soon as I’m done typing this.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup), melted
  • 1/2 lb chocolate almond bark or candy coating (I used CandiQuik Vanilla Flavored candy coating)
  • Sprinkles for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  In a medium sized bowl, combine cocoa powder, flour, and sugar.  Mix well.  Add melted butter and vanilla and stir until a thick batter is formed.

2.  Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.  Roll the dough into balls (or alternatively, use a small cookie scoop instead) and place on wax paper.  Refrigerate one hour to firm.

3.  Melt almond candy coating according to package directions.  Dip truffles in the melted candy, allowing excess to drip off.  Sprinkle with sprinkles before chocolate sets.  Let chocolate firm before serving.

Notes:

Makes 20 – 24 truffles

Happy Candy making!!

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking

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Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Jet-Puffed Marshmallow “Truffles”

 

I found these cute little treats on the Kraft Recipes as well.  These were super easy and so fun to make.  I knew the kids would love to have these around for a snack after school.  Or now, since school is almost out, an after daycare treat in our case!!

The kids at home here don’t really look forward to summer as much as I did as a kid.  Of course I don’t remember life as they have it now either!!!  Cell phones, iPad, iPods, laptops, 3D TVs to watch.   Anyways, they don’t really look forward to daycare, so this will be a good snack for them to help make a few times this summer.

Oh who doesn’t love chocolate and marshmallows mixed together with a bit of candy on top.  Just another fun way of making my favorite candy…”truffles”!!

what you need

1 tub (7 oz.) BAKER’S Dark Semi-Sweet Dipping Chocolate
20 JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
1/4 cup multi-colored sprinkles

make it

MICROWAVE chocolate as directed on package.

DIP marshmallows, 1 at a time, in chocolate, turning to evenly coat each marshmallow. Gently shake off excess chocolate.

PLACE in single layer on sheet of waxed paper; top with sprinkles Refrigerate 20 min. or until chocolate is firm.

kraft kitchens tips

SUBSTITUTE
Substitute finely chopped PLANTERS COCKTAIL Peanuts or Pecans for the sprinkles.
SUBSTITUTE
Prepare using 1 pkg. (8 squares) BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate.
As I sit here watching the Boston/Miami basketball game, I’m waiting for the chocolate to harden so I can try one.  Ok, maybe I’ll see if one is done prior to the 20 minutes!!
(nope not done – need to wait longer ugh).  They sure do taste good though!!  I may have to wait until tomorrow to see how they turn out…gonna have to make you all wait.  It’s getting late!

Have fun in the kitchen with your kids or heck just yourself.  I love to make fun things too sometimes even when the kids are away….which isn’t often..but I don’t have to share as much!!

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking  ; )

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Thin Mint Truffles

We’ve all heard the saying:  “All things are good in moderation”, right?  Well I love, love, love candy.  Not so much cake and cookies and pies, but candy.  One of my favorites are truffles.  I never, ever thought of making them.  I thought that it would be too difficult to do.  But when I came across this recipe, I knew I could do this.  I also knew that there would be no “moderation” on my part when these were done.

I’ve learned over time to control my eating habits.  I’ve learned to cut sugar out and eat low fat foods.  But there are times when I do indulge in some candy.  I may buy a rather large box of Gobstoppers and eat the entire thing in one sitting.  Or I may buy a bag (a large bag) of M&Ms and eat the entire thing, again, in one sitting.  I love going to the MOA and hitting the candy store to buy jawbreakers.  And my buddy, Jodi would definitely agree with me on that.  (If hit the All About Kids Page, you’ll see how many she actually bought this past Friday night).

Okay, okay, back to the truffles.  These were easy to make.  They tasted amazing.  Amazing.  Amazing.   Sorry..

The only complaint I have (this all my area of fault – was trying to cover the rolled thin mints in the melted chocolate).  I need to find a video to watch on that.  The site that I found these on look beautiful.  The directions say to roll the thin mint balls in the melted chocolate, but when I did that my finger prints were all over it!  So I did my best to make them look pretty, but honestly, I just wanted to eat them.

I will definitely be making these or something like these again.

Thin Mint Truffles

makes 24

1 9oz box Girl Scout Thin Mints {Or Keebler’s Grasshopper Cookies!}

4 oz fat free cream cheese, slightly softened

8 oz Guittard’s green mint chips (I couldn’t find these so I got a 8oz bag of white chocolate chips, put a bit of Mint Extract in it and added some green food coloring

8oz white chocolate chips or white chocolate bark

In a food processor, pulse the Thin Mints a few times, and them blend them down until they are just crumbs. It might be easier to do this in two batches. Next, mix in the cream cheese and crumbs together in a bowl until well incorporated. Roll the mixture into 1 inch size balls, and place them on a wax paper covered baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the fridge for about 30 minutes, so the balls are easier to dip in the chocolate and do not fall apart.  Caleb helped me with this so some of the 1 inch balls are a bit bigger!!

Once the truffles have been in the fridge for a while, melt the green mint chips in a double broiler or a microwave safe bowl. I opted for the microwave.

Roll half of the truffles in the green mint chocolate, and place them back on the wax paper. Melt the white chocolate and roll the remaining truffles. Once they have dried a little, place the remaining white chocolate in a small zip lock bag and cut a tiny bit of one corner off the bag. Start small at first, then if you need, make the hole a little larger. Drizzle the white chocolate over the green truffles. Do the same with the mint chocolate over the white truffles.  Place the baking sheet back in the fridge so that the chocolate can set.

I was really excited about making these.  I was really excited that I got to eat these!  If you’re a truffle fan as I am, then make these!  And if you get a better way to roll them in the chocolate without trouble, please share with me.

Hope you all had a great weekend.

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking

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