"You don't have to wait for a special occasion to enjoy a cupcake - although you might find that sharing a batch makes even an ordinary day seem that much more sweet."- Martha Stewart

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Having Fun With Truffles

I found this really cool website, its called "Better Homes & Gardens" :) I subscribed to their email list and so I get daily emails with either recipes, decorating ideas, gift ideas, and a ton of other ideas. There were some yummy recipes for truffles and other chocolates so I had to give it a try! They were certainly a hit at our Thanksgiving Dinner :) I've included the recipes so you can try some of them yourself!

Peanut Butter Truffles
1 cup softened butter
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups rice krispies
2 cups powdered sugar

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and form into round balls. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes. While they are chilling, melt a bag of milk chocolate chips in a double boiler. Dip the chilled balls in the chocolate and then place on wax paper. Return to the refrigerator to chill for about 30 more minutes after you have dipped all of the balls. Now they are ready to eat :)

Oreo Truffles
1 package any flavor Oreo cookies
1 package Cream Cheese softened
White chocolate chips

Chop the oreo cookies until extremely fine. Combine with the softened cream cheese. Form into balls and dip in the chips melted in a double boiler! So yummy!!!

Peanut Clusters
Mix equal amounts of any flavor nut (I used peanuts) and melted milk chocolate. Scoop little spoonfuls onto wax paper and let chill. So easy and so yummy!

This is a stand I got the idea from the BHG website. The picture isn't very good but I think you get the idea. You need a serving platter, a dinner plate, a saucer, and 3 parfait glasses all of the same design. I chose clear glass for mine. Then just stack them as you see here. An idea I also read to make the stand more festive was to put decorations inside of the parfait glasses. That would kind of dress up the serving platter and you could change the theme quite easily to go with the holidays.

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Craig and I met at "Ricks College" in 1994. We were married in San Diego in June of 1995 which means we will celebrate our 18th anniversary this year. Time flies when you're having fun. We lived in Idaho for about 2 years after we were married. Sari was born in Idaho. We moved to California shortly after she was born. We've lived here for about 16 years. Ashlie and Tyler joined our family in California. We have lots of fun just relaxing and hanging out. If you are interested in seeing some of my cake creations you can follow my blog at www.letsbakesomecake.blogspot.com or find me on Facebook, I'm "The Cake Lady"!