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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Truffles - the sweet kind

Take a piece of straight up chocolate and pop it in your mouth.  Really, does it get any better than that?

That's the chocolate truffle.

I made two different types on Easter - the traditional kind, and the kind you make when you somehow have a sleeve of Girl Scout cookies that you haven't eaten yet (?????).  

You can have a lot of fun with these...use whatever toppings you like and add different flavors too, if you want.  They're easy to make and perfect for parties.  

Thin Mint Truffles

1 sleeve of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies 
4 ounces cream cheese, softened

Put the cookies in a blender and process until finely ground.  Reserve a small amount (about 3 tablespoons).

Combine the bulk of the cookie crumbs with the cream cheese and mix.  Scoop out by the tablespoon and form into a ball.  Roll the balls in the reserved cookie crumbs.  

Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Makes 20 truffles.

Luscious Chocolate Truffles

3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
toppings of your choice (I used coconut and Easter/Spring themed sprinkles)

Put chocolate and milk in a saucepan and heat until combined, stirring frequently.  Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Scoop and form chocolate into balls about an inch wide.  Roll in desired toppings.  Refrigerate before serving.

Makes about 6 dozen truffles.

Linked to: Sweets for a Saturday
                Sweet Tooth Friday

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At April 29, 2011 at 7:28 PM , Blogger Cares and Mimi said...

Good golly! I would be making those thin mint truffles right now if I hadn't already eaten all of my thin mints. Dang it. Must find a random girl scout and hope she has extra thin mints! Awesome recipe :) - Cares

At April 29, 2011 at 9:14 PM , Blogger Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

I have some extra thin mints, now I know just what to do with them. Yum!

I'd love to have you share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/04/28/mint-infused-plum-tarte-tatin/

At April 30, 2011 at 1:24 AM , Blogger Miriam said...

Why didn't I ever think of thin mint cookies in truffles? What a great idea! They look marvelous :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters


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