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Friday, December 21, 2012

Cookie Crumb Truffles







In my house this recipe is known as the “other” truffles. The recipe previously posted for Chocolate Truffles although chocolaty and delicious comes with a few challenges. This kind is best made when home alone and very focused on what you are doing. 

Cookie Crumb Truffles are a little more fun to make and actually even more fun if made together with someone else.  It's very important to decorate immediately after shaping into balls while they are still moist for the decorations to stick well. This is where an extra pair of clean hands are appreciated to keep the decorations on the truffles and not on sticky, chocolate covered hands.

It has become somewhat of a tradition for my daughter and me to make these truffles together every year. We began making them during her younger years therefore she was given the job of coating them with sprinkles and other decorations while I took on the messier job of forming the truffles into small balls. 

Not much has changed through the years as I am still the one with the sticky chocolaty hands and she is still the decorator.

It’s also in the decorator’s job description to carefully inspect the truffles making sure the size and appearance is just right, a quality control of sorts. When any misshaped or less than beautifully decorated truffle is detected it's instantly taste tested by the decorator.

I suppose this is one of the perks of such a high demanding job although the one with the sticky chocolaty hands has the all important job of taking the final count!

Truffles

½ cup whipping cream (35%)
1 cup semi sweet or milk chocolate chips
1 cup graham wafer crumbs
½ cup finely chopped peanuts, walnuts or pecans
Chocolate sprinkles, coconut, chopped nuts, cocoa etc.
  1. Bring cream to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat and stir chocolate chips, blend until smooth.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  4. Chill until mixture is firm enough to roll (1 to two hours).
  5. Roll into balls then finish off with decorations.
  6. Refrigerate, makes about 36 truffles.








Notes, Tips and Suggestions

  • Placing the sprinkles into small baggies makes coating the truffles easier with less mess.  This is especially helpful when making them with younger children so you won’t be sweeping up sprinkles for the next two weeks. This effective method was devised by the decorator a few years back and I am the thankful cleanup crew!  
  • Use Oreo or chocolate cookie crumbs instead of graham crumbs for a darker, tasty version of this truffle.
  • Milk chocolate chips can be substituted for the semi sweet chips.
  • Give equal parts semi sweet chocolate chips and almonds a rough chop in a food processor for an interesting truffle coating.
  • Place truffles in small paper liners for special presentation.

3 comments:

  1. elizabeth, who has artful handsJanuary 2, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Hmmmm, what lovely looking treats! Whose nimble fingers assembled those so beautifully?

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  2. elizabeth, who hates dirty handsJanuary 3, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    No. I don't like getting messy hands.

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