Saturday, December 25, 2010

Fruit Cake Truffles

Merry Christmas everyone! to get in the Christmas spirit this year i decided to make Fruit Cake Truffles instead of Oreo Truffles. Same principle, slightly different ingredients.

You will need -

-1 packet of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (i use light to try and counter-act the effect of the chocolate ;) )
-3/4 of a fruit cake. - i just buy a Homebrand dark fruit cake. You could use light if you wanted too.
- 2 blocks of chocolate for dipping. I like Dairy Fine from Aldi.

  • Crumble the fruit cake into a bowl. Then add your cream cheese. Beat until it resembles cookie dough.
  • Roll into balls and place on a tray. I use a small melon baller to help me get even size balls.
  • Refrigerate until they are firm.
  • Dip in melted chocolate and place on a tray that has been covered in baking paper.
  • Make it fancy by sprinkling on crushed candy cane, choc sprinkles or drizzle with white chocolate. You can even roll them in coconut. Whatever takes your fancy. I also like adding essences to my dipping chocolate - so in mine i did some orange, some peppermint and some plain. Have fun and be creative!

Try not to eat them all at once.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Almost Christmas!!!

Two Mondays ago (yeah, i'm a bit late) we had a gingerbread man making FHE. I made 30 gingerbread men for Ethan's class at school and then the left overs got decorated and eaten by us. they were yum!!

Ethan's -
All lined up and ready to be packed!
It was fun!