And you know how I mentioned it would be a good idea to do them all in the same day if I could maintain my sanity? It's that sanity clause that determined I would be making these on kid swap day, which just happened to be last Friday. Because that meant I had no children underfoot for a whole 5 1/2 hours.
That's right, my friends. I am so excited that my friend J agreed to swap kids with me again this school year, albeit on a reduced schedule. Camp Scarlet is back!
OK, so here are your basic sweet-stuff-rolled-into-balls-and-dipped-in-chocolate instructions:
|Buckeyes, oreo truffles, turtle cheesecake truffles|
- Mix together some sweet stuff (see below for the specific sweet stuff I used in my recipes).
- Roll the mixed-together sweet stuff into balls.
- Chill the balls until firm (I use my axillary refrigeration unit, aka the garage, for this)
- Melt some chocolate--I like Baker's Semi-Sweet baking chocolate squares. I use a double boiler (actually my smallest glass bowl over my smallest sauce pan) to keep the chocolate melted.
- Dip the chilled balls in the chocolate (I use a fork to set the ball in the chocolate and gently roll it around until covered, then I lift it out with the fork, letting the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl), and place on a wax paper lined something (like a baking sheet or cutting board). If you want to sprinkle something on top, now is the time to do it, while the chocolate is still wet.
And that's it--pretty simple, right?
Click here for Oreo Truffles
Click here for Turtle Cheesecake Truffles (I used graham cracker crumbs instead of nilla wafers)
Buckeyes (from my mom-in-law)
Mix together 1/2 c. melted margarine or butter and 2 c. creamy peanut butter, then add 1 lb powdered sugar. Optional: add 3 c. rice krispies cereal
Form into 1 inch balls, and chill until firm.
Dip in melted chocolate.
Up next: things dipped in white chocolate, almond bark, or candy melts.