Truffles and Bites

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose. But really, how many times have we all eaten raw cookie dough before shoving those babies in the oven to bake? I know I have. Risking raw eggs with every bite. Well, worry no longer because Lindsay of Love and Olive Oil has just written her first book, The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook, filled with recipes using eggless raw cookie dough in cakes, pies, brownies, ice cream and more.

So this weekend I tried the basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles recipe from her book. All you need is flour, sugar, brown sugar, salt, butter, milk, vanilla and chocolate chips. No egg and all safe to eat by the spoonful. Or you can make truffles. I got more than 30 from the recipe but I can’t say exactly how many because, well I may have eaten some first.

After you scoop them, roll them into round balls like the third one up from the bottom right. Dip the ball in candy coating… Churro Tots. Happy Wednesday, beautiful people.Factoid for you: Getting my car serviced stresses me.To deal, I totally made Churro Tots.

Churro Tots

Throw in stress eating and calls to dad, and it some how made everything okay. I encourage it! Last week I went to a cookbook release party at Border Grill and they had churros…in tot form! I was blown away by their cuteness–had to replicate it stat for you all.I basically made a tweaked and adjusted version of this pate a choux recipe. And then fried small balls of the dough. Grab a baking sheet, line it with some paper towels. Recipe adapted from Dorie GreenspanPrint this recipe! Peanut Butter Prezel Bites. Salty and sweet.

Peanut Butter Prezel Bites

Crunchy and melt-in-your-mouth. Peanut butter and chocolate. Dangerous and delicious (you know what I mean). One little bite, so much to experience. Why did I wait so long to give these a try?? Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites recipe courtesy Foodaphilia.com Calorie estimate: 4,000 – 5,000 for complete recipe (depending upon dipping chocolate and pretzels used, etc.) Yield 60 – 80 pretzel bites Ingredients 1 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tbsp softened butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar (maybe more) 3/4 cup brown sugar (maybe more) Pretzels 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips Directions Combine peanut butter and softened butter in a large bowl with a fork or whisk, or in a stand mixer. Use a teaspoon measure to scoop the filling. Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30-second intervals, stirring occasionally until completely melted.

Cake Batter Truffles. Cake Batter Bombes ~ Cake, sprinkles and chocolate rolled into a creamy bite size bombe.

Cake Batter Truffles

This is an easy four ingredient dessert that’s always a crowd a pleaser. Cake Batter Bombes You might be more familiar with these being called Cake Batter Truffles, but I generally, have a hard time accepting anything called a truffle if it lacks the traditional chocolate ganache body. I know weird, right-can’t help it. Whatever you want to call these Babies-make them! Chocolate Banana Bites. I have an issue.

Chocolate Banana Bites

An issue which you already know about. I need something sweet every single day. Ok, maybe I don’t need it, but like the shoeboxes that have taken over my closet, I want it. And truth be told – I want something sweet every minute. I would be perfectly content eating dessert for breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with a nice serving of salt ‘n vinegar chips to give me that salty fix. Cake Batter Truffles. Spring is here, or at least it’s kind of here.

Cake Batter Truffles

I’m still waiting for Mother Nature to get the memo. Easter is also right around the corner and my kids are counting down the days for the Easter Bunny! I couldn’t wait to try this recipe I created, so Easter came a little early in the treat department at our house! What Easter Bunny wouldn’t love these cute little Cake Batter Truffles?! No baking, and less than 10 ingredients! But before I get to more about the recipe, I have an announcement. Ok, back to the recipe….I’ve been running across a lot of different truffle recipes lately.

The dough doesn’t take many ingredients and comes together quite easily. In the meantime melt some of your favorite chocolate or candy melts. Once the chocolate/melts are smooth, get ready to dip. Let the chocolate run off the truffles for a few seconds then place the truffle back on the lined baking sheets. After you dip the truffles place them back in the fridge for a few minutes for the chocolate to set. Cookie Dough Truffles. Oh baby.

Cookie Dough Truffles

Oh yes. You can have your dough and eat it too. No raw eggs here. WOOOOOO~HOOOOO! (spell-check hates it when I put my words in there) Caramel Apple Bites. Caramel apples are an absolute classic snack of the autumn season!

Caramel Apple Bites

I love how you can decorate them with sprinkles, nuts, candies or just a drizzle of chocolate to go with whatever tastes you prefer. I thought it would be fun to try and make a mini version! I thought these would be a fun appetizer at a party or get together. Mini Caramel Apples makes 2 dozen. Needed: 1 package of caramel apple wrap , 2 Granny Smith (or other variety) apples, 1 cup melted dark chocolate, nuts or other garnishes you prefer (optional). And toothpicks. Use a knife to prep your caramel sheets by cutting them into small squares. Have fun making these mini caramel apples!