Funfetti Cake Truffles & Nutter Butter Truffles!…

Hi there!  Happy Tuesday to you!  I hope your week is off to a good start.  Mine is alright so far.  I can tell it’s going to be a long week though.  Yesterday took forever to go by.  The weather doesn’t help matters any.  It’s been cold and rainy outside.  I didn’t realize it was supposed to rain today so that made my commute into work kind of rough.  A tractor trailer decided they wanted to turn into the same lane as me and almost slammed directly into the right side of my car!!  I’m really glad that I saw and caught myself in enough time to swerve out-of-the-way!  I swear some people just don’t pay attention when driving.  It’s really frustrating.  If you aren’t going to be alert or don’t feel up to it, don’t get behind the wheel of a car.  It’s a simple concept really.  Alright, I’m done complaining.  I swear.

So over the weekend, I mentioned that I made two other types of truffles.  I had made the Oreo truffles last weekend and now this weekend, it was time for something new!

Funfetti Cake Truffles (adapated from this recipe)

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Ingredients:

1 ½ cups flour
1 cup Funfetti cake mix
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
3-4 Tablespoons Almond milk
2 Tablespoons sprinkles
Truffle Coating:
White melting chocolate
4 tablespoons of Funfetti cake mix
Sprinkles
Directions:
Beat together butter and sugar using an electric mixer until combined. Add cake mix, flour, salt, and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Add 3 Tablespoons of milk or more if needed to make a dough consistency. Mix in sprinkles by hand. Roll dough into one inch balls and place on a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet. Chill balls in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to firm up.

While dough balls are chilling, melt white chocolate on a double broiler until melted. Stir between intervals. Once melted, quickly stir in cake mix until incorporated completely. Using two spoons, dip truffles into white chocolate and shake of excess chocolate by tapping the bottom of the spoons on the side of your bowl. Place truffle back on the cookie sheet and top with sprinkles. Repeat with remaining balls until finished.
Chill cake batter truffles in the refrigerator until serving. Makes around 24-30 truffles.
Nutter Butter Truffles
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Ingredients:
1 package of Nutter Butter cookies
1 package of softened low-fat cream cheese
Dark melting chocolate
Directions:

Set aside a few Nutter Butters to crush for the truffle topping.  Put the rest of the package of the Nutter Butter cookies into a food processor or crush in a ziploc bag with a rolling-pin until finely crushed.

Pour the Nutter Butter crumbs in to a large bowl with the cream cheese.  Mix the cream cheese and the Nutter Butter cookies until they are well blended and you don’t see the white from the cream cheese anymore.  The best way to do this is to use your hands.

Put foil on a baking sheet, and roll the Nutter Butter & cream cheese mixture into 1-inch balls.  Place on the foil-lined baking sheet.  When you have made all of the balls, place into the refrigerator or freezer for at least 15 minutes or until they are formed and hardened.

In the meantime, start melting your chocolate in a double broiler on the stove.  Merely bring a pot of water to boil and place a pyrex bowl on top of cover the pot.  Place the chocolate inside the pyrex bowl and once the water is boiling, turn it off.  The chocolate will begin to melt.

Take the truffles out of the refrigerator or freezer and coat in the chocolate using two spoons and shake the excess chocolate off.  When completely coated, place back on the baking sheet.  Continue to do this for all the truffles.  Take the leftover Nutter Butters that you have crushed separately and sprinkle some crumbs on top of the truffles.  Place in the freezer or refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour.

These truffles came out SO good!!  You really need to try your hand at making them!  I have become the truffle queen since I’ve been making them so much. They are impressive at a party and they aren’t too difficult to make.  I highly recommend them.

Last night for dinner, Mike decided to make us Coconut Crusted Tilapia!

Coconut Crusted Tilapia!

Coconut Crusted Tilapia!

My dinner plate with some roasted veggies and roasted potatoes

My dinner plate with some roasted veggies and roasted potatoes

 

A closer look at the fish!

A closer look at the fish!

I love the coconut flavor on the fish!  It’s so good!  I always forget to do this with chicken.  It would taste great on chicken as well.  I was so glad that Mike offered to make the fish because my neck is still bothering me.  It’s feeling a little better after putting some ice on it last night but I need to do it again today.  Hopefully when I wake up tomorrow, it will feel 100%!

Last night was the third night of Hanukkah and Mike and I finally lit our beautiful Menorah that Melissa got us last year.

3rd night of Hanukkah!

3rd night of Hanukkah!

I love lighting the candles.  It reminds me so much of when I was little and Melissa and I would lite the candles together and our family would sing the prayer.  I love those kinds of traditions and Mike and I are going to do them with our family too.  It was pretty cool singing the prayer with Mike for the first time being married together.  Do you have any special family holiday traditions that you do?  What is your favorite one?

Alright, well I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!  Hopefully the weekend will arrive soon!

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8 Responses

  1. What a beautiful menorah! :)

  2. Nutter butter truffles?! Umm I need one of those. I must make those soon. My hair dresser was just telling me of this recipe! How funny that you mention it. She makes it with Oreos as well & says they are always a HUGE hit. I would just have to try not to eat them all myself ;)

  3. Your truffles look delicious! And I love that you and Mike are beginning your family traditions together. So precious.

  4. [...] Melissa came over yesterday and we baked double chocolate chip cookies and started making funfetti cake truffles.  The truffles are done, we just need to coat them in chocolate which I might do after work [...]

  5. [...] finished up the funfetti cake truffles and coated them in chocolate.  They turned out [...]

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