So my cousin Erika messaged me this week asking for ideas for a gender-reveal party she’s throwing this spring. For those of you uninformed folks (as I was a week ago)– a gender reveal party is where you break the “It’s a boy/girl” news to all your friends and family at a fun party. I say– what better way to deliver good news than in a dessert??!!?? So I went to work and I have several ideas you will likely see here in the coming weeks.
Idea#1— a recycled recipe tweaked for the occasion. Remember my chocolate bonbons? Fun little fudge cookies with a hershey kiss inside. Instead of a kiss, how about colored white chocolate? Here you go:
- 40-50 Wilton candy melt pieces in BLUE or PINK
- 8 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese
- 1 bag (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 t. vanilla
- Additional Wilton White Candy Melts
for decorating as desired.
- Soften Philadelphia cream cheese in microwave until completely smooth.
- Melt chocolate chips in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring well in between.
- Add cream cheese to melted chocolate and blend well.
- Add flour and vanilla and stir into a thick dough consistency.
- Flatten about 1 tbs. of dough in your palm, place 2 candy melts (flat sides together) in the center and gently wrap the dough around the melts until they are completely covered.
- Flatten dough and shape into an Oreo shaped and sized cookie and place on an un-greased cookie sheet.
- Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove warm cookies from cookie sheet and place on parchment paper (they will be a little greasy on the bottom, the parchment paper helps with this)
- Decorate as desired- I dipped the entire top of the cookie in melted white candy melts and then piped two small circles on the top. Dragging the tip of a toothpick through the circles while they are still melted makes them into hearts (aww….) Easy and fun!
Not expecting a baby? Make these with pink or red melts inside and pink and red hearts on top for a fun and festive Valentines Day treat!