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Lucky Charms Truffles

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Lucky Charm Truffles

If you like Lucky Charms Cereal, you will love these chocolate-covered treats!

I was walking down the cereal aisle and a box of Chocolate Lucky Charms jumped into my cart and begged me to make a dessert with it.

That’s almost how it happened…! I love Lucky Charms and I adore the chocolate version. Did you know that just before St. Patrick’s Day they have a limited time version full of shamrocks and pots of gold. Too cute!

I had actually been wondering if the oft-used technique of Oreos + Cream Cheese, rolled into a ball and covered in chocolate would work with cereal. Perfect opportunity to try!

These are yummy little chocolate-y and marshmallow-y treats that are SO cute for the month of March!

Lucky Charm Truffle

Here’s how we put them together: (printable recipe)

INGREDIENTS: (makes 24-36 truffles, depending on how big you make them)

  • 4 cups of Lucky Charms Chocolate cereal (marshmallows and all)
  • 1 bar of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (at room temp)
  • 1 bag of Wilton’s candy melts (in any color you like- I used up some leftover bags in a variety of colors)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Finely crush cereal into crumbs (I used a food-chopper).
  • Combine with cream cheese until it forms a soft ball of dough.
  • Roll dough into small balls.
  • Melt candy melts in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between, until melted and smooth.
  • Use a fork to dip balls of cereal into the melted candy. Tap the fork on the side of the bowl to drain off excess melted candy, and slide fork along edge of bowl to remove excess.
  • Place each truffle on parchment paper to harden. Top with marshmallow bits from the cereal, or sprinkles.
  • Allow them to harden completely.

Lucky Charm Truffles

My thoughts: Aren’t they cute? They are pretty yummy too. I thought the consistency was a little weird, but once they are covered in chocolate it’s not as noticeable. I got a thumbs up from friends who tried them and kids LOVED them. Just a fun little St. Patricks Day project! Enjoy! ~r

Other yummy St. Patrick’s Day treats here on Easybaked: (click on image to see recipe)

Andes Mint CupcakesKey Lime CakeLime Soda Cupcakes!!!!Baileys Irish Cream Cupcakes

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Triple Chocolate Truffle Cups

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Triple Chocolate Truffle Cups

Delicious dark chocolate cookie cups filled with melted milk chocolate and a white chocolate truffle.  Yum.

I love little mini desserts.  I used to work for a hospital and they would have a big, fancy Christmas party every year.  My favorite part was all the adorable little desserts at the end.  You can try like 8 of them for the calorie price of one big dessert!

This is an adorable (easy to make!) mini dessert.  Perfect for showers, receptions, tea parties and any occasion that calls for a little bit of “fancy” dessert.

The cookie cups use my favorite chocolate cut-out cookie recipe (pressed into a cup!), melted chocolate and a Lindt White Chocolate Truffle. Quick, easy, and delicious!

Triple Chocolate Truffle Cookie Cups!

Here’s the recipe: (printable version)

INGREDIENTS: (makes about 48 mini desserts)

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 bag of Wilton’s milk chocolate Candy Melts (if you want to melt higher end chocolate for this, feel free!)
  • Approximately 48 Lindt White Chocolate Truffles (Walmart has them in large boxes of 60, for a reasonable price)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  • Make cookies by combining butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and cocoa powder and beating until completely combined.
  • Add other dry ingredients gradually, mixing with beaters until too heavy to beat. Use clean hands to knead dough into a soft ball.
  • Use a small cookie scoop (I used a scoop that holds 1/2 Tablespoon of batter) to portion out your dough into mini muffin tins that have been sprayed with non-stick spray.
  • Use a tart shaper or a wooden spoon to press the dough into a cup shape (really, the tart shaper works best for this and you will use it again- I use mine all the time!)

Making cookie cups

  • Bake at 350F degrees for 7 to 8 minutes and remove from oven.
  • Press centers in a second time with the tart shaper and allow them to cool for just a couple of minutes.
  • Use a small paring knife to pop each cup out and allow them to cool completely on the counter.
  • Melt candy melts in a microwave safe bowl, in the microwave, in 30 second increments, stirring in between until melted and smooth.  
  • Pour melted chocolate into a sturdy zip-top bag.  Zip it closed and clip a corner off.
  • Unwrap all of your Lindt truffles.
  • Carefully pipe warm chocolate into each cookie cup, filling each one about half way.
  • Gently press a truffle into the center of each chocolate-filled cup, allowing the warm chocolate to squeeze up around the edges (yum!)
  • Drizzle any left-over chocolate over the tops of the mini-desserts and allow them to cool and harden completely.
  • Enjoy!!!

Triple Chocolate Truffle Cookie Cups!!!My thoughts: Well, you can see for yourself what happens when you bite into this little dessert. Pure deliciousness!!!! Those truffles are so good.  Mine got a little melted before I cut one in half– but all that soft white chocolate….!!! They make this dessert a touch pricey- but they are SO worth the cost!  If you want to make a smaller batch just cut the cookie recipe in half.  I hope you get a chance to try these- I am filing this recipe away for the next time I need something little for favors or a mini dessert table.  These are perfect for both!  Enjoy!!!!  ~r

Triple Chocolate Truffle Cups

Other mini desserts you might enjoy:

Melted Smores cupDark Chocolate Ganache CupcakesKoolaid truffles!!Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

Kool-Aid Truffles

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These chocolate-dipped truffles have creamy sweet centers made with the unique flavors of Kool-Aid drink mixes!  Your kids will love them!!!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese (softened to room temperature!)
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 3 cups of white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 (0.16oz) packet of Kool-Aid drink mix (any flavor- see my choices below)
  • 2 bags of Wiltons Candy Melts in White chocolate or Dark chocolate
  • Sprinkles, cookie crumbles or colored candy melts (I used Blue and Red)

Blue Raspberry Truffle

Lemon-Lime and Graham Cracker Truffle

Chocolate-covered Black Cherry Truffle

White chocolate Mango-Peach Truffle

DIRECTIONS:

    • Cream together cream cheese, powdered sugar and Kool-Aid in a large mixing bowl.
    • Melt white chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments (stirring in between) until smooth and creamy.
    • Add melted chips and vanilla to cream cheese mixture and combine until completely smooth.
    • Refrigerate for at least one hour.
    • Remove mixture from refrigerator and use a small cookie scoop to make small balls of filling (I placed these on a plate and put them back in the fridge to chill while I prepared my chocolate to dip)
    • Melt the Wilton’s Candy Melts in the microwave in 30 second increments until smooth and creamy.
    • Dip chilled balls of filling in the melted chocolate, draining away excess and placing on parchment paper to harden (if you want pictures of how I dip things click here for a previous recipe)
    • Decorate with sprinkles, cookie crumbles or drizzles of fun colored chocolate. 

My thoughts:  These are so much fun to make!!  I just love them.  I actually divided the recipe in half (and used just 1/2 of a packet of Kool-Aid) so that I could try lots of flavors and not make 4 full batches.  One batch makes quite a few truffles- about 40 if you use a small cookie scoop to measure them out.  

My warning????  These are SO sweet. (SOOOOOOOO sweet!)  They almost make your teeth hurt they are so sweet.  They are great with a cup of coffee though, and they will cure you of your sugar cravings fast!  

Dipping them in chocolate is always the hard part if you haven’t done much candy making.  Keeping the fillings chilled helps and (of course) practice helps.  They are MUCH easier to dip than cake pops though.  If you don’t want to dip them, I’d suggest chopping chocolate up fine (or cookie bits, or candy bits) and just rolling the finished truffle filling in toppings instead.  Be amazing and create your own flavor combinations– I’d LOVE to hear about what you and your family create!!!  Enjoy!  -r

Raspberry Lemonade Truffles

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These soft and creamy lemonade truffles are accented with a sweet raspberry white chocolate.  Truly a unique dessert that will have you thinking summer as soon as you taste one!

INGREDIENTS: (makes 30 truffles)

  • 1 (8 oz.) bar of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (softened to room temp)
  • 1 packet (0.23 oz.) of Kool-Aid Lemonade mix (unsweetened)
  • 5 cups powdered sugar (plus a little extra to coat your hands as you work with dough)
  • 1 bag (12oz) Wilton White Candy Melts
  • 1/4 teaspoon imitation raspberry flavoring
  • Red and yellow food coloring (enough to get the color you desire)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Cream together Philadelphia cream cheese and packet of lemonade.
  • Add yellow food coloring to desired shade of yellow.
  • Add powdered sugar one cup at a time, blending well between each one.  After 4th cup, coat your hands in powdered sugar and mix in 5th cup with your hands until well blended.
  • Using sugar-covered hands, roll dough into 1 inch truffle balls and set on parchment paper.
  • Melt candy coating chips in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between until smooth.
  • Add raspberry flavoring and red food coloring (to desired color) and mix well.
  • Spoon about 1/2 – 1 tsp. of chocolate onto parchment paper and then press a truffle on the top of it until the chocolate is visible around the edges.  Finish the rest of the truffles this way.
  • Spoon remaining chocolate into a ziplock bag and clip the corner.  Drizzle the chocolate over the truffles.
  • Allow topping to harden (about 5 minutes)
  • Peel off parchment paper and serve at room temperature or chilled.

Makes about 30 truffles.

My thoughts:  Wow!  These have been a huge hit with everyone in my life that’s tried them!  They are an original creation for Real Women of Philadelphia.  For all of you who love to cook and bake, you really should check this contest out– its a lot of fun and the sweetest people are a part of this community!  I was longing for something to remind me that summer is coming (in spite of all the yucky weather lately!)  Raspberry lemonade is such  treat- and these truffles capture the essence of it to me.  I hope you get a chance to try them– let me know what you think!  :o)r-

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