Monday, February 20, 2012
Cinnamon Apple Spice Truffles
Have you ever agreed to a party and forgot about it?
Have you ever agreed to a party where you are the guest of honor and forgot about it?
Have you ever agreed to a party where you are the guest of honor in celebration of the upcoming birth of your newest child? No? Yes? Am I the only one?
Thank goodness there was a birthday party of another friend the night before, because I would not have shown up to my own baby shower if not! Is this what they call "pregnancy brain"? At what point do I call off work and just sit on the couch because I have become a danger to society?
At what point do I stop forgetting my water with wonderfully crushed ice upstairs? It's body punishment to be forced upstairs to fetch my H20. It's more punishment to have 86 glasses all over the house to wash because I can't remember to bring down my water. I'll just blame it on my toddler.
Also when did I start doing laundry for the neighborhood? I can't quite remember (shocking) such a pile as we have building up these days. Of course it could be the re fluffing of the same load over and over causing the back up. Or it could just be my husband. Husbands are who you blame when something isn't perfect right? I think males probably know this by now. If not, consider yourself "aware".
Delightfully borrowed, slightly altered The Jey of Cooking
1 Package Golden Oreos
6 oz. Cream Cheese, at room temperature
1/4 Cup pureed apple pie filling
1/2 tsp. Ginger, divided
2 Packages White Chocolate Baking Bars
1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
Crushed candied pecans for topping (optional)
Chopped white chocolate (optional)
* I made the chocolate in 2 batches, I left out the cinnamon in the 2nd to just add variety in flavor.
Add the Oreos to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until fine crumbs form. Transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer and mix together with the apple pie filling, cream cheese and 1/2 tsp. ginger. Once combined, roll out your truffle dough into bite sized balls. Refrigerate for 2 hours. I even put my dough balls in the freezer 5 minutes before coating to get them extra firm.
Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Melt the chocolate in the microwave according to packaging, until fully melted. Stir in the cinnamon.
Remove the balls from the fridge and dip into the chocolate, making sure they are coated evenly. Place on the parchment paper and repeat until all balls are covered in chocolate. Sprinkle pecans or white chocolate on top (I dipped four truffles, then topped them etc...) and refrigerate until hardened.