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".






INGREDIENTS
Delightfully borrowed, slightly altered The Jey of Cooking
{Printable Recipe}

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.



 

DIRECTIONS

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.






42 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, those look so irresistible! I love the flavors.

Cheers,

Rosa

Val said...

My mouth is watering...cinnamon apple spiced truffles. Sounds incredible.

★ JASMINE ★ {Barbie-Bombshell} said...

that looks AMAZING!

i wish i could do that, unfortunately the kitchen is just not my expertise, ha!

love your blog, btw!
newest follower :)

happy monday!
hugs, xo!

*My Blog* BARBIE-BOMBSHELL.BLOGSPOT.COM

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

How do you dip the truffles? With a spoon?

Jennifurla said...

Here is how a dip the truffles :

drop into chocolate

roll around until covered

pick up with a fork (on the bottom), do not pierce the truffle. tap off excess chocolate by tapping fork on the bowl.

Using a tiny spoon, push truffle off the fork onto the parchment paper.

Cindy said...

Hang in there--your brain will return! Yummy looking treats.

Laurie {Simply Scratch} said...

Oh my gosh! AMAZING!! I absolutely love truffles!! How many explanation points can I put in this comment!!!???!!! :)

Daisy said...

i am loving the flavors in these truffles. I hope you had a nice time at your shower!!

Rebecca said...

We all forget things from time to time! Don't worry about it!! :) These truffles look fab! ...out of this world!

Rosemary said...

Someday I'll get as good at coating these babies as you obviously are.

Marina said...

I love this post, I am still smiling to what you've said about the husband. Good one!

Lizzy said...

Those are PERFECT truffles!!! How do you do it time after time???? Beautiful. And yes, I remember pregnancy brain...the only two times I've accidentally tapped a car in front of me at a stop light were during my 3rd pregnancy. Thank goodness there was no damage and they didn't make a stink when I waddled out to look at our bumpers :/

beti said...

I can't believe that actually happened but at least you went and don't worry everyone will forgiive you just because you are pregnant and I must say that this truffles sound great, I've only made them with chocolate so far and I'm pretty excited to try new flavors

anniebakes said...

oh my gosh, I can't believe how delicious these look! Perfect for an Easter treat! ANne

The Harried Cook said...

Love the flavors in these truffles! And they look really nice too... Great post :) And forgetting my own baby shower sounds a LOT like something I would do! Glad you made it there in the end :)

The Roasted Root said...

Golden Oreos! Now this is an ingredient I have never used before, but as an enormous proponent of original Oreos, I can see this being a huge hit. Your truffles are just perfect - they recipe sounds tasty and they are beautifully decorated. Impressive truffle skills!
-Julia

shaz said...

Glad you actually made your baby shower! (You did, didn't you?). My "babies" are grown up and I still have pregnancy brain, sigh...

On the plus side, the truffles look amazing.

Karen said...

Oh my...forgetting your own shower??? That's a pretty bad case of pregnancy brain! Glad you were alerted to it. ha.
These truffles look AMAZING. I would like to eat the entire plateful right now.

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

Omg... Cinnamon is my new thing right now. I want it on everything! I always blame my husband for all the laundry because his clothes are bigger haha :)

teresa said...

this is the perfect thing to make any occasion memorable ;)

Tia the Baker said...

i love how easy and impressive they are!

Reeni said...

What a unique flavor for truffles! Bet they're amazing.

Katrina said...

Love the look of those and the flavor sounds so good! Can't believe your baby due date is coming up so soon. (I know, you're not saying the same thing, probably dragging about now.) ;)

Karen said...

These look delicious!! haha pregnancy brain. Glad you showed up for your shower!

Taste and Tell said...

Gotta love pregnancy brain!! And definitely gotta love these truffles - they sound and look perfect!!

Megan said...

What a great flavor for a truffle. Pinned!

Fashion Meets Food said...

These look amazing and I love how you displayed them. I definitely need to try out this recipe. xo

Angie's Recipes said...

These truffles look wonderful!

Bake-A-Holic said...

LOL, leaving water all over the house. I hate walking up my stairs to get things too. Oh well. These look delicious. Did you make them for the birthday party or your shower? We're they yummy?

Angie {Successful2gether} said...

holy canoli! These look and sound amamzing! Good luck with the pregnancy brain :D

Junko said...

Everyone who has been pregnant has experienced "pregnancy brain" then once giving birth, have it replaced by "mommy brain"!

The truffles look delicious! Can't wait to bring it to the next party I attend.

Just Cake Girl said...

They looks so amazing, i wish we had golden oreos :)

parenting articles said...

that looks so yummy and cute. hehe

parenting articles

Jenn said...

I forget things all the time... but I don't have a pregnancy to blame it on!!! lol
The truffles sound wonderful.. what a great combination of flavors!

Clements Family said...

Oh...those look mouth watering!

Beth said...

I still remember pregnancy brain! And if you have a lot of laundry now, just wait til they're teenagers.

scrambledhenfruit said...

Girl, those truffles are gorgeous! Your post made me chuckle- I remember those pregnancy moments. (Though at the time I couldn't remember a thing!)

Jay said...

awesome version...feel like tasting now..;P
Tasty Appetite

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

Haha, I always blame my boyfriend if something is going wrong :p But aw, don't worry I'm sure like you said you probably had other things to worry about! There truffles are very pretty and sound yummy too. Maybe you could bring them to the next party you are guest of honour for :)

Melissa said...

Holy deliciousness Batman!!!!

Chris said...

Just for you male comment, I'm leaving my boxers and socks on the floor as a sign of civil disobedience ;)

Sue said...

These sound amazing! So glad you made it to your own baby shower:)