It wouldn’t be Christmastime without all sorts of delicious treats! So I present to you two delicious although sweet and deadly holiday sweets!
Day 110 – Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge
The original plan was to make Mint Chocolate Fudge but upon closer inspection of the pantry, we had no chocolate chips which wasn’t going to work at all! So I scoured my cookbooks for a suitable alternate and came up with Peanut Butter Fudge from one of Sarah Kramer’s books. The result is quite sweet, as in halfway through one piece I had to stop and take a break because it was so sweet. Good, but definately not an everyday kind of snack!
Day 111 – Oreo Truffles
Ah, now THIS is holiday eating at it’s finest. A simple little bite-sized treat that tastes so good that you want to eat a dozen of them (but don’t unless you plan on spending a few hours on the treadmill working them off!)
This is my first step into chocolate making and it turned out well (it probably helps that I didn’t read the horror stories from other people until AFTER I made the truffles). The chocolate melted perfectly and the truflles turned out wonderful. They’re about the size of a donut hole and taste absolutely amazing (I sprinkled some crushed up candy canes on them to make them a bit more festive and the mint really adds a nice kick).
Here’s a veganized recipe that you can use(yes oreos are vegan!) , if you’re not vegan just substitute in some real cream cheese.
1 package of Oreos (you can save a couple to crush and sprinkle on after dipping in chocolate)
250ml (or I block) of cream cheese (I used reduced fat…)
Step 1. Dump the oreos into a food processor or blender and crush the heck out of them until it looks like dirt.
Step 2. Add the cream cheese to the oreos and mix it until it becomes one big ball of deliciousness.
Step 3. Roll the mixture into balls and then place them on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet and place in freezer for 10-20 minutes.
Step 4. While the truffles harden up, melt your chocolate in a double boiler (I used a small metal bowl inside a pot of water)
Step 5. Dip each truffle in the chocolate, making sure to tap off excess chocolate. I used a skewer to dip them and then tapped a spoon on it to get rid of excess.
Step 6. Roll around in cocoa powder, crushed candy canes, or crumbled oreos if you’d like.
Step 7. Resist the urge to eat all of them.