HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
I saw these Valentine’s Day treats over at Scissors and Spatulas a week or two ago and me and my daughter, who was home from school for the weekend, decided to give them a try. Stop by Jen’s blog where she posted a great tutorial with excellent photos showing exactly how she made them.
These couldn’t be any easier but I will be honest, they are a bit time consuming and a bit messy, but they are so worth it!
Strawberry Cake Truffles
1 Strawberry Cake Mix
1 can of Cream Cheese Frosting.
Baker’s White Chocolate Squares
Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Squares
Decorative Colored Sugar or Sprinkles
Mini tart/candy sized paper cups.
Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box. After the cake is cooled, crumble the entire cake into fine pieces in a large mixing bowl. Empty the entire contents of the can of Cream Cheese Frosting into the bowl. Mix together well. With impeccably clean hands, scoop some of the cake and frosting mixture into small truffle sized balls and set on a cookie sheet line with wax paper.
Melt your chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals being sure to stir after each 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted.
Cover all of your cake truffle balls with the melted chocolate and set on the wax paper lined cookie sheet. Place the color chocolate that you want to drizzle on your truffles in a sandwich zip-loc baggie and carefully snip a tiny tip off one of the corners of the baggie. Pipe and drizzle the chocolate over your truffle balls.
While your cake truffles balls are still wet from the chocolate, sprinkle on some colored decorative sugar on them.
Let them set. Place the cookie sheets in the refrigerator to cool and firm up the chocolate. That’s it!
These are so rich and delicious. One is probably all you could manage in one sitting! We couldn’t decide on which chocolate color combos we wanted so we decided to make both kinds. Both are so pretty! And I am sending every last one of them back to school with my daughter…well, minus two or three. :)