Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Baby Shower Treats: Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles

I recently found out that I have the pleasure of catering my cousin's baby shower this month. I am so excited! I love catering for family events. A couple years ago Justin and I catered his uncle's wedding (about 50 people) and a few months ago I threw a surprise baby shower for my sister-in-law Callie.

My cousin Erin is having a little girl, Lucy. How adorable is that name, by the way? I'm starting to think about menu ideas, and while I don't want to jump the gun (I haven't actually gone over the ideas with Erin), I have a few recipes up my sleeve to start.

Truffles make a scrumptious and easy party favor. I made chocolate Oreo truffles for Callie's shower, and this time I thought I'd switch it up and do something a little different for Erin. Besides, we can make these truffles pink, and who doesn't love all things pink and sweet?

Incidentally, it's also National Truffle Day, which really must mean the stars are aligning for me today. Kismet!

Check back here soon for more baby shower recipe ideas!

{Printable Recipe}
Ingredients
1 package golden Oreos
1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
1 bag white chocolate (or dark chocolate if you prefer)
5-6 drops red food coloring
2 tsp fruit jam (raspberry or blackberry work well)

Procedure


This is stupid easy. Grind up the Oreos in a food processor until fine.


Add cream cheese and jam. Whir it up.


Let this mixture sit in the fridge for an hour or so, just to harden a little. Afterwards, roll the mixture into  little balls, about a tablespoon's worth.

Let these chill in the fridge for an hour or in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Melt the chocolate. You can do this over a double boiler or in the microwave. Just be careful not to overheat the chocolate or it'll burn on you.

If you want to use white chocolate, add a few drops at a time of the food coloring until you get the right pink color. If you are using the dark chocolate, skip the food coloring.


Take the truffles and dip them in the chocolate, working quickly. If the cream cheese starts to soften just pop them back into the fridge for ten minutes.

Once they're covered, pop them back into the fridge for a few hours or overnight.


I think baby Lucy is going to like these!

-Katie


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