Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gingerbread Truffles

I finally had time to start my holiday baking this weekend - yay!  I made some of my tradional cookies, which I will be posting soon, but I decided to try something new as well.  My friends love my vanilla oreo truffles, so I thought I would make something similar with a holiday twist - gingerbread.  I think they look so festive and they taste delicious.


Gingerbread Truffles

1 box Betty Crocker Gingerbread Mix (14.5 oz)
1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
1 egg
1/2 tub of ready-made vanilla frosting
Wilton Candy Melts (I used white)
sprinkles for decorating

Make the gingerbread cake as directed on the box using a 9-inch square baking dish.
Once the cake is baked and cooled, crumble it into tiny pieces in a large mixing bowl.
Add the 1/2 tub of vanilla frosting and mix it all together.  I use my hands to make sure all the cake is combined with the frosting.  Once it is well-combined, use a small cookie scoop to make the mixture into balls.  Put them on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer for about an hour. 

When you are ready to dip them, I find it easier to microwave the candy melts in small batches.  I microwave them for 30 seconds, stir and then microwave for about another 30 seconds or so.  Place a gingerbread ball into the candy melts, covering completely.  I use a Wilton candy dipping tool to get them out of the candy melts and then place them onto parchment or wax paper to set.  If you are using sprinkles to decorate, make sure you put them on right away, before the coating sets.
I think they look so pretty when you serve them in cute cupcake liners :)
Enjoy.

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18 comments:

  1. They look lick ya lips delish!

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  2. Gosh, these look really good. We made something similar for my husband's "goody day" at work with a white cake mix. The next time I make them, I'm using your gingerbread idea.

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  3. Those sound so festive and tasty. What a great use for those gingerbread mixes.

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  4. Yum. I love truffles, and gingerbread. What a great combination.

    Please link this (and any other applicable recipes), to my Holiday Recipe Link Party.


    http://leafytreetopspot.blogspot.com/p/holiday-recipe-link-party.html

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  5. I love oreo truffles, but I don't know anyone who has made gingerbread! I'll have to try these--they look delicious and so cute inside of fluted cups.

    Isn't holiday baking wonderful?!

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  6. I like gingerbread a lot but don't eat often enough. I think this is something even those that aren't so keen on gingerbread would enjoy!
    ~ingrid

    Looking forward to your other treats!

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  7. Yummy! I will have to try those. I just made some truffles this morning for a cookie exchange party!

    thanks for linking up!!

    xoxo
    Jen

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  8. Mmmm. Not just delicious but beautiful, too. These would be great for gifting, too.

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  9. How yummy! I'd love to try these!

    Hope you can come by for my Holly Bloggy Recipe Party on Thursday!

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  10. this is so cute and adoreable! i love gingerbread and this is amazing:)

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  11. Ooo yum! I love the oreo truffles too, so now I am dying to try these! If any of my neighbors are reading this... um... HINT HINT!!!!! :) Thanks for linking up!

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  13. MMm.I love the sound of gingerbread truffles!!!!

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  14. These look wonderful - I would love it if you linked them to my blog cookie exchange!

    Susan,
    http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
    Party and Entertaining Inspiration

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  15. I featured your recipe on my blog today. Thanks so much for linking up to the Holiday recipe Link Party.

    http://leafytreetopspot.blogspot.com/2010/12/holiday-recipe-round-up.html

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  16. How many does this make?

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