Thursday, March 31, 2011

"Fried Egg" Truffles

April fools day is tomorrow, and I am taking these into work.

I think they look an awful lot like fried eggs!

But of course you know they are not.
In fact there isn't any egg in them at all.

These are Granola Cookie Dough Truffles.

Pretty easy to make and just a little more work to turn them into an April fools treat.

I wanted to make truffles, but didn't want to fuss with baking a cake this time. So I decided on cookie dough and added a little cereal into the mix.
They are pretty darn good and sure to cause a few double-takes in the office :)

Granola Cookie Dough Truffles

2 cups Honey Bunches of Oats cereal
1/2 cup butter softened
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
3-4 TBSP. milk
Candy melts

1. Mix butter and brown sugar and soft and fluffy. Add flour, cinnamon, vanilla and milk and stir until smooth.
2. Add cereal into the batter and stir until incorporated.
3. Roll into small balls and place on wax paper lined cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
4. Once the truffles are firm melt the chocolate in the microwave and dip each truffle into it. You can enjoy them just like this :)

But if you are feeling a little sneaky and want to make the eggs, just change a few things.

Make your truffles much smaller than a normal truffle, think the size of a dime. And flatten the top a little so it's not a ball.
Dip the top half into yellow chocolate and let set.
I used a squeeze bottle to melt the white candy melts in and than on a piece of wax paper poured the white chocolate out and allowed to spread into the shape of a fried egg. White the white is still wet, set the hardened yellow truffle on top near the center.

Happy April Fools Day!

Enjoy :)

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