Sunday, October 27, 2013

#SundaySupper Halloween Party...Featuring Halloween Crunch Truffles

It's time to cue the ghosts and goblins and fire up your favorite scary movies! Halloween is in a few days, so the #SundaySupper gang is celebrating by sharing some spooktacular Halloween-inspired dishes today! Our host for this week's event is Kathia from Basic N Delicious, and she challenged us to come up with fun and delicious Halloween recipes. I knew that I wanted to do something sweet and I put on my thinking cap and came up with my Halloween Crunch Truffles. The filling for these truffles is flavored with lots of crunchy goodies, then decorated with orange candy melts and colorful Halloween sprinkles. You can also dip the truffles in melted dark chocolate for contrasting colors on your serving plate. The main point is to have fun and let your creativity flow!
These truffles get their crunch from a combination of crispy rice cereal and crushed speculoos (Biscoff) cookies. They're also flavored with cookie butter (aka Biscoff spread), marshmallow fluff and a bit of powdered sugar to help act as binding. The filling is then rolled into balls and chilled before being dipped and decorated. The flavors are perfect for Fall, with hints of gingerbread and other warm spices. Watch out, though...these babies are wickedly addictive!

Halloween Crunch Truffles
inspired by Rice Krispy Treats
Ingredients for 2 dozen truffles:
  • 5 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup crushed Biscoff cookies (approx. 10 cookies)
  • 2 tbs. softened butter
  • 1 jar marshmallow fluff
  • 14-ounce jar Biscoff spread (or any other brand cookie butter)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 12-ounce bags orange Wilton Candy Melts [NOTE: One bag can be dark chocolate if you want a flavor and color contrast]
  • Halloween sprinkles for decor
Step 1: Add the rice cereal and crushed cookies to a large mixing bowl. Add the butter, marshmallow fluff and Biscoff/cookie butter to the bowl. Microwave for 1.5 minutes, until everything is melty and soft. Add the powdered sugar and stir with a sturdy spoonula until everything is combined.
Step 2: The truffle mixture will be a bit crumbly, but it will form into balls if you pack it in your hands as you shape it. Just work with it and be patient. Place the formed truffles in the freezer for a few minutes to chill while you melt the candy melts and/or chocolate.
Step 3: Melt the candy melts and/or chocolate according to the package directions. Carefully insert a wooden skewer into each truffle and carefully dip them. Place the dipped truffles onto parchment or aluminum foil, then decorated with your favorite Halloween sprinkles. Let the truffles sit until the coating is set. Since the truffles are chilled, it should only take a few minutes. I like to serve mine in fun Halloween paper candy holders.
These little truffles are fun to look at...and delicious to eat! The texture is crunchy, with a nice gingerbread punch from the cookie butter and speculoos cookies. I loved the vibrant orange color of these truffles, but have to admit that I preferred the flavor of the chocolate-coated version. These truffles would be great to share with the office...or perhaps to send to a favorite teacher at your child's school. Or maybe you just want to keep them for yourself as your own special Halloween treat. I won't tell.

Be sure to join us this evening for a Halloween-inspired Twitter chat. We get started at 600 CST, and it's guaranteed to be a great time! In the meantime, make sure you check out all the great Halloween recipes the talented #SundaySupper crew is sharing today. You're sure to find something to add to your Halloween menu this week!


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