Sunday, October 21, 2018

Weekend Gourmet Flashback: Halloween Crunch Truffles #boorific #halloweensnacks #familyfriendly

It's time to cue the ghosts and goblins...and fire up your favorite scary movies. That's right...Halloween is NEXT WEEK!! Today, I'm reaching way back into The Weekend Gourmet archives to re-share one of my most popular Halloween goodies: Halloween Crunch Truffles! The filling for these UNscary truffles is flavored with a duo of crunchy goodies. After being coated with colorful candy melts, they're decorated with fun seasonal Halloween sprinkles. The key is to have fun and let your creativity flow. Bonus: because an oven or stove isn't required to make these no-bake goodies, it's a perfect kid-friendly kitchen project!

These truffles get their crunch from a combination of crispy rice cereal and crushed Biscoff cookies. They're also flavored with cookie butter, marshmallow fluff, and a bit of powdered sugar to hold the filling together. The filling is rolled into bite-size 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 Halloween treats are wickedly addictive!

Halloween Crunch Truffles
inspired by Rice Krispy Treats
Ingredients for 2 dozen truffles:
  • 5 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup coarsely rushed Biscoff cookies (approx. 12 cookies)
  • 2 tbs. softened salted butter
  • 7-ounce jar marshmallow fluff
  • 14-ounce jar cookie butter 
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Two 12-ounce bags orange Wilton Candy Melts [NOTE: one bag can be dark chocolate for flavor/color contrast]
  • Halloween sprinkles for decorating dipped truffles
Step 1: Add the rice cereal and crushed Biscoff cookies to a large mixing bowl. Add the butter, marshmallow fluff, and cookie butter to the bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes. Add the powdered sugar, then stir with a sturdy spoon until all ingredients are completely 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 fridge for 15-30 minutes to chill while you melt the candy melts and/or chocolate and assemble your decorating supplies.
Step 3: Melt the candy melts and/or chocolate according to package directions. Carefully insert a wooden skewer into each truffle and dip them in the candy melts/chocolate. Place the dipped truffles onto parchment or aluminum foil, then decorate with your favorite Halloween sprinkles. Let the truffles sit until the coating is set. Since the truffles are chilled, this should only take a few minutes. I like to serve my truffles in colorful Halloween paper candy holders. If not serving immediately, store the decorated truffles in the fridge in a covered storage container.
These festive truffles are fun to look at...and delicious to eat! The texture is crunchy, with a punch of warm Fall spice from the cookie butter and Biscoff cookies. I love the vibrant orange color, but neon green or purple is fun too. This recipe is all treat, no trick: tasty, easy to make, and the decor can be customized however you like! These crunchy bites are perfect for sharing with the office...or as a gift to teachers at your child's school. Then again, maybe you want to keep them for yourself for a special Halloween treat. I won't tell!

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