Archive for the ‘Confectionery’ Category

Raspberry Coconut Truffles

April 18, 2009

Raspberry Coconut Truffles

 

 Ingredients

 

1    Homemade Gourmet® Basic Cheesecake Mix

 

32 oz  powdered sugar

 

1  14-ounce  package flaked coconut  

 

1  package (10 ounces) frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed and undrained  

 

1  stick  butter, softened (use butter for best results)  

 

1  24-ounce  package chocolate almond bark  

 

Red Food Coloring

 

 

 Directions

 

1. Place raspberries with syrup in blender, process until smooth. Stain raspberry mixture through fine-mesh stainer. Discard seeds and pulp

 

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cheesecake mix, 4 cups powdered sugar, coconut, raspberries and butter. Using stand mixer or heavy duty spoon, combine ingredients until well blended. Dough will be thick and firm.

 

3. Dust a large serving platter with powdered sugar, roll truffle dough into 1 inch balls (if dough is too sticky to roll into balls easily, add powdered sugar in ½ cup increments and work into dough). Place balls on prepared platter. Repeat until all truffle dough is used. Freeze for 30 minutes or until truffle balls are firm. ** To give a professional appearance, use a 1 tablespoon scoop with release, as the scoop is drawn through the truffle mixture, forms a rough ball shape.  The truffle only needs a little additional shaping in your pals to make a perfect ball before coating, this also makes your truffles more uniform.

 

  

4. Break almond bark into large pieces and place in small deep microwave safe bowl. Melt bark on high for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave on high in 15 second increments until bark is completely melted.

 

 

 

5. Lay out a long sheet of wax paper on countertop. Remove truffles from freezer. Insert toothpick in truffle, dip into melted bark until coated, tap the side of the bowl to remove excess bark. Place coated truffle on wax paper and twist toothpick to release truffle; using a small spoon, dab small amount of melted bark on truffle to cover toothpick hole. Repeat with remaining truffles. Allow truffles to dry at room temperature until bark has hardened, about 30 minutes. Store coated truffles in airtight container.

 

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Lime Coconut Truffles

April 18, 2009

Lime Coconut Truffles

 

 Ingredients

 

1    Homemade Gourmet® Key Lime Cheesecake Ball Mix

 

32 oz  powdered sugar

 

Zest of one Lime

 

1 tbsp fresh-squeezed lime juice

 

1  14-ounce  package flaked coconut  

 

1  14-ounce  can sweetened condensed milk  

 

1  stick  butter, softened (use butter for best results)  

 

1  24-ounce  package vanilla almond bark  

 

Green Food Coloring

 

 

 Directions

 

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine cheesecake mix, 4 cups powdered sugar, coconut, condensed milk, lime zest, lime juice and butter. Using stand mixer or heavy duty spoon, combine ingredients until well blended. Dough will be thick and firm.

 

2. Dust a large serving platter with powdered sugar, roll truffle dough into 1 inch balls (if dough is too sticky to roll into balls easily, add powdered sugar in ½ cup increments and work into dough). Place balls on prepared platter. Repeat until all truffle dough is used. Freeze for 30 minutes or until truffle balls are firm. ** To give a professional appearance, use a 1 tablespoon scoop with release, as the scoop is drawn through the truffle mixture, forms a rough ball shape.  The truffle only needs a little additional shaping in your pals to make a perfect ball before coating, this also makes your truffles more uniform.

 

 3. Break almond bark into large pieces and place in small deep microwave safe bowl. Melt bark on high for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave on high in 15 second increments until bark is completely melted. Add a few drops of green food coloring and 1 tsp lime juice

 

 4. Lay out a long sheet of wax paper on countertop. Remove truffles from freezer. Insert toothpick in truffle, dip into melted bark until coated, tap the side of the bowl to remove excess bark. Place coated truffle on wax paper and twist toothpick to release truffle; using a small spoon, dab small amount of melted bark on truffle to cover toothpick hole. Repeat with remaining truffles. Allow truffles to dry at room temperature until bark has hardened, about 30 minutes. Store coated truffles in airtight container.

Lemon Coconut Truffles

April 18, 2009

Lemon Coconut Truffles

 

 Ingredients

 

1    Homemade Gourmet® Cool Lemonade Cheesecake Mix

 

32 oz  powdered sugar

 

1 tsp Lemon Extract

 

1  14-ounce  package flaked coconut  

 

1  14-ounce  can sweetened condensed milk  

 

1  stick  butter, softened (use butter for best results)  

 

1  24-ounce  package vanilla almond bark  

 

Yellow Food Coloring

 

 

 Directions

 

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine cheesecake mix, 4 cups powdered sugar, coconut, condensed milk, lemon extract and butter. Using stand mixer or heavy duty spoon, combine ingredients until well blended. Dough will be thick and firm.

 

 

 

2. Dust a large serving platter with powdered sugar, roll truffle dough into 1 inch balls (if dough is too sticky to roll into balls easily, add powdered sugar in ½ cup increments and work into dough). Place balls on prepared platter. Repeat until all truffle dough is used. Freeze for 30 minutes or until truffle balls are firm. ** To give a professional appearance, use a 1 tablespoon scoop with release, as the scoop is drawn through the truffle mixture, forms a rough ball shape.  The truffle only needs a little additional shaping in your pals to make a perfect ball before coating, this also makes your truffles more uniform.

 

 

 

3. Break almond bark into large pieces and place in small deep microwave safe bowl. Melt bark on high for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave on high in 15 second increments until bark is completely melted. Add a few drops of yellow food coloring and 1 tsp lemon extract

 

 

 

4. Lay out a long sheet of wax paper on countertop. Remove truffles from freezer. Insert toothpick in truffle, dip into melted bark until coated, tap the side of the bowl to remove excess bark. Place coated truffle on wax paper and twist toothpick to release truffle; using a small spoon, dab small amount of melted bark on truffle to cover toothpick hole. Repeat with remaining truffles. Allow truffles to dry at room temperature until bark has hardened, about 30 minutes. Store coated truffles in airtight container.

Orange Candy

April 17, 2009

Orange Candy

Adapted from Homemade Gourmet

 

 

 Ingredients

4  tablespoons  butter or margarine, softened  

1  16-ounce  box powdered sugar  

2  tablespoons  Homemade Gourmet® Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie Mix  

4  tablespoons  milk  

2  tablespoons  light corn syrup  

1  7-ounce  package shredded coconut  

 

 Directions

1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, 3 cups sugar, and smoothie mix; add milk, and corn syrup. Stir until well blended.

 

2. Add remaining sugar and coconut. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

 

3. Shape into 1-inch balls. Store chilled in airtight container.

Coconut Truffles

April 17, 2009

coconut truffles

Coconut Truffles

Adapted from Homemade Gourmet

 

 Ingredients

1    Homemade Gourmet® Basic Cheesecake Mix (or 1 cup of pantry staple) 

8  cups  powdered sugar, divided  

1  14-ounce  package flaked coconut  

1  14-ounce  can sweetened condensed milk  

1  stick  butter, softened (use butter for best results)  

1  24-ounce  package chocolate almond bark  

 

 Directions

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine cheesecake mix, 6 cups powdered sugar, coconut, condensed milk, and butter. Using stand mixer or heavy duty spoon, combine ingredients until well blended. Dough will be thick and firm.

 

2. Dust a large serving platter with powdered sugar, roll truffle dough into 1 inch balls (if dough is too sticky to roll into balls easily, add powdered sugar in ½ cup increments and work into dough). Place balls on prepared platter. Repeat until all truffle dough is used. Freeze for 30 minutes or until truffle balls are firm.

 

3. Break almond bark into large pieces and place in small deep microwave safe bowl. Melt bark on high for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave on high in 15 second increments until bark is completely melted.

 

4. Lay out a long sheet of wax paper on countertop. Remove truffles from freezer. Insert toothpick in truffle, dip into melted bark until coated, tap the side of the bowl to remove excess bark. Place coated truffle on wax paper and twist toothpick to release truffle; using a small spoon, dab small amount of melted bark on truffle to cover toothpick hole. Repeat with remaining truffles. Allow truffles to dry at room temperature until bark has hardened, about 30 minutes. Store coated truffles in airtight container.

 

Lemon Marshmallow Eggs

April 10, 2009

Lemon Marshmellow Eggs

Lemon Marshmellow Eggs

 

 

Lemon Marshmallow Eggs

Adapted From Homemade Gourmet

 

 Ingredients

2    Homemade Gourmet® Cool Lemonade Cheesecake Mixes  

1  cup  graham cracker crumbs 

1    stick butter, softened 

1  7-ounce  jar marshmallow cream 

  12 ounces  vanilla almond bark 

 

 Directions

1. In a mixing bowl, combine first 4 ingredients and, using a stand mixer, beat until well blended. Place bowl in refrigerator and chill until dough is formable – about 15 minutes.

 

2. Form dough into small egg shapes, return to refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.

 

3. While eggs chill, melt white chocolate almond bark in microwave according to package instructions; allow to cool to touch.

 

4. Dip chilled eggs into chocolate to coat. Place on wax paper and immediately top with decorative sprinkles or other decorative items. Allow to dry completely. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

 

TIP: Eggs can be placed into mini cupcake wrappers to give individually or create a box of homemade chocolate eggs to give as a gift to that special someone!

 

Peanut Butter Eggs

April 10, 2009
Peanut Butter Eggs

Peanut Butter Eggs

Peanut Butter Eggs

Adapted by: Homemade Gourmet

 

 

 Ingredients

2    Homemade Gourmet® Basic Cheesecake Mixes 

1  cup  graham cracker crumbs 

1    stick butter, softened 

1/2  cup  creamy peanut butter 

  12 ounces  chocolate almond bark 

 

 Directions

1. In a mixing bowl, combine first 4 ingredients and, using a stand mixer, beat until mixture forms a ball.

 

2. Form into small egg shapes and chill for 30 minutes.

 

3. While eggs chill, melt chocolate almond bark in microwave according to package instructions; allow to cool to touch.

 

4. Dip chilled eggs into chocolate to coat. Place on wax paper and immediately top with decorative sprinkles or other decorative items. Allow to dry completely. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

 

TIP: Eggs can be placed into mini cupcake wrappers to give individually or create a box of homemade chocolate peanut butter eggs to give as a gift to that special someone!