Sunday, January 29, 2012

Buffalo Chicken Dip Truffles


Are you just about ready for some football? I know it’s a week away, but I’m sure you are already trawling the Internet Web Connection looking for the perfect Super Bowl party appetizer. Well, look no more my friend; I have just what you need: Buffalo Chicken Dip Truffles. It has all the qualities of the awesome dip you know and love, but now it's easily portable, mess-free, and covered in chocolate!


Buffalo Chicken Dip Truffles

For the full recipe that's sure to make this coming Sunday truly super, visit Foodbeast.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Funfetti Fudge

I love all things cake, so when I saw this recipe, I had high hopes. Fudge that tastes like Funfetti cake? Sign. Me. Up. 




Funfetti Fudge
Ingredients
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • 7oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1.5t vanilla extract
  • 1/4t almond extract
  • 3/4c rainbow sprinkles, divided
Directions
  1. Prep 8x8 pan with wax paper.
  2. Mix chips and milk into a bowl and microwave 2-3 min until the chocolate is almost melted.
  3. Stir in extracts and then a generous 1/2c of sprinkles. 
  4. Pour goo into the pan, smooth it out, and top it with the rest of the sprinkles. 
  5. Put in fridge, chill to set, and cut into small squares. 
Colorful? For sure. Tasty? Word. Cake-like? Not really. It just tasted like good vanilla fudge with crunchy sprinkles in it. I liked the flavor and the consistency, so while it's not Funfetti, I still consider it a success.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Cheetos Marshmallow Treats

So there I was sitting on the couch thinking about Cheetos, like ya do, and it came to me: Cheetos. Marshmallow. Treats. Just like Rice Krispies Treats, but on crack—cheesy, crunchy, neon orange crack.


Cheetos Marshmallow Treats

For the easy, cheesy recipe, visit Foodbeast.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pecan Spinwheels Truffles

Food processors change lives. If you don't have one, go out and buy one. Get one for me while you're at it because, man, I am in need. However, I made do with my hands and a spoon with my most recent addition to my growing list of Little Debbie truffles.


Pecan Spinwheels Truffles

Ingredients
  • 1 box (8 spinwheels) Pecan Spinwheels
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • white chocolate bark
Directions
  1. Crumble spinwheels in food processor.
  2. Add cream cheese to crumbs and process until combined
  3. Scoop into 2t balls and put in fridge to set.
  4. Melt bark; coat truffles; return to fridge to harden chocolate shell.
They definitely fall more in line with the Honey Buns than with the Oatmeal Creme Pies: more savory than sweet, which can be a good thing...if you're not me. Regardless, my new group of taste testers seemed to enjoy them as did my other, which works fine for me. I may have to make the Star Crunch or Oatmeal Creme Pie ones again though because dude.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cinnamon Bun Bark

Those folks who make Cookie Dough Bites are on to something with their newest creation: Cinnamon Bun Bites. I don’t think I agree that they taste “fresh from the oven,” but I’m sure we can all agree that they taste good.  They taste so good, in fact, that they were the inspiration for my latest candy bark creation: Cinnamon Bun Bark. Yum!

 Cinnamon Bun Bark

For the full sweet and sticky recipe, visit Foodbeast.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Skittles Chocolate Cookies

Just so we are clear, these are chocolate cookies with Skittles, not cookies with Chocolate Skittles (Blech!).

I know what you're thinking, "Really, Becky? Chocolate cookies and Skittles?" But one day I was like, "Man, I could really go for Skittles. Man, I could really go for some chocolate cookies." I didn't think a handful of Skittles and couple of chocolate cookies were going to cut it, so I combined them. I've made a few different chocolate cookie recipes, but I used my favorite base for this cookie, which I'll share again here.


Skittles Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients
  • 1c butter, room temp
  • 1 1/2c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1t vanilla
  • 2c flour
  • 1/2c cocoa powder
  • 1t baking soda
  • 1/4t salt
  • 1c white chocolate chips
  • 2/3-1c Skittles
Directions
  1. Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy. 
  2. In separate bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture until fully incorporated.
    Fold in chips and Skittles. 
  4. Refrigerate dough for 2-4 hours. (I cut down the chilling time by sticking the dough in the freezer for an hour or so).
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Roll into balls or scoop with an your 2t cookie scoop and drop on baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool completely.
Be warned: the Skittles get all melty and when they are on the edge of the cookie they seep out and create a sharp sugar knife that will slice your mouth up. 

They were just alright, I think. Next time I'm craving both, I'll probably just keep them separate.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Chocolate Covered Pizza Rolls

Did you make a resolution to eat healthier in 2012? Not me. In fact, I've resolved to eat equally as much, if not more, ridiculously-bad-for-you goodies as I ate last year. And I started with these scrumptious, chocolate-covered puffs of "pizza in a golden crust" (Totino's words, not mine).

 
Chocolate Covered Pizza Rolls

For the full recipe that's as easy as (pizza) pie, visit Foodbeast.