Saturday, April 27, 2013

White Chocolate Margarita Truffles

It was about this time last year that I discovered margaritas. I've been old enough to drink for a minute, but I just assumed tequila wasn't for me and wound up missing out on years of that sticky sweet, boozy goodness. So it has been my goal to consume margaritas as often and in as many ways as possible. These creamy, limey, crumbly truffles are a great “anytime” way to get all the flavor of a refreshing margarita without getting sloshed in the middle of the day (no judgment). I started with a great base recipe of Desserts 4 Today's "Grown Up Chocolate Bourbon Balls" and switched out the ingredients to fit my now favorite drink.

White Chocolate Margarita Truffles

If you want to know how it's done, visit Foodbeast.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Frosting Pie

I’ve come to a realization about myself: I love frosting, and I think it’s highly underutilized. Sure, with the popularity of cake balls and whoopie pies, it gets a lot of love, but it’s not the star of the show.

So I’ve decided to do away with the cake entirely and declare that it’s high time for frosting pie time. Yup. Frosting. Pie.

I used a Chocolate Almond frosting, an Oreo crust, and cherry pie filling for this particular pie, but I encourage you to, well, try this one first because it’s awesome, and then branch out to discover the perfect frosting flavor, pie crust, and mix-ins for you.

Black Forest Frosting Pie

For the full, fast, four ingredient, frosting-filled recipe, visit Foodbeast.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Key Lime Pie Fudge

Spring is here! And with it comes lots of fruity desserts. Last month, Duncan Hines properly readied me for warmer weather by coming out with their springy seasonal Frosting Creations flavors, and I am pumped to try them out. First up: key lime pie frosting. What ever could I make with it? Fudge, duh. If it's not broke... 

So here it is: Key Lime Pie Fudge in all its limey and graham cracker-y glory.

Key Lime Pie Fudge

  • 1 packet of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Key Lime Pie Flavor Mix 
  • 1 can of Frosting Creations™ Frosting Starter
  • 12oz white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup graham crackers, crushed (It's totally okay if there are bigger pieces among the crumbs)
  • zest of one key lime
  1. Pour pack of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Key Lime Pie Flavor Mix into can of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Frosting Starter. Stir until evenly blended.
  2. Line 9x9 pan with wax paper.
  3. Melt white chocolate chips in microwave.
  4. Heat frosting in microwave for 25 seconds.
  5. Combine melted chocolate and frosting until no streaks are left.
  6. Stir in key lime zest and crushed graham crackers.
  7. Spread fudge into wax paper-lined pan and chill in fridge until set.
  8. Slice into thin and tasty pieces. (I usually do 6x15 to 20).
The key lime zest is an addition after the fact. Taste testers thought it could be even key lime-ier, and I think that's the best way to get in that extra boost of flavor. I would definitely suggest that you crush your own graham as opposed to buying graham cracker crumbs as I really liked the crunch that the larger pieces gave me as I ate my way through this fabulous batch of fudge.