Before I get into these luscious, creamy truffles you see before you, I must first talk about my November assignment: Mother Thyme.
For you bloggers, you know the blogs you 'favorite' and religiously follow? Those blogs that in your mind you say 'one day, I'll have a blog like theirs...maybe.' Well Mother Thyme, created by Jennifer, is one of those blogs for me. Gorgeous pictures, slideshows, and organization like none other. I kind of think only fellow bloggers can appreciate all of the techno things we find on certain blogs, knowing that so much effort goes into the smallest of things. But bringing your idea to fruition is truly one of the greatest rewards. And Mother Thyme is doing it right.
But to back up that lovely interface, Mother Thyme is crankin' out a variety of quality recipes, both savory and sweet! Oh and guess what, she also has a cookbook! Now that's legit, huh?
So no one should be shocked that I absolutely fell. in. love with these Apple Cinnamon Truffles. First, how cute are they?! But I'd like to let you know that they taste even better than they look. Or sound, for that matter. They are unreal! For reals.
Let's start with the innards [probably not a great food descriptor but we'll go with it]. Smooth, creamy, apple delishness finished with a Fall-ey hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. Uh, yum. But to round the treat out, the apple [slightly] cinnamon filling is encased in a cinnamon white chocolate coating. A super cinnamoney coating, to be exact. And it all merries together just right.
And to make these truffles even more appealing is the fact that the are stupid easy to put together. In no time flat, you'll have an impressive [no bake] treat to go around the room. And with all of the Thanksgiving craziness, who isn't looking for a dessert just like that?! Well you are, trust me.
So once again, thank you SRC and especially Mother Thyme, for broadening my dessert spread. I can't wait to share these luscious truffles with family and friends, and I know they'll love me for it when I do! I'll give you some cred though.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving week, I personally can't wait to eat my little heart out! Now get bakin'! .
1 package Golden Oreos
6 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 c. chunky applesauce
2-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
10 oz. white chocolate baking bar (for melting)
- Line a large baking sheet with wax paper; set aside.
- Break up Oreo cookies and place in a food processor. Pulse until cookies are finely crushed. Transfer to a large bowl and mix with cream cheese, applesauce, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg until well combined [you can use a spatula but I found it easiest to just use my hands].
- Roll filling into about 1/2 tablespoon balls and place on lined baking sheet. Chill in refrigerator 15 minutes or until firm.
- Melt chocolate as directed on package. Stir in remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon. One by one, roll balls in chocolate and place back on lined baking sheet to cool. Once all are done, place in refrigerator to set chocolate.
Yield: 3 dozen truffles