Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sugar Overload!

I sort of got caught up in a sweets frenzy and all I want to do is make cute sugary things. Maybe this is a precursor to a vegetable frenzy...yea I didn't think so either :). It's been fun though, I've enjoyed making new things and trying out new flavors and decorations. So long as I'm able to give the majority of what I make away I'm good with it!

This post contains a few things I've made over the past few days. Some pretty easy, some super easy, but all really good!

Oreo Truffles

You will need:
  • 1 package Oreos
  • 1- 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 2-3 cups chocolate discs, milk or dark chocolate
Crush all but 7 cookies in a food processor, or in a bag with a hammer if you're having that sort of day. Blend in cream cheese until it comes together in loose chunks.

Roll into 1" balls and place on a baking sheet covered in wax paper and put them in the freezer.

On a double boiler, melt down your chocolate discs and then dip the balls into chocolate, tap of excess and lay on wax paper to dry. You can sprinkle them with the remaining cookies crushed, crushed candy canes, sprinkles- the options are endless. Make sure you sprinkle as you go because the chocolate will begin to harden quickly since they were in the freezer for a while.

Some of mine were a bit bigger then an inch. Oops :) I sprinkled them with white non-perils.

I happened to have some pretzel rods laying around and I didn't want the leftover chocolate going to waste. How convenient! I topped them with some non-perils and crushed candy canes.

These chocolate laden treats should be enjoyed sparingly. Don't want to get chocolate wasted now, do we friends?

Source: Bakerella

On to more cupcakes, cause you know, I can't get enough of them! It's a sickness. They're on my mind all the time and now that I went to the new cupcake shop in Orchard Park my mind is reeling with ideas for cupcakes...and how much better then theirs they'd be...There! I said it.

Turtle Cupcakes

Make your favorite chocolate cupcake and icing recipe, at this point I'm not going to post chocolate cupcake recipes, it seems redundant. If it were a special recipe I would but these are just plain chocolate cupcakes.

You will need:
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp caramel sauce
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans, roasted or not.
I made a caramel whipped cream to fill the cupcakes and topped them with a mound of frosting. Sprinkle chopped pecans over top. Fill a bag with caramel sauce and cut a teeny tiny hole and crisscross the caramel over top.

That's for about 12 cupcakes, double for a batch of 24.

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

You will need:
  • 1/8 tsp mint extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • red food coloring
  • crushed peppermint candies
  • sprinkles
This is pretty much the same deal, except I mixed the extract and food coloring into the whipped cream, filled the cupcakes, frosted them and then sprinkled sugar crystals and crushed candy canes over top. You could also make these and chop up refrigerated Andes Candies and put those on top, and make the filling green to match instead of red. 

I pretty much go to Olive Garden for the Andes Candies :).

I made these a day ahead of time for the flavors to intensify. Make sure you don't store them together, otherwise you'll get some strange turtle cupcakes with a hint of mint. Yuck. Keep them refrigerated due to the cream filling.


  1. How many times do I have to tell you that you need to open a cupcake business before you believe me and just do it!?!?! ;) These all look super delicious. Are you going to post the vegan cookies? Just curious what they have in them, let me know how they go over tonight!

  2. Haaaa I agree Allison your cupcakes are way better than that place. So put them out of business!!