i'd been looking for an excuse to make oreo truffles using my beloved candy cane joe-joes from trader joe's. and when i was invited to brunch with some friends on the sunday before christmas, i knew i had my opportunity.
i didn't take pictures of the step-by-step process, but i managed to snap a few.
after coating the truffles with white chocolate and dusting with crushed candy canes:
i decided to decorate the plain white candy boxes with colored grosgrain ribbon and homemade, wet-embossed "happy holidays" tags. i gathered the packaging and decorating supplies and got to work.
i placed three truffles into each box, nestled in white paper candy cups. and here's the finished result:
and then i remembered that the monkey is allergic to chocolate. shit. i knew she could easily hand her box of treats to mr. monkey, but that wasn't fair. he wasn't the one who made the drive to meet up with us for brunch! so i improvised, grabbed a package of nutter butter cookies, and made some special truffles, just for her.
before their white chocolate bath:
i used a red ribbon for her box, so i wouldn't get them mixed up. i'm such a jeen-yus.
before heading out the door to brunch, i realized i hadn't tasted the special truffles. i figured i'd better give it a test run to make sure they didn't taste like ass.
they're delicious. mmmmm. i had some left over, and i better remember to hide some from the hub so that the teen can sample them when she comes home!