You knew it was coming…

I won’t make this a long post, because really
these are what they are
~
Very cute.
Very easy.

Very tasty.
My favorite Oreo truffle disguised as a pumpkin! Isn’t he cute?
I have gone a little truffle-mad, I know! But these guys are so easy there’s really no excuse not to give them a try!
If I hadn’t been so busy this month I would have put these on top of a sweet pumpkin cupcake topped with cream cheese frosting…but you’ll just have to imagine that, like I did.

Same recipe for truffles:
Crushed Oreos mixed with 1, 8 oz block of softened cream cheese formed into balls

This time I broke a pretzel stick into bits and stuck them in the truffles before I froze them (on waxed paper lined cookie sheet) for the required 20 minutes or so.
Dipped them into some orange melting disks and then piped on some leaves and vines with a little royal icing I had leftover.
A quick icing you could use for these instead of royal is:
1 1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon light corn syrup

water, 1 teaspoon at a time until a thick, spreadable consistency has been reached.

If you add too much water, just sift in some more powdered sugar, this is not an exact science.

Color this green with gel food coloring and cut a teeny tip off of of sandwich sized ziplock and pipe on your leaves.
Voila ~ that’s it! A question I seem to get asked a lot is how to I get the outside so smooth…here’s the first of my 2, very scientific, very culinary answers… A nice healthy dollop of Crisco.
Yes, that’s right…Crisco…deal with it. Second ~ I tap the heck out of them…tap, tap tap until the excess drips off. If you are using the candy melting disks, you know that they set quickly so by the time you’re done tapping they more than likely will have begun to set, so you won’t have that ugly pool of extra melting chocolate at the bottom of your truffle.

I made these as a snack to take to my son’s Tiger Scout meeting and the boys all seemed to like them, so don’t be afraid to make these to add to your Thanksgiving tray of goodies this holiday! Your guests will thank you!

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Marina Mott
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Marina Mott
November 14, 2009 8:39 pm

So cute!!! And yammy!!!!!

Leslie
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Leslie
November 14, 2009 9:00 pm

these are darling!!!!!

bridget {bake at 350}
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bridget {bake at 350}
November 14, 2009 10:52 pm

Oh, adorable! I add Crisco to my candy melts, too. I'm always afraid of putting too much in, but your picture has alleviated that fear! LOL!

Tracy @ Sugarcrafter
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Tracy @ Sugarcrafter
November 14, 2009 11:00 pm

So cute!! And thanks for the Crisco tip – I will definitely try that!

Ingrid
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Ingrid
November 14, 2009 11:54 pm

That takes a lot of patience…of which I have none. 🙂 Instead I'm going to live vicariously through you and your cookies and "fancy" truffles.
~ingrid

betchacanteatjustone
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betchacanteatjustone
November 15, 2009 2:41 pm

Cute!

Shauna from Piece of Cake
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Shauna from Piece of Cake
November 15, 2009 4:58 pm

So adorable! Love your blog–too funny about our sister Ann Clark giveaways. 🙂 Great work!

Nazarina A
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Nazarina A
November 15, 2009 7:38 pm

These are absolutely magical!

Alicia (The Red Deer)
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Alicia (The Red Deer)
November 15, 2009 11:23 pm

Love these! You are so creative!

Baking Monster
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Baking Monster
November 16, 2009 12:36 am

Those are soo cute!

Dhanggit
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Dhanggit
November 16, 2009 9:10 am

they are sooo adorable!! I'll make some of these on my niece's birthday next week! thanks

Maria
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Maria
November 16, 2009 8:39 pm

Super cute! Love them!

Monica H
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Monica H
November 17, 2009 4:44 am

These are so darn cute!

The Wheatfarmer
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The Wheatfarmer's Wife
May 21, 2011 9:53 pm

I just stumbled upon this… thinking I'll make them but turn them into apples for an end of the year thank you for my boys' teachers…. LOVE this!! 🙂

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