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Easy Turkey Cookies

Make room for these adorable turkey cookies on your Thanksgiving dessert table! Kids big and small will love these sandwich cookies turned turkey!

Easy Turkey Cookies

There will be a new sweet treat joining the plethora of pies on the dessert table this year! Chocolate covered sandwich cookies topped with a chocolate kiss and a fan of fruit leather are all you’ll need to to make these turkey cookies. Make them ahead or set up a station and invite your younger guests to busy themselves with making their very own turkey creations!

Easy Turkey Cookies

These festive turkey cookies could even be used as place cards if you wish! Just tuck a thin strip of paper with your guests name in between the fruit leather feathers. How cute is that?

Easy Turkey Cookies

Whether you make your turkey cookies ahead or entertain the kiddos with an edible sweet-treat-turkey-making-station, I can guarantee a fun element of whimsy will be enjoyed by all as they indulge in one of these turkey cookies.

Supplies you’ll need to make the turkey cookies :

  • sandwich cookies
  • chocolate melts
  • red & orange fruit leather strips
  • gold dragees
  • small tube red gel icing
  • small leaf cookie cutter

What you’ll do :

Melt the chocolate melts according to package instructions. Cut fruit leather with a small leaf cookie cutter into as many leaf feathers as you like (I used 4 leaf feathers on each cookie). Open cookie and spread melted chocolate over the center icing (take care not to put too much or it will squeeze out the sides). Lay the fruit leather leaves on the melted chocolate in a fan along top half of cookie. Put the top cookie back on and gently squeeze to help seal cookies back together. Spread melted chocolate on top of cookie. Place a chocolate kiss onto melted chocolate and let set a few minutes. Put two dabs of melted chocolate on kiss where eyes should go (I used a clean paint brush to do this). Place gold dragees on the dabs of chocolate and hold in place with finger for a few seconds. Squirt a small line of red gel icing to to side of the tip of the chocolate kiss to make the turkey gobbler.
Enjoy!

Wishing you & yours a very sweet Thanksgiving!

Wenderly

Easy Turkey Cookies
Author: Wenderly | Wendy Hondroulis
Make room for these adorable turkey cookies on your Thanksgiving dessert table! Kids big and small will love these sandwich cookies turned turkey!
Ingredients
  • sandwich cookies
  • chocolate melts
  • red & orange fruit leather
  • gold dragees
  • small tube of red gel icing
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate melts according to package instructions.
  2. Cut fruit leather with a small leaf cookie cutter into as many leaf feathers as you like (I used 4 leaf feathers on each cookie).
  3. Open cookie and spread melted chocolate over the center icing (take care not to put too much or it will squeeze out the sides).
  4. Lay the fruit leather leaves on the melted chocolate in a fan along top half of cookie.
  5. Put the top cookie back on and gently squeeze to help seal cookies back together.
  6. Spread melted chocolate on top of cookie.
  7. Place a chocolate kiss onto melted chocolate and let set a few minutes.
  8. Put two dabs of melted chocolate on kiss where eyes should go (I used a clean paint brush to do this).
  9. Place gold dragees on the dabs of chocolate and hold in place with finger for a few seconds.
  10. Squirt a small line of red gel icing to to side of the tip of the chocolate kiss to make the turkey gobbler.
  11. Enjoy!

 

 

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Pumpkin Bread Petit Fours Recipe

Pumpkin bread petit fours are perfect to have on hand for entertaining family, friends and last minute guests as the holiday season unfolds. These delicious little pumpkin bread packages wrapped in dark chocolate will pair perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Or maybe champagne?

Pumpkin Bread Petit Fours Recipe

Oh is it a happy day here at Wenderly!!! For months now My Yanni and I have been discussing, drawing out plans, discussing again, picking fonts, changing fonts, redesigning logos & icons, discussing more, picking out font sizes, drawing layouts, comparing color palettes, agreeing on layouts, then changing layouts, creating categories, drawing graphics, making multiple lists and checking them thrice.  Then one day after discussing and refreshing the page for the umpteenth time and holding our breath for what seemed to be an eternity…the new Wenderly was born.

And here it is. Pop the bubbly!

I made pumpkin bread petit fours to celebrate! I hope you’ll join me!

Pumpkin Bread Petit Fours Recipe

It seems only appropriate that Wenderly be reborn in Autumn. I simply adore the beautiful transformation of the warm humid air into crisp clear days, the abundant harvest of perfect pumpkins and tart apples and I especially love the parade of color that seems to happily saunter down every avenue.

Pumpkin Bread Petit Fours Recipe

It gives me a totally new outlook on life. A fresh perspective. And a craving for nestling into creativity and capturing all the senses.

Pumpkin Bread Petit Fours Recipe

These pumpkin bread petit fours were inspired by all of those things. And they’re as easy as can be.

Pumpkin Bread Petit Fours Recipe

I just used my favorite boxed pumpkin bread, made a scrumptious chocolate glaze and then topped them off with festive little candy corns & pumpkins.

Pumpkin Bread Petit Fours Recipe

A decadent taste of autumn all wrapped up in a dark chocolate coating is the perfect way to celebrate all the wonderful changes going on in the world outside as well as in my little world online. Not to mention, they make a delightful treat to have on hand for those who gather in your home this holiday season.

Pumpkin Bread Petit Fours Recipe

I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am that you’re here. Whether this is your very first time or you’ve been stopping by for awhile, I do hope you’ll join me as I venture on in this most exciting world of sharing what I love to eat, decorate, make and inspire with each of you, for a long time to come. Cheers!!

With love and celebration!!!

Wenderly

Pumpkin Bread Petit Fours Recipe
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Wendy Hondroulis | Wenderly
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 9
These delicious little pumpkin bread packages wrapped in dark chocolate, will pair perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or tea.
Ingredients
  • [i][b]For the pumpkin bread ::[/b][/i]
  • 1 box Trader Joe’s pumpkin bread mix (or your favorite)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • [i][b]For the chocolate glaze ::[/b][/i]
  • 7 oz of dark chocolate (good for melting)
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar for thickening
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  2. Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. Mix the pumpkin bread following box instructions.
  4. Pour the pumpkin bread mixture into lined baking pan and bake for 55-60 minutes until springs back to the touch.
  5. Meanwhile, break the chocolate into pieces, place into a heat-proof bowl and heat over a pan of low bowling water until the chocolate is melted. Take care not to burn the chocolate.
  6. Add 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil to the chocolate until it is glossy and shiny.
  7. Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of confectioners sugar to thicken the glaze. It should coat the back of a spoon when it’s ready.
  8. After the bread has cooled turn it out onto a cutting board and cut into 9 equal pieces.
  9. Shake off extra crumbs, place the pumpkin bread square onto a large fork and hold over the bowl of melted chocolate.
  10. Carefully spoon the chocolate glaze all over each square then slide the chocolate covered square onto a cooling rack to set while you cover the other squares.
  11. Place a candy corn or pumpkin in the center of each square.
  12. Pop the finished petit fours into the freezer for about 15 minutes to let the chocolate glaze really set.
  13. Enjoy!

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Mummy Marshmallow Pops

Mummy Marshmallow Pops make a big impression with a minimal amount of work! Halloween is a just a few days away, trick everyone with this easy treat!

Mummy Marshmallow Pops

Marshmallow pops have become a favorite at our house. I first fell in love with the idea a few years ago when I made these 4th of July marshmallow pops! Ever since, my mind automatically begins to conjure up a new version every time one season melts into another. I just can’t help myself.

I thought that these marvelous mummies just screamed Halloween!

Well they would if they had a mouth. Ha.

Mummy Marshmallow Pops

I like to use decorative straws rather than lollipop sticks to give an added visual punch (you can find them at Target or any craft store). I couldn’t decide which size marshmallow had the cutest *cute* factor so I used both!

Mummy Marshmallow Pops

Other than marshmallows and straws, candy eyes and candy melts are all you’ll need to create these little sweeties.

Mummy Marshmallow Pops

Mummy Marshmallow Pops

Mummy Marshmallow Pops

Wishing you a very Happy Halloween full of sweet treats and spooky tricks!

Wenderly

Mummy Marshmallow Pops
Author: Wenderly
Mummy Marshmallow Pops make a big impression with a minimal amount of work!
Ingredients
  • Large marshmallows
  • Regular sized marshmallows
  • white candy melts
  • candy eyes
  • black and white straws
Instructions
  1. Insert one straw into marshmallow.
  2. Melt candy melts according to package directions.
  3. Stir melted candy with a small spoon, hold marshmallow over the the bowl and drizzle melted candy dripping from the spoon, back and forth, all over marshmallow, creating the lines or ribbons of the mummy head.
  4. Place 2 candy eyes on top of the drizzled melted candy.
  5. Put marshmallow pops, straw down, into some floral foam to dry.
  6. Enjoy!

 

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Halloween Treats :: Monster Cookie Pops

Need a last minute Halloween treat? These bright and colorful monster pops made with sandwich cookies and candy melts are the perfect put-together-last-minute solution!

Halloween Treats Monster Cookie Pops

No baking or making of icing with these darling monster cookie pops! Just buy some sandwich cookies, candy melts, googly eyes and assorted candies of your choice to decorate the fun faces!

Halloween Treats Monster Cookie Pops

The key to making these cookie pops a success is to insert the lollipop stick into the icing inside and then seal with melted candy melts before putting the cookie back together! That way the cookie pops stay nice and secure on the stick.

Halloween Treats Monster Cookie Pops

Halloween Treats Monster Cookie Pops

Treat yourself this Halloween and make some monster cookie pops! They’re as easy and fast as the are adorable!

Happy cookie pop making!

Wenderly

Halloween Treats :: Monster Cookie Pops
Cuisine: Treats
Author: Wenderly
Need a last minute Halloween treat? These bright and colorful monster pops made with sandwich cookies and candy melts are the perfect put-together-last-minute solution!
Ingredients
  • sandwich cookies
  • different color candy melts
  • candy googly eyes
  • candy teeth
  • thin black licorice
  • red hot candy
  • lollipop sticks
Instructions
  1. Slowly open sandwich cookie so that you don’t break the cookie.
  2. Once opened, slide a lollipop stick up into the icing about 1/2 way. Wipe away icing that was pushed out of the way.
  3. Melt a variety of colored candy melts in microwave according to package instructions.
  4. Smooth some melted candy melt with an offset spatula or knife onto the opened cookie and over the lollipop stick.
  5. Put sandwich cookie back together and wait a few minutes for it to dry and seal the cookie closed with the lollipop stick inside.
  6. Cover surface of cookie with melted candy melts and use your imagination to decorate scary and funny faces with candies.
  7. Enjoy!

 

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Halloween Treats :: Candy Witch Fingers

Need a last minute Halloween treat idea? These green apple candy witch fingers are sure to intrigue any guest.

Halloween Treats Candy Witch Fingers

I’m a big fan of the green witch from The Wizard of Oz! When I think of Halloween my mind always goes to her fabulous green face and long boney fingers that seem to wrap endlessly around everything they touch. I had those fingers in mind when I dreamed up these green apple Jolly Rancher® Halloween treats!

The pucker of green apple paired with the glorious green make these the perfect Halloween treat! I just love how translucent they are, almost glowing, as they wait patiently on the plate.

Halloween Treats Candy Witch Fingers

They are so simple to make!! I used this Wilton Fingers Non-Stick Pan to make my witch fingers. Any local craft store should have some kind of finger shaped pan in the seasonal section if you don’t already have one. Just spray the pan with a non-stick spray, unwrap the candy, and place 3 candies in each finger (don’t overfill, they will bubble over).  Pop them in the oven for about 6-8 minutes and that’s it! I gave my witch fingers a candy melt manicure which was also super easy! Just melt some red (or any color you desire) candy melts and paint it on with a clean paint brush.

Halloween Treats Candy Witch Fingers

Serve some gorgeous green witch fingers this Halloween! You’re guests will love them!

Wishing you a sugary sweet Halloween!

Wenderly

Halloween Treats :: Candy Witch Fingers
Recipe Type: treat
Author: Wenderly
Serves: 8
Need a last minute Halloween treat idea? These green apple candy witch fingers are sure to intrigue any guest.
Ingredients
  • [i]For the fingers:[/i]
  • 24 green apple Jolly Ranchers
  • 1 non-stick pan with finger shapes
  • Non-stick spray
  • [i]For the nails:[/i]
  • red candy melts for the finger nails
  • clean paint brush
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275º
  2. [i]To make the fingers :[/i]
  3. Spray non-stick pan with some cooking spray
  4. Unwrap the 24 Jolly Rancher candies and put 3 in each finger
  5. Cook for 6-8 minutes. Watch the oven and take out when candies are melted, if you leave then in too long they’ll burn and turn a brown color.
  6. Let fingers cool and set. The fingers should pop out when you turn pan over but if they don’t then use the tip of a knife under the edge to help come undone.
  7. [i]For the nails :[/i]
  8. Melt the candy melts in microwave according to package instructions .
  9. Using a clean paint brush, paint the red melted candy on like nail polish, let dry.

 

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Carmel Apple Hand Pies

These sweet little carmel apple hand pies are divine and a cinch to make! Soft cinnamony apples and gooey carmel tucked into a tiny flakey crust. They’re like a little package of fall.

carmel apple hand pies

I know that I told you in my last post about our Apple Orchard Adventure that I would share my apple hand pies with you once the new Wenderly site was up but I just can’t wait!! I have too many fall DIY projects, decorating ideas and recipes to share with you so I’ll be posting here until the new site launches.

carmel apple hand pies

Patience has never been one of my strong points.

carmel apple hand pies

I really don’t know why I’ve never made a hand pie?

In my mind they seemed so labor intensive for some reason but I’m here to tell you that they’re not! As a matter of fact, I’ll be making hand pies for every festive occasion for quite awhile! I’m already dreaming up different personalized  hand pies for all who gather around my Thanksgiving table embellished with pastry leaves and acorns. I was even thinking about some savory hand pies for Christmas Eve supper.

carmel apple hand pies

Aren’t they just precious? I adore the rustic look and feel. Using the prepared pie crust really made making these a breeze.

And nobody could even tell the difference.

carmel apple hand pies

Darling little packages of pastry filled with all the delights of the season. Indulge yourself and your loved ones with some carmel apple hand pies today!

Happy Fall!

Wenderly

Carmel Apple Hand Pies
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Wenderly | Wendy Hondroulis
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
These sweet little carmel apple hand pies are divine and a cinch to make! Soft cinnamony apples and gooey carmel all tucked into a tiny flakey crust.
Ingredients
  • For the filling :
  • 5 Jonathan apples (peeled, cored and cut into small cubes)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 12 carmel squares (cut into 4 pieces)
  • For the crust :
  • 1 package prepared pie crust (I used Trader Joe’s)
  • egg and water for egg wash
  • sanding sugar for tops of hand pies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Place the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and cloves into a bowl and toss until mixed together.
  3. Melt butter in a small sauce pan, add apple mixture and cook over a medium heat for 5-7 minutes until apples are tender.
  4. While the apples cook, flour your work surface and roll out prepared pie crust into a 1/4 inch thickness
  5. Using a 3 inch round cookie cutter, cut out as many rounds as you can and place on a lined baking sheet. Continue kneading the remaining dough and rolling and cutting until you have 12 dough circles on your baking sheet and 12 other rounds to top the hand pies.
  6. Beat an egg with a splash of water and brush egg wash around edges of the 12 rounds on baking sheet.
  7. Put about a tablespoon of the apple filling into the center of each of the dough circles then tuck 4 carmel pieces into the apple filling of each hand pie.
  8. Place the remaining dough circles on each hand pie.
  9. Seal the hand pies by gently pushing a fork around the edges.
  10. Brush the top of each hand pie with the egg wash, cut a few slits into the top and then sprinkle with sanding sugar.
  11. Bake for 15 minutes in a 400º oven until golden brown on the top and warm and bubbly inside.
  12. Enjoy!

 

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Red, White and Blue Frozen Sugared Grapes

The Fourth of July is a day away and I’ve got the perfect sweet treat to cool off even the hottest of days! Red, white and blue frozen sugared grapes! They are simple, scrumptious and sure to please a crowd!

Red white blue sugared frozen grapes

My love affair with frozen sugared grapes begin when I was just but a wee little nipper. My mom would dazzle guests with these frozen sugared grapes for many occasions from her monthly bridge group to our annual 4th of July tennis tournament. I remember sneaking through the kitchen pretending to need a glass of water on a mission to pluck a couple of those frosty little sweet orbs to shove into my mouth before darting back upstairs. I’m certain that I did not go unnoticed as I scurried out of the kitchen looking like a chipmunk as my cheeks were stocked full. But looking back, the risk of looking like a chipmunk far outweighed the sweet delight.

Red white blue sugared frozen grapes

Sometimes my mom would serve the frozen sugared grapes on a large platter filled with many savory cheeses and other times she would save the sparkling treat until the end of the evening when everyone was ready for a sweet dessert. I have chosen to display the frozen sugared grapes on their own to highlight their beautiful simplicity.

Red white blue sugared frozen grapes

These frozen sugared grapes can also double as a delightful sugar encrusted ice cube bouncing within a fun frothy drink. Red, white and blue frozen sugared grapes make a simple appetizer, unique ice cube or festive sweet dessert to cool you and your guests off this 4th of July. Not to mention the whole summer through!

Wishing you a fun & refreshing 4th!

Wenderly

Red, White and Blue Frozen Sugared Grapes
Recipe Type: Appetizer or dessert
Author: Wenderly
These frozen sugared grapes make a refreshing appetizer served with cheese, a sweet light dessert or can even be a delightful little ice cube served in your favorite drink!
Ingredients
  • Hand of grapes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • water for rinsing
Instructions
  1. Rinse grapes and pat dry, leaving some moisture.
  2. Sprinkle grapes with sugar until they are all covered.
  3. Place grapes on a serving dish and put in freezer for at least an hour to overnight.

 

 

 

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Easter Round Up!

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Easter is but a hop, skip and a jump away! And I have rounded up four fun and easy peasy Easter ideas for you to enjoy! 

First up is the traditional Greek Easter bread! otherwise known as Tsoureki. 

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Isn’t it just beautiful? It’s a treasured family tradition at our house.

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We all look forward to the delicious, semisweet bread at our Easter table. Yaya always uses the Tsoureki as a lovely centerpiece for all to admire throughout the meal and I must admit that we all can’t wait for the glorious waft of coffee brewing from the kitchen because we know that the Easter bread will finally be sliced. Hop on over to check out the Easter bread recipe. 

If you want to dabble in some crafty sweet confections give the Adorable Edible Easter Egg Tree a whirl!

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All you need are some pretty pastel candy melts, plastic egg candy molds and ribbon!

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Click on over for the scoops on the Edible Egg Tree! 

Now I don’t know about you, but I just can’t resist the Sweet & Sparkling Sugar Covered Easter Eggs with Fondant. 

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They simply melt my heart! Why should cakes & cookies get to have all the fun? They are a crowd pleaser for sure! Check out all the sweet details here.

And last but certainly not least. My grandmother’s tangy, salty and slightly sweet Roquefort Cheese Dip. 

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This dip is simply swoon worthy.

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A creamy, dreamy dip that will adorn any spring vegetable with grandeur!  Here is the Roquefort Cheese Dip recipe.

Wishing you all a most blessed and beautiful Easter spent with those you love and cherish.

Wenderly 

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Peppermint Patty Recipe

This peppermint patty recipe is perfect for any sweet tooth.

March.

To me the month of March means biting cold blustery days filled with blue skies, fast moving clouds and bursts of bright sunshine poking through.

It’s a month of transition.

Winter is loosing its icy hold as spring ever so slowly begins to unfurl tender green leaves pushing through the semi-frozen earth.   

If I had to pick a flavor combination to express March it would be a cool refreshing minty bite surrounded by smooth, rich chocolate. 

In other words, a peppermint pattie.

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Or actually, a “Peppermint O’Pattie”. They’re fun & easy and even better with a shamrock green center. Let me show you how easy this Peppermint Patty recipe is! 

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peppermint-o'patties-filling

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 Cool and refreshing, melt in your mouth, chocolatey goodness that just scream Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 

*insert bagpipes playing over a gloomy marsh* 

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Enjoy a bite with a cup of steamy coffee (with a splash of Bailey’s cream maybe?) And cheers to the cold blustery winds of March bringing plenty of warm golden sun-filled days.

xoxo,

O’Wenderly

Here’s the recipe!

[b]Peppermint Patty Recipe[/b]
 
Author: Wenderly
A cool refreshing minty bite surrounded by melt in your mouth semisweet chocolate.
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 pound box confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon shortening
  • 1 bag semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2-3 drops of green food coloring
Instructions
  1. Place water, corn syrup, fresh lemon juice, and peppermint extract in the bowl and mix with an electric mixer. Sift confectioner’s sugar into a separate bowl. With the mixer turned on low, slowly pour half of the sifted confectioner’s sugar into the bowl and mix until incorporated. Then add the shortening and mix on medium speed while adding the remaining confectioner’s sugar. Squeeze in 2-3 drops of green food coloring and mix until the color green desired. If the filling seems too dry and crumbly, add some water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time until it is smooth (not wet).
  2. Scrape sides of bowl and gather the filling with your hands, and form it into a ball. Place the ball on a piece of parchment paper that’s on a metal cookie sheet and then place another piece of parchment paper on top and press down with the bottom of a glass pie plate. Apply even pressure while gently pushing from side to side until the ball makes a circle about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Put the cookie sheet with the filling covered with parchment paper into the freezer for 15 minutes (or overnight) until firm.
  4. Take cookie sheet out from freezer, remove top sheet of parchment paper and cut out circles with a 1-1/4 metal cutter. Continue gathering the scraps and rolling into a ball, covering with parchment paper and flattening with pie plate until all the filling has been used. Freeze the circles for 10-15 more minutes.
  5. While the circles are setting up in the freezer, melt the semisweet chocolate chips over a double boiler. Once melted, place one circle at a time on a fork and coat with the melted chocolate. Tap the fork gently on the side of the pan until excess chocolate drips off and use a second fork to scrape the circle onto parchment paper to dry. Repeat until all of the circles have been covered in chocolate.
  6. Place the chocolate covered patties into the fridge to set up for (at the very least), an hour but overnight is best. Patties will store in an airtight container for up to a month in the fridge.
 
Notes
These make darling little gifts for any occasion. Place them in decorative boxes or bags embellished with bows and tags tied on with storage directions.

 

 

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Balsamic Chocolate Truffles

Balsamic Chocolate Truffles make the perfect chocolate treat during the holidays and throughout the year!

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Good things come in small packages, right?

Well I say that DELICIOUS things come in small packages. too. ESPECIALLY when they’re balsamic chocolate truffles.

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It’s the holiday season and I’m sure that you’re hustling and bustling about but do yourself a little favor and make some of these chocolatey orbs of heaven.

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They’re just perfect for that drop-in guest or last minute hostess gift.

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You can roll them in any topping you desire. I rolled mine in cocoa and chocolate sprinkles just keep the chocolate theme going strong.

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Wishing you and yours a most wonderful Christmas that’s full of everything Merry and bright!

Love,

Wenderly

Balsamic Chocolate Truffles
Author: Wendy Hondroulis | Wenderly
Ingredients
  • 8 1/2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cocoa powder (for rolling)
  • 1/2 chocolate sprinkles (for rolling)
Instructions
  1. Chop the dark chocolate and melt with the cream in a glass or metal bowl placed over a pan of simmering water (not boiling). Make sure water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl.
  2. Stir chocolate until it’s smooth and shiny. Pour melted chocolate into another bowl to cool a bit, then stir in balsamic vinegar. Cover with plastic wrap and place the bowl in the fridge for about an hour (or a couple of hours). Remove from fridge, and let the chocolate sit for 2 hours until it becomes soft enough to roll.
  3. You can use a teaspoon to help you form the balls. Just gently run the spoon over surface of chocolate then roll in your hands until a small ball forms, about the size of a gum ball. (You can make them as large or small as you like). Place the truffles on a lined cookie sheet covered in parchment.
  4. Roll the truffles in any topping you choose. Keep them stored in an air tight container. Place into small decorative paper cups when serving or gift giving for a special touch.
Notes
Recipe by Giada De Laurentiis