I decided to make these fantastic Cake Batter Truffles that my friend Sisteen introduced me to. If you like the taste of white chocolate and sugar cookie dough, (which I do!) then you’re going to find these fabulous!! (The original recipe was happily discovered on http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com.) But, considering I never can leave well enough alone with an already delicious recipe, I decided to add some Casey flavored artistic flair and turn these truffles into a scene of snowmen.
First things first, you’ll need…
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1 cup yellow cake mix
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3-4 Tablespoons milk
- 2 Tablespoons Christmas colored sprinkles
- 16 ounces (8 squares) almond bark (or white candy melts)
- store bought fondant
- orange food coloring
- black food coloring
- cut up orange peel
- pretzel stick
Beat together butter and sugar using an electric mixer until combined. Blend in vanilla. Add cake mix, flour, salt, and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Add 3 Tablespoons of milk or more if needed to make a dough consistency. Shake in as many sprinkles as you like.
Roll dough into one inch balls for the snowmen heads, slightly larger balls for the tummy section, and even larger balls for the base, then place on a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet. (Make sure you have the same number of head, tummy, and base balls. Ha! I said “base balls”! Hee hee!) Chill balls in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to firm up.
While dough balls are chilling, melt almond bark in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Stir between intervals. Using a fork, dip truffles into almond bark and shake off excess bark by tapping the bottom of the fork on the side of your bowl. Place truffles back on the cookie sheet.
Use toothpicks to hold the snowmen body parts together and poke in exposed toothpicks for arms. Dip a paintbrush in black food coloring and paint on faces and buttons in whatever way you find funniest. Cut an orange peel (or use more orange fondant) for the flames and break up a pretzel stick for the logs. Then you’re done! I enjoyed making these melting snowmen, but not quite as much as I enjoyed them melting in my mouth!