No-Bake Red Velvet Truffles!
I absolutely love to bake. In fact, it is my favorite kind of cooking. I have a love affair with chocolate and a sweet tooth like no other. Although I love to bake, I am not what you would describe as a “fancy” baker. Meaning I really don’t enjoy making recipes that require a million steps or 10 minutes of intricately decorating a cupcake. I like things simple, yet tasty.
These truffles hit the nail right on the head. They are chocolatey and delicious and have a wonderful texture inside. I am one of those people that taste and texture go hand in hand. The best thing about them is they are quick, require no baking, and still look pretty darn fancy!
The Cast of Characters:
Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until combined. I have also made this without the mixer and mixed it by hand but it is easier with the mixer.
Add flour, cake mix, salt, and vanilla. Mix until combined. It will have a crumbly texture. Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, while mixer is on low, until a dough consistency forms.
Using a tablespoon measurement, roll dough into balls.
Place on parchment paper and stick them in the fridge for about 15 minutes. While they are chilling, melt the milk chocolate candy melts according to package directions. Chocolate lusciousness!
Remove the dough from the fridge and dip each truffle in the chocolate, one by one, using a fork to roll it around and cover it in chocolate goodness.
Be sure to tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place the truffles on a piece of parchment paper for about 15 minutes or so to dry and fight the urge to eat every last one!
Melt the white chocolate candy melts according to package directions. I have never met a chocolate I didn’t like.
Spoon the chocolate into a sandwich size zip top bag. Be careful, the chocolate is hot.
Cut off a small corner of the bag and drizzle the white chocolate over the truffles. Remember what I told you? I am not a “fancy” baker. I don’t have all the time in the world to carefully drizzle the chocolate. Just quickly drizzle them, I promise they will still be impressive. Then sprinkle them with candy. We happened to have stars, but any kind will work here. You can even tailor them to a certain holiday. Little trees at Christmas for example.
Put the truffles back in the fridge to harden and then you can put them in a container and store them in the fridge until ready to eat if they last that long!
We had some left over chocolate, which would be against the law to throw away in my opinion, so I went ahead and dipped some strawberries I had in the fridge. Yum!