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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"Happy Birthday Candies"



Truffles.  I just can’t seem to get enough of them.  We’ve had the salty-sweet Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles, the all time favorite Oreo Truffles, and the lusciously smooth Champagne Truffles.  Various cake batter confections are a bit of a craze now and who am I to ignore a trend?

My little guy was very excited when I pulled out the box of cake mix and quickly dubbed these “Happy Birthday Candies”.  Too cute, I just love that little guy!

These, along with my sugar cookies were the hit of the show last time I visited my parents’ house.  These would make a very fun additional to a birthday party, but are also fun as a stand alone.  After all, we all need a little extra celebration in our lives.


"Happy Birthday Candies"
{Formerly Birthday Cake Truffles}
Adapted from Forever, Now, and Then

1 Box of FunFetti Cake Mix
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
12 oz Baker’s Chocolate

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine cake mix and sweetened condensed milk.  Mix on low speed until combined.  The batter will be very thick.

Prepare a cookie sheet with waxed paper.  Roll the batter into 1-inch balls and place on the waxed paper.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave.

Dip each cake ball into the chocolate and place on a second cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.  Decorate with sprinkles.  Refrigerate the candies until the chocolate is hardened.  Move to desired containers and refrigerate leftovers.


Enjoy!
Amy

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