Saturday, December 12, 2015

RED VELVET TRUFFLES--the perfect holiday treat!

By Mary Kennedy                           
I was so happy to find that Candace Gaut Giger posted this fabulous recipe. They are delicious and would make a wonderful holiday gift (but it would be hard to part with them!).
1 box red velvet cake mix
one 16 oz container prepared cream cheese frosting
one 24 oz package white almond bark
 1 cup finely chopped nuts (pecans and walnuts work best)
Prepare cake,  pour into a 9 x 13 inch pan and bake. Once the cake is cool, crumble it into a large bowl. Add container of cream cheese frosting and mix thoroughly.  (You can use your hands of a potato masher.)  Next, roll mixture into ¾ inch balls and refrigerate them.  Once balls are thoroughly chilled, melt the almond bark in the microwave using 30 second intervals. Be sure to stir between each one until melted. Using a fork, dip and coat balls in white bark. You need to work quickly. As the balls thaw, they will start turning your white bark pink. Place on wax paper and decorate as desired with sprinkles, chopped nuts, etc. These are delish! Bon appetite!
By Mary Kennedy