Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas White Chocolate Truffles {No-Bake}

 I know i'm a little late, but Merry Christmas from the Make With Your Hands family to yours! I wanted to do a "Christmas Baking Wrap-up" now that the holidays have come to an end (that post shall be coming soon). Who am I kidding, they've only just begun! Just because December 25 is over, that's not any reason to stop celebrating! Right? It's still the perfect weather for cookies and hot cocoa. Also, it's still winter break! That automatically means MORE BAKING!

 These truffles were a HUGE hit with the family. Put them into doggie bags and some are even taking them for their coworkers! 
I knew I had to share these with all of you!


1 c. white cake mix
1/2 c. blanched (fine) almond flour
1/4 c. coconut sugar
1/4 c. grass-fed butter
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 tbs. + 1/2 tsp. almond milk
pinch of sea salt
1 1/2 c. white chocolate chips 
1 1/2 tsp. coconut oil 
holiday sprinkles, optional

 Directions: Whisk together cake mix, flour, salt, cinnamon, sugar and set aside. Melt butter and combine well with vanilla and milk. Combine dry ingredients with butter mixture until combined. Add in sprinkles (if using). Scoop out 1/2 tbs. and roll between (wet) hands into even rounds. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet and set in refrigerator for at least one hour.
When rounds are chilled, begin melting white chocolate chips and coconut oil. You can either use the microwave method and melt in 30 sec. intervals until completely melted, or use a double boiler. The coconut oil adds in an extra "shine" to your coating, and it also allows your chocolate mixture to become "thinner". Every-time I melt white chocolate it's really hard for me to coat things, because it's always really thick. I've tried milk... but that doesn't work for me! Maybe i'm not doing it right, but coconut oil is almost fool proof! If you make it "too oily" you just add more chocolate chips, done! :)
Evenly coat the cake balls, easiest way is to roll them around using a fork and then lift them up so the excess can just come off. Put back on parchment. Top with more sprinkles to make it look more festive! Refrigerate until ready to devour. 

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