Monday, February 13, 2012

Almond joy cake truffles

Last week I got to share a recipe over on Her Late Night Cravings.
Have you met Jayme & Mendi yet?
Their blog is so great & I was thrilled to be over there!
It also happens to be a great valentine treat so I thought I would share with you all so you can still make them by tomorrow :)


They're really versatile because you can choose your cake & frosting flavors, mix ins, and sprinkles or icing.
So they can be different every time!
I also added sticks and made cake pops this weekend too.


They're also a perfect party treat but I learned a hard lesson last weekend:
If you bring hot pink truffles to a Super Bowl party, you'll probably get made fun of.
You'll also probably leave with an empty plate, so... ;)


{Almond Joy} Cake Truffles

ingredients:
-your fave chocolate cake-baked & cooled according to instructions
(you can buy a gluten free/ vegan mix right here)
-1-1 1/2 cups vanilla frosting
(there's a mix for that too)
-about 1 cup of whole raw almonds cut into halves
-1/2 cup shredded coconut
-2-2 1/2 cups vegan dark chocolate chips
-2 tsp Spectrum organic shortening


instructions:
-crumble cake into fine crumbs (easiest way is to use your hands... don't be afraid to get messy!)
-add frosting, almonds & coconut and mix together (the amount of frosting really is a personal preference depending on how you like the texture. As long as they're sticky enough to roll together you're good to go!)
-using a cookie scoop (or tablespoon) scoop mixture onto parchment lined cookie sheet and shape with your hands to make them nice and round.
-freeze for at least half an hour.
-when truffles are nice and chilled they're ready to dip into chocolate! I found that a toothpick inserted into each one was the best way to coat them evenly and finish with a smooth coating.
-Melt together chocolate and shortening and dip away (I would recommend doing this in 2 or 3 batches so the chocolate stays warm and smooth!)
-If you're decorating with sprinkles makes sure you add them before the chocolate cools, if you're using frosting on top (like I did) you'll add that after the chocolate hardens.
-Put the truffles back in the freezer for 30 minutes- 1 hour.
-They keep perfectly in a sealed container in the freezer!

Enjoy!

17 comments:

  1. MMM these look delicious. I love everything chocolate, almonds, and coconut, the PERFECT combination!

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  2. These look divine! I seriously don't know which of your recipes to bake first! :)

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    1. Thanks girl! I'm so glad you shared that red velvet recipe and inspired me to make mine again :) I LOVE it so much!

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  3. my stomach is growling. thank you. xo

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  4. Thanks again for guest posting over at HLNC. We enjoyed having you! ;) Stop by & visit anytime!! Let's definitely keep in touch.

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  5. Im glad you posted it over here! It reminded me to make them! I am going to try today!

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  6. Oo, my husband would love those! Thank you!

    Terry

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    1. Terry,
      Thanks for stopping by! I hope you get to make them for your hubby :)
      <3 Ashley

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  7. Sugar Mama thanks for linking up and sharing all your goodness. Great for my readers, but maybe not so much for me {I have a wedding coming up soon!}. I've added to my Pinterest board to make after the big day! As always, I enjoy having you over :D

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  8. This look amazing! I love cake truffles and I wish I had a few of these in my mouth right.now.

    I'm stopping over from the newbie party and I am your newest follower!
    I'd love for you to come check out my (newbie) blog too and follow back, if you're so inclined.

    Have a wonderful night,
    Sarah
    www.adventuresofourfamily.com

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  9. I made cake truffles once and it was a disaster. I should probably give it another try as this recipe is amazing! Thanks for sharing it this week at Allergy-Free Wednesdays. We hope to see you again next week.
    Have a great weekend!
    Michelle @ The Willing Cook, AFW Host

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  10. Thanks for stopping by Michelle! Definitely try these. They're super easy! I love your link up. I'll be back for sure :)

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  11. Ummm...delicious!! This is so being featured today! :)

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  12. Wow! that loos so yummy!!!!!!!! happy to be your newest follower!! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

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