Mid-Christmas When You are Moving!

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This is a strange year for us, since we are moving out of our house we’ve lived in for 17 years and going just a block away!  Some Genius decided it might be a good idea to close a week before Christmas on one house, and 4 days AFTER Christmas on the other one!! But I will say starting over at our age isn’t all bad.  I get all new furniture!!  So here’s my annual offering to neighbors at Christmas:  Truffles!

I’m going to wager that you do not keep the wax above around your house.  I do.  And one box will last you into the next century. (if you live close to me, just come on over and I will give you a block of it).  So what do I do with it?  Every year I make candies:  Eggnog truffles and Oreo Cookie Truffles.  Sometimes I do dipped chocolates.  I ALWAYS add a couple of tablespoons of grated wax to the melted chocolate that I dip the frozen balls in.  It hardens beautifully just like professional candy.  Of course, it is edible!

EGGNOG TRUFFLES

1 8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 lb. melted white candy coating

1/2 tsp EACH:  Rum flavoring and nutmeg

Mix all thoroughly.  Set in fridge for about an hour to make it easy to handle, then roll into small balls.  Freeze.  Coating:  In the microwave, melt about 1/2 package candy coating, and add 1 or 2 Tbs. grated Parowax.   NOTE:  Remember to do this 30 seconds at a time.  It changes from hard to burnt very quickly!  (ask me how I know…..)

Do the candies 1/2 a batch at a time so they don’t get too soft.  I use a wooden skewer to dip, then pull off the stick with a fork.  You can sprinkle sugar or sprinkles on if you want….this is my favorite!

OREO COOKIE TRUFFLES

1 sleeve Oreo cookies, (I don’t use the double stuff but you can if you want)

1 8 oz. block Cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup powdered sugar

Mix all with a mixer or food processor.  Use the above method of chilling first to make it easy to handle.  Then dip the balls in melted chocolate with a little parowax (grated!!) added.  Roll in sprinkles if desired.  Note:  Try to keep your hubby from eating these while you are dipping!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!


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