Baking Treats for a Girls Night In

3 Dec

In preparation for a girls’ night in with some of my very best friends, I decided to try out a new recipe for Cake Batter Truffles.  I also decided to make an old favorite, chocolate covered Oreos, with a new twist…I added a zebra print decoration.  Here is a picture of how they came out.

First the Cake Batter Truffles, I found the recipe on a blog,  but I changed a couple of things.  Here is the link to the original recipe:

Cake Batter Truffle Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup white cake mix
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8  teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • A lot of sprinkles…I probably used almost ¼ cup
  • Vanilla & Milk Chocolate Merckens wafers

Beat together butter and sugar using an electric mixer until combined.  Beat in cake mix, flour, salt, and vanilla and mix thoroughly.  Slowly beat in milk slowly to make a dough consistency.  Mix in sprinkles by hand.  Roll dough into one inch balls and place on a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet. Chill balls in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight to firm up.

When you are ready to dip your dough balls, melt your chocolate wafers.

Melting Chocolate

You can use the microwave or a double broiler.  I use the microwave and I also use Wilton Stay Warm Candy Meting bowls, but you can use disposable candy melting bowls too.  Microwave the wafers in 30-45 second intervals at a reduced power level, stirring after each time, until the chocolate is thoroughly melted and smooth.

Use a chocolate dipping fork to dip each dough ball into the chocolate.  (I dipped half of my dough balls into milk chocolate and the other half into red colored white chocolate.)  Tap off extra chocolate on the side of the bowl, and then transfer coated dough ball to a wax paper lined cookie sheet.  You can top the dipped dough ball with sprinkles or sanding sugar while the chocolate is still wet, or you can melt a different color of chocolate wafers and drizzle that over the truffles.  Refrigerate truffles until serving.

Batch yields around 30 truffles.

Chocolate Covered Oreo Ingredients

  • 1 Package of Oreos
  • Vanilla & Milk Chocolate Merckens wafers
  • Decorations (Wilton Sugar Sheets, or sprinkles, or sanding sugar)

Now onto the chocolate covered Oreos.  I used Wilton Sugar Sheets in zebra print for the decoration.  Cut  out circles using a fondant circle cutter or Wilton punch and set circles aside.  Follow the instructions above for melting chocolate wafers, and dip your Oreos.  While Oreos are still wet, place your decorative circle on top of the Oreo and press lightly.  Voila, yummy (and sassy) treats perfect for a girls night in!


3 Responses to “Baking Treats for a Girls Night In”

  1. Sarah December 4, 2011 at 5:54 am #

    Yummy!! These look great!!

  2. Dottie December 4, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    LOVE those zebra-print oreos!!! You have such great ideas!

  3. Julie January 31, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    Those were seriously amazing. A-MAZ-ING.

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