Wednesday, December 8, 2010


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Tony has a really wonderful office. And because we live so close to where he works, I get to go visit every little bit to say hello and check up on things. And to fill Tony's candy dish. A few of the paralegals and attorneys also go to the same spin class that I go to in the mornings and let me tell you, you form a bond with people that have seen you with bed-head and sweating profusely. So this year, I made up some goodies for the legal office. I used these leftover 3" square acetate boxes and the the red and white baker's twine I used for s'more kits in September. I used a green stamp pad and stamped this cute vintage greeting on self-stick paper, cut them out and added them to the top of the boxes.

I made the truffles in batches because they freeze so well. I used a basic truffle recipe for rolled in chopped pecans and one rolled in coconut. I also used a mint truffle recipe for one and my sister Megan's recipe here for Cookie Dough Truffles. Have mercy.

Easy Chocolate Truffles

18 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 Tbsp. vanilla

In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt chips with milk. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Chill for two hours. Shape into 1" balls (I used my smallest Pampered Chef scoop) and roll into desired coating. Chill for at least one hour or freeze.

Mint Truffles

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped Andes mint pieces
powdered sugar

In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt chips with milk. Add mint pieces as you remove from heat and stir until melted. Chill for two hours. Form into 1" balls and roll in powdered sugar. Chill or freeze.

I'll let you know how they go over at the office.


Loralee and the gang... said...

Oh, maaaan!!! I gotta make me some...well, I might share,too.

Montserrat said...

Such simple recipes! We'll be trying some too. :D

Jessica Jane said...

I don't think you need to let us know how they like them. I'm pretty sure they will LOVE them!

MooreInterest said...

Yeh, I agree! I am not sure that "Spinners" will eat them...I think they will DEVOUR them! I'm just sayin'

Unknown said...

oh!!!realy delicious recipes!

Jeni said...

Those are picture perfect Christmas sweets. I would have a hard time opening them they are so pretty.

Merry Christmas Days!

Kathleen said...

you could SELL those, amber! seriously. too yummy!