Saturday, February 2, 2013

So Easy Rich Fudge Brownie Truffles


Ingredients:

2 boxes of fudge brownie mix
1 box of devil's food cake mix
1/2 cup whipped chocolate frosting
2 pkgs Wilton dark chocolate candy melts
4 tbsp vegetable shortening
sprinkles

Directions:

Prepare 2 large baking sheet with wax paper or foil. Set aside.

Bake brownie and cake according to directions on box and allow to cool for 1 hour. Place frosting in fridge at this time also...the frosting will harden up a bit and not be overly soft. 

Add broken up brownies and half of baked cake to a large mixing bowl and mash until it is in little pieces and crumbly. Mix in refrigerated frosting. If you find that the mixture is too dry you can add a bit more. The frosting's job is to keep the cake together. You can test it by making a small ball and seeing if it comes together and doesn't come apart.
Roll mixture into ping-pong sized balls (if the mixture is too tacky to work with, you can refrigerate it for 30 minutes to make it easier to work with.) Line a baking sheet with parchment, and place balls on the tray and then put in freezer for at least for 2 hours (overnight is best). These balls can made up to two weeks ahead of time. Just place them (single layer) in a freezer bag on a baking sheet in the freezer.

Melt candy melts and vegetable shortening in a double boiler. Get out sprinkles and place them in bowls with spoons.

Using a spoon, coat 1-2 cake balls at a time in chocolate melts. Using a teaspoon, remove from chocolate and place on a wax paper or aluminum foil lined baking sheet. Coat with your favorite sprinkles.

They will set up in about 5 minutes. Package these up in a single layer box for gift giving or sharing with friends. Enjoy!