I have a surprise recipe post on the blog, something I've never experimented with before on here. Here are some 'No Bake' last minute Candy Cane truffles and as the name suggests they are coated with white chocolate and with an added minty peppermint taste. These are the perfect little sweets to nibble on during Chritsmas, when you have guests over or simply because you're craving something sweet. They are really easy to make, not too expensive and you can get loads of them made without losing time in baking, cooling and the whole process. Of course you can always buy truffles from the store, but this one's a fun recipe to make alone or with someone.
1. Add the flour, cake mix, sugar, butter, salt and vanilla/peppermint extract to a bowl and mix them together with a spoon.(You can also melt candy canes and use instead of peppermint extract if you want.) As it starts to form a dough like texture, use your hands to knead the dough well. Take your time with this step because it's what it'll make or break the taste of your truffles.
2. Make little truffle balls from the dough and keep them in the fridge to cool for 45 minutes.
3. Once they are cooled in the fridge and hardened, heat up your white chocolate by placing it in a bowl over a pan of water at medium heat on your gas. Keep stirring the chopped chocolate till it melts completely.
4.Pop in the balls one by one and cover them generously in the white chocolate. Pick them up with a teaspoon and keep them on a separate plate quickly before the white chocolate layer hardens on it.
5.Put all your truffles in little truffle cases from your local departmental store and sprinkle some crushed candy cane on top for some added minty taste!
I kept them in the fridge for another 10-15 minutes so that they completely harden with the white chocolate and then you're done!! Enjoy!