Yesterday, I was lucky enough to take over Key Lime Digital Designs for a few hours with a super fun guest post. As my first post on the new site, I thought I’d share this one again.
Aren’t they cute??
These little guys turned out so adorable. I really wasn’t sure what to expect, and there was a lot of trial and error in my kitchen yesterday. However, the end result was amazing. They are going to be the perfect little goodie to hand out to my son’s friends, and our neighbors!
Here is what you will need to get started on these fun little creatures!
That’s right. Oreo’s and cream cheese. These two ingreidents will form the base of our bunny.
Start by pulling the cookies out of the sleeves, and toss them into a blender. A food processor would have worked better (hint hin hubby), but the blender does the trick. Blend them up until they are nice fine. Almost like a powder.
Mix your oreo crumbs with your cream cheese.
Use a small cookie schoop to form uniform size balls. You’ll have to roll them in you palm to get them nice and smooth. Place them onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet, and pop them into the fridge for 15-20 minutes. Or an hour if you are like me and totally lost track of time.
Here comes the fun part. Gather your decorating supplies. For the bunnies I used:
pink sanding sugar
vanilla almond bark
and blue food color
(Jimmies and rainbow sprinkles were used on the plain ol’ truffles)
Let’s start with a little prep work. Idealy, you could get this done right after you put your truffles in the fridge to firm up. Simply take a mini marshmallow, and squeeze it between your fingers to flatten a bit. Cut it in half with clean sicsors, and dip the cut part into your sanding sugar. Voila! Two bunny ears ready to go. Keep going until you have enough for all of your bunnies.
Now, to dip these can be a bit tricky. Push two truffles onto a toothpick. I learned quickly that you don’t necessarily want to push the toothpick all the way through the second one. (I’ll tell you why in a second.)
Holding the toothpick, quickly dip your truffles into your melted almond bark. Let the candy coating drizzle off a bit, then place on the wax paper.
Working quickly, attach the ears, nose, and tail. Once the candy coating has dried, use a toothpick and food color to add eyes.
Once your candy shell has dried, gently pull out the toothpick. Now. . . This leaves some what of an awkward hole in the rear of your bunny. Simply dab a bit of melted chocolate to fill in the blank space.
And there you have it. Some fun and festive bunnies ready to be devoured. These oreo truffles don’t normally last long in my home, so I doubt we will have any left for Easter, but they are fun while they last! Hopefully there is still time for all of you to make some before the big day!