Sunday, November 9, 2008

Already At #2??

Here we are at #2 already! This went by really quick. I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I have. With this countdown being almost over, what would you guys like like to see next? Appetizers? Desserts? Easy dinners? Breakfast foods? Another countdown of some of my favorites? Those who read my blog tell me.
But, in the meanwhile here are some amazing truffles that I love! So good!

"Cookie Dough Truffles"
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1-1/2 pounds semisweet candy coating, chopped
In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour, alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Shape into 1-in. balls; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Loosely cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip balls in coating, allowing excess to drip off; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes. If desired, remelt remaining candy coating and drizzle over candies. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.
**I dropped the balls by a tablespoon onto the waxed paper in the size of 1-in. and then froze them. Once I froze them I then made them into balls and dipped them. So much easier!**
Any German Chocolate Cake fan will be sure to love these! They are ooey-gooey in the middle!

"German Chocolate Squares"

1 box German Choc. Cake mix
1 stick butter
1/3 cup evap. milk
1 cup chopped nuts
40 caramels
1/3 cup evaporated milk
6 oz. pkg choc.chips
Mix together first 4 ingredients. Divide in 1/2. Press one of the halves in to a greased and floured 9-X-13 inch pan. Bake at 350 for 7-10 mins. Melt caramels with milk, pour on base, top with choc.chips, carefully lay remaining cake mix in pieces on top (cake mix may be sticky). Return to over and bake a 375 for 12-15 mins. Cool, refrigerate, and cut into squares.
L to R: Joe, Joss, Julie, me, & Steven....with some friends back in 2003. YIKES!


Barbara Bakes said...

I love cookie dough. I'm sure you truffles are wonderful. I'm always on the look out for great new healthy dinner recipes.

Stephanie said...

I think I need to make those truffles, um, right now. Yeah, right now sounds good.

Emily said...

No way! I just made these truffles yesterday!!! (My hubby was on cloud 9!) They are really good and super easy to make! Yours look really good!

Jodi said...

These recipes look great, Priscilla! For the future, I would enjoy any recipe category you post about!

Christy and John said...

Hope you don't mind. I am a little obsessed with food and you have some great recipes. I can't believe you are so young and are such a great cook.
Christy Denney

Lisa said...

I am going to have to make these truffles. Nice new look!

Lucy said...

Gee... Truffles, German Chocolate Squares mmmmm!! I can't choose!!!

Pam said...

They both look great but the German chocolate squares are my idea of heaven.

I love your countdowns. Do appetizers or dinners next.

The blog layout looks great.

Jenny said...

Great new look Priscilla! I have been running around like crazy and have missed your great posts. It's good to back to see all of your great recipes. These truffles and German Choc squares look fantastic!

Cristine said...

YUM! I love cookie dough truffles!

My husband would love those German chocolate squares. I make him a German choc cake every year for his bday. Definately going on my list!

I'm loving your countdown!!! :)

Theresa said...

Can I have a truffle, that cookie dough got me. Are there any left?

Anonymous said...

Mmmm I made these last year for Christmas and the were fabulous!
I just found your blog and I love it, I can't wait to see what #1 is! :)

Aggie said...

Oh boy...these are getting better and better! I wish I could visit you and sample some of your goodies!!

Allie said...

These truffles and German Chocolate squares look fantastic! Can't wait to see what countdown you pick next, I'm up for anything you post because I know it will all be good.

Maria said...

I am loving these!! The bars look super duper delicious!! So do the balls too! I love all of your goodies!

Danielle said...

I vote for appetizers! :)

Colleen said...

Cookie dough is my favorite filling for truffles! Good tip about freezing them first before dipping!

OhioMom said...

You may have said this is #2, but those truffles are #1 in my book!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Both of these look so tasty. Don't you just love vintage photos?

Holly said...

Hello. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I'm glad you've enjoyed reading it.
My! You have a lot of great recipes on here! MMMMmmmmmmmm. lol.

God Bless,

Sara said...

wow, priscilla, these look DELICIOUS! You are one fantastic baker. =) Thanks for reading my blog...and I totally understand about the commenting. I get busy to and forget to comment on other blogs. I'm hoping when I'm done with my semester this year I'll put more effort into posting and reading other blogs. Lately my numbers on sitemeter have been down, so I was just wondering if anyone looked at my blog anymore.

Have a great week!

Joan said...

Oh my gosh girl everything look so good. I am a little sad we are already at #2 because I have enjoyed your countdown so much! All of your stuff always looks yummy! Your pictures are so good.
OH, and your blog looks great too!

Holly said...

Thank-you...we are feeling somewhat better now. Yes! We love Alabama football. I'm so excited for our team this year.
That's neat you like Third Day too....I believe they're really sold out to Christ, and I love their music. Their latest CD is awesome.

You really love to cook don't you? Everything looks so delicious! Makes me hungry lol :)

P.S. I guess me changing my profile pic all the time goes right along with the title of my blog "always changing". lol.

Katrina said...

Am I in heaven? I feel like it having just seen those cookie dough truffles. Printed the recipe immediately. Can't wait to try those!
The German Chocolate bars look really good, too!
I don't want all these goodies to end. I vote for another round of your favorites!
Great look to your blog!

Miss Joss said...

Hi Mrs. T...or should I say "the non-J person", you had me goin there for awhile...then you had to go and spoil it. HA HA :)

Anyway, I'm glad you put up the german chocolate squares. We got that recipe from my Great-Aunt Diane. You could almost call it an heirloom. :) Oh, and your cookiedough truffles look deeelish!
Cant wait to try them!!

Love ya, Mrs.W

Rebel said...

I just found your site the other day and I'm really glad I did! I love all the cookie recipes, they will really come in handy at this time of year. Thanks for all the great recipes.

Sara said...

Your recipes look great, I love all that chocolate!

Barbara Bakes said...

I left you a MEME on my blog!

Steph said...

I've never had cookie dough truffles before.. what a great idea! Judging by how incrediably yummy cookie dough is, I can imagine how addicting this must be.

Rebekah said...

both of these look so delicious! And I love cookie dough (and german choc cake)

Oiyi said...

Yummo! Love those truffles. And the molasses cookies below looks so good.

Kaitlin said...

Woah! Those Cookie Dough Truffles look sinful! Those will be a must try for me for sure! *YUM*

Olivia said...

I'm making these truffles ASAP