It starts last Christmas with a thoughtful gift from my SIL of 5lbs of chocolate truffles. We made truffles for wedding favours a long time ago so I'm assuming that she thinks we like them. We did but after making truffles for 150 people one or two each a year is sufficient. No problem, I froze them.
Also last Christmas DH got me a wonderful cook book with many candy recipes. I dog eared one page with a chocolate orange truffle recipe that had white chocolate decorating. I thought might be fun to try. I never got around to it though. Somehow I couldn't do it with a freezer full of truffles.
Skip forward to sometime in September when I'm wandering aimlessly around Joann's. (always dangerous) I see in their Halloween display a leaflet showing Halloween cookies decorated like eyeballs. I think the point in the leaflet was to sell a cookie mold. I resisted though I did tear one off to take home. (And bought some black decorating icing on the way out.)
In one of those magical creative moments I solved my truffle problem and came up with cool Halloween idea. When I got home I was disappointed to find that my truffles weren't round. Carefully I remelted them, added a bit of orange extract and reshaped them into balls. I made the chocolate coating recipe from the Christmas recipe dog eared so long ago, covered my balls and decorated.
The recipe that inspired my is this one from Hershey. They rate it as advanced but I don't really think of myself that way. I guess for the meltaways to have the perfect finish it would rate that way but for Halloween a little mess seems fitting.
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