Thursday, October 28, 2010

Candy Corn Butterfinger Truffles

HEY! Long time no post eh? Before you slam the door let me explain. First off I got to go on a vacation. That has been kind of tricky to do lately so that was nice. (Thanks Mom and Dad for helping that be possible.) Next I came home and my computer was dead. Like totally dead. I was shocked how hard it was to not have one for like a week while we shopped around for one and then got everything transferred to it and set up. UGH! (Thanks to my Bro for the help on that one.) Then one of my kiddos was sick and that took some attention for a bit. But, I never forgot you all and in the midst of everything I was still trying recipes and making posts in my head. To make up for not talking to you for a month I am posting 3 recipes at once. So be sure to scroll down and try them all. I must admit that the pictures are lacking, probably because I usually was eating and cooking on the run. Also I was obviously in a trifle and truffle mood. But, these are crazy simple to throw together but majorly impressive. Give them a try and let me know how it went. By the way, I hope you forgive me and I promise not to be a stranger. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Candy Corn Butterfinger Truffles (a great way to use up extra candy corn)
2 Cups candy corn
2 Cups creamy peanut butter
1 pkg Chocolate chips

Place your candy corn in a microwave safe bowl and melt stirring every 30-45 seconds until the candy corn is completely melted. Remove from microwave and add peanut butter. This is when is comes together and forms all those little layers that are like a butterfinger candy bar. Form into balls and chill in the refrigerator until firm. Melt your chocolate chips and roll your truffles until covered. They taste just like a butterfinger. Enjoy!!

Fall Trifle

Ok, so usually necessity is the mother of invention, but this time I must admit it was laziness that was the mother of invention. So I was home on a Saturday night and I wanted banana cream pie. I told my husband they were on sale and we should go get one. Well, by the time we got all the kids in bed we were too tired to go anywhere, but that did not get rid of the need for banana cream pie. So I checked out my pantry and got busy. This is what I came up with and I must say it was awesome!!
Fall Trifle
Molasses cookies or Ginger Snaps (these were molasses cookies from Costco and they were nice!)
instant vanilla pudding (made)
Ice cream caramel topping
Cool Whip
Start by crumbling your cookies and layering them in the bottom of dish. Cover your crumbled cookies with vanilla pudding and then sliced bananas. Top with cool whip, drizzle with caramel and start over again. Chill and then enjoy with chillin with a loved one!!

Oreo Trifle

Ok, so basically I love Oreo Trifle. I have to thank my sister in law Amy for sharing this with me. After having tasted it I literally had to make my own. By my own I mean one just for me to eat, and share with no one else. No really I made a trifle for everyone and then one for me. Also I ate it so quickly that I have no pictures. But, this recipe is not only DELICIOUS, but beyond simple. Also, thanks to Oreo changing the color of the filling it can match any Holiday you want it to. I do not have measurements, so you can layer them as thick or thin as you like. If you feel like you have extra ingredients add another layer or make your own to each later. Enjoy!!

Oreo Trifle
Cool Whip
Instant chocolate pudding (made)

Optional items: Caramel, m&m's, toffee, or any other tid bits that make you happy!

Find yourself a nice trifle bowl, or a tall bowl or Tupperware and lay down a layer of Oreos. You can break them up or you can put them down whole. I don't like them crushed too small, I like to be able to bite into Oreo softened by all the whipped goodness. Then layer the chocolate pudding and cool whip. My sister in law will mix some of the pudding and cool whip to create another shade of layering. You may do as you please. If you have other items you want to add just layer them in. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!