The holiday season is a time for baking and trying new recipes. However, you don’t have to break out every pan and mixing bowl to create a delicious dessert. If you’re interested in some flavorful treats, check out these two easy DIY recipes for holiday treats with plenty of flavor.
White Chocolate Truffles
- 1 (11 ounce) bag plus 3 cups of white chocolate chips
- ½ cup plus 9 tablespoons of heavy cream
- 2 ounces of room temperature cream cheese
- 32 Biscoff cookies, finely crushed (about 2 ½ cups of crumbs)
- Heat ½ cup of heavy cream in a medium saucepan over low heat for 3 minutes.
- Remove saucepan from heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Then add the 11-ounce bag of chocolate chips into the pan and whisk until smooth.
- Whisk 2 ounces of cream cheese into the saucepan mixture. Then fold in 2 ½ cups of cookie crumbs until well combined.
- Transfer mixture into a bowl and let it chill until firm, anywhere between 2 to 8 hours.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop chilled mixture and roll into a medium-sized ball. Transfer it onto the baking sheet.
- Once you form all the balls, freeze them for about 35 minutes.
- Microwave your remaining heavy cream and chocolate chips in a bowl on high for 1 minute. Whisk the mixture until smooth.
- Dip firm truffle balls into the mixture and place them back onto the baking sheet. Let the balls set until firm. Enjoy!
- Tip: If you’re interested in adding a rich cream cheese taste to the icing, add a cream cheese flavor emulsion for a flavorful twist.
Mini Apple Crisps
- ¼ cup of butter
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 cup of crushed raw almonds (or preferred nut)
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 3 medium-sized apples cut into ½ inch pieces
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- Vanilla ice cream (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix ¼ cup butter, 3 tablespoons honey, and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract together. Then, in a large mixing bowl, combine nuts, oats, and butter mixture until well coated. Press 2 tablespoons of mixture onto the bottoms of greased ramekins.
- For the filling, combine cut apples, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Spoon mixture into a greased ramekin.
- Top filling with remaining oat mixtures and bake until fruit is tender, about 30 to 35 minutes.
- Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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