Have you ever had left over brownies before and didn't know what to do with them? Well, the obvious thing to do, would be to eat them. Leftover brownies are a good base for truffles. Use a food processor to break them up into smaller pieces so that they're easier to roll into a ball and melt some chocolate in a microwave for the glue. Roll them up into beautiful little balls and decorate them with various things like pretzels, coconut, sprinkles, chocolate, etc. They're fun to make and super sweet for those with a sweet tooth. Much easier than making cake pops. You can make them festive, so I used the leftover Halloween sprinkles in my pantry. I finally found a use for the silver sprinkles that I bought at Home Goods.
I just love Halloween. It's my favorite Holiday. Sometimes, the stores like to confuse us, as to which Holiday it currently is right now and put out Christmas Decorations before Halloween. I think that is ridiculous and there should be some kind of law against that. SERIOUSLY. I'll show some of my Halloween decorating that I Like to do inside my house.
The spider web on the pics you see is from Pottery Barn. It's actually a table runner that I bought a couple years ago.
These are a set of 3 pumpkins I got at one of the green houses in Minneapolis called Bachman's. They light up and turn different colors.
You can buy these skeletons and moss at the dollar store and put them in vases.
I get a lot of my decorations at Pier 1. I'll show you how I decorate my outside in another post.Print
- 6 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- ¼ batch leftover brownies (3 to 4)
- ¾ cup raw sugar
- Finely grated zest of 1 lime (about 2 teaspoons)
- Chili powder (about 1 big pinch)
- For the truffles: Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan with an inch of barely simmering water. Stir occasionally till the chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from the heat.
- Place the brownies and any crumbs in a food processor. Pulse to break up. Transfer the crumbled brownies to the bowl with the melted chocolate and stir with a rubber spatula or a spoon until combined. Scrape the mixture into a bowl or small baking pan.
- For the coatings: In a shallow bowl, combine the sugar, lime zest and chili powder. Place the pretzels in another bowl and the coconut in a third bowl.
- Scoop up small marble-size balls of the chocolate mixture and roll in your hands to smooth the surface. Roll the balls in the coating of your choice. Chill the truffles on a baking sheet in a single layer.