Now my daughter on the other hand, is a different story. She has a random personality. She received a Rainbow Loom for Christmas and has been constantly busy making bracelets for everyone and finds it more creative to use random colored bands in no particular order. NO PATTERNS!!??? Who is this child? Surely, she is not mine.
Not only that, but I bought her a case to hold and organize all the different colored bands for her loom. At first, the different colors were separated into different slots, but one day she decided that she wanted all the slots to look full so she mixed up all the colored bands and shoved them into the slots. WWWWWHAT???!!! I put up with it for weeks, but my eyes began to hurt from looking at all the disorder and my hands twitched from trying to restrain myself.
So, the other morning while she was at school, I dumped out all the bands, and spent an hour or so sorting colors and putting them in their proper slots in the case. After that, all was well in the world again. The sun came out, a rainbow burst out of the sky, and a million butterflies fluttered by. When she came home from school, I showed her what I had done. She was not impressed. I told her that if she could keep the bands organized I would buy her new ones. What's a little bribery amongst family.
I feel sorry for those that are organizationally challenged. They must face great adversity in their lives. I wish I could buy them all a label gun and show them the way of true happiness. Alas, some people are too hard to change. My son has shown some signs of OCD. He can not stand to have doors or drawers open. He must close them all. I think I see some promise there. Perhaps I can teach him about the true meaning of organization. We shall see.
heart shaped cake pop mold so I turned all the balls into hearts. The size portion was pretty much the same.
Conversation Heart Cheesecake Truffles
Prep Time: 2 hours
Keywords: no bake dessert cream cheese Nilla wafers Conversation Heart candy candy melt truffles American
Ingredients (16 truffles)
- 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese
- 1 cup crushed Brachs Conversation Hearts candy
- 1/2 cup crushed Nilla wafers
- 1 package (10 oz.) Wilton's Red Velvet candy melt
- 1 package (10 oz.) Wilton's Bright Pink candy melt
- 1 package (10 oz.) Wilton's Bright White candy melt
InstructionsFor the truffles
In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, crushed candy, and crushed wafers until well combined.
With a cookie scoop, measure out each truffle and roll it into a ball, or press it into a heart shaped cake pop mold.
Note: If you are shaping them into balls and the mixture is too sticky, add a little bit of leftover crushed wafers to your hands. If you are using the mold, add a little powdered sugar to keep the mixture from sticking to the mold.
Place truffles on a waxed paper lined air tight container and place in freezer for at least an hour or overnight.
When you are ready to decorate, pick which color candy melt will be your base color and melt one cup of wafers in the microwave according to the instructions on the package.
Remove the truffles from the freezer and dip each one into candy coating mixture until all covered. I use a fork. Once covered, remove and softly tap until excess candy melt falls off. Then place truffles on a clean sheet of wax paper. I use a toothpick to slide them off the fork. Candy melt should harden fairly quickly.
Note: If melted candy is too thick for dipping add a teaspoon at a time of vegetable shortening until you get the right consistency.
Next prepare the candy melt color you are using for the drizzle, melting one cup of wafers. Fill a candy decorating bag or a Ziplock bag with the melted candy and snip off the end. Drizzle the melted candy over the tops of the truffles.
If you are adding sprinkles, do so quickly before the candy melt hardens.
When all truffles are done, keep them refrigerated. Enjoy!
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