The weather is dark, windy and spooky, which can only mean one thing….. HALLOWEEN! The scariest night of the year when dark creatures roam the planet (and a great excuse to dress up as something really gory!) It is always fun making ‘disgusting’ Halloween treats, whether they be for ‘trick or treaters’ or a fancy dress party. My research for decorative Halloween bakes made me come up with the idea of eyeball truffles, which not only taste good but look creepy. I chose Oreo Truffles as my filling, but it could work with any kind of truffle filling! Ingredients
1 pack of Oreos
120g cream cheese
200g white chocolate
Blue and green smarties (one per truffle)
Few cubes of milk or dark chocolate
2/3 tbsp icing sugar
Red food colouring
2 piping bags
Break up the Oreos into a food processor and blitz until fine (or by hand with the end of a rolling-pin). Mix in the cream cheese until all combined. Using your clean hands, roll the mixture into small balls and place on a tray covered in greaseproof paper. Put the tray in the the fridge for a few hours to harden up (or in the freezer for 30 minutes).
Melt the white chocolate in the microwave. Take the tray of truffles out of the fridge, and use a fork to dip them into the melted white chocolate, allowing the excess to drip back in the bowl. Place on the tray and immediately push a smartie into the top – repeat until all the truffles are coated.Melt the milk/chocolate in the microwave, and pour into a piping bag. Cut the tip off the bag and pipe a small dot in the middle of each smartie. Leave to set.Put the icing sugar in a small bowl along with a few drops of red food colouring, and add small amounts of water until it has a thick, runny consistency. Pour this into the second piping bag, and then careful pipe some squiggly lines around each truffle from the top to the bottom.Leave to set, and then carefully use a sharp knife to carve off the excess white chocolate and food colouring which will have collected at the bottom of each truffle. Set a few on the doorstep as trick or treat gifts, and keep a few inside to enjoy!