Tag Archives: Party Treats

Easy Recipe: Chocolate Truffles

6 Jan

Grace’s big sister here, resisting the temptation to tag this post “breakfast.”

Truffles: the epitome of Christmas candy awesomeness.

I tend to be an extremely lazy cook, but I make an exception in December, when I break out the Complete Wilton Book of Candy (which I value only slightly less than the Bible, and perhaps slightly more than my copy of the Mother Earth News Almanac) and start making candy to give away to people I love and/or wish to impress. Continue reading


Halloween in Review (Continued): Ghost Cookie Cups

19 Nov

Okay, so this is Day 2 of posting things I’ve been up to in the last month. Today’s project is very easy to pull off in an afternoon and made for a great classroom treat for my younger son, Oliver, and his preschool friends. Because he is just shy of a year old, Eyeball-on-a-Stick didn’t seem like a great idea for the kids in his room, so I devised a softer, more new-teeth-friendly party treat: Ghost Cookie Cups.

These are a pretty straightforward design, with lots of little built-in escape routes for saving time & energy. In all honesty, by the time I got around to making these, I’d already made a million candy eyeballs and a batch of cupcakes, and I still had to stitch together an entire costume for Ollie, who was dressing as the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man to complement his older brother’s Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray’s character in Ghostbusters). I was beat.

Thanks to premade chocolate chip cookie dough in the fridge and a tub of cream cheese frosting in the cabinet, these were banged out in the few minutes here-and-there when I needed a break from cursing loudly at my sewing machine. 🙂 Continue reading