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Monday, May 7, 2012

THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS #80 (MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH/MOM'S FAVORITES) and Thin Mint Truffles

THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS Linky Party #80
(MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH / MOMS FAVORITE FOOD)
Thin Mint Truffles

Girl Scout sales are over, if you are lucky you can still buy a box at a random grocery store (ya know those little girls have to sell ALL the boxes, there is no giving them back to the girl scout cookie fairy, so you know you want to buy a box!). Or if you are like me, you already stocked up for the year and have 10+ boxes in the freezer. I made sure this year I had enough so I could make these delicious Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookie CUPCAKES anytime I wanted and now these little truffles are JUST AS GOOD!

We had a baking day at my house a few weeks ago with my twins girlfriends and their mom. It was SO MUCH FUN and we plan on making a monthly baking day if we can fit it into our busy schedules. We had a blast baking, cooking and watching Footloose. MOM's favorite food is every new creation we make. I love to get into the kitchen and cook, so today I picked these lovely truffles.


Thin Mint Truffles
idea found at Cookin Cowgirl

1 - 9oz box Girl Scout Thin Mints (or you can use Keebler's Grasshopper Cookies)
4 oz cream cheese, slightly softened
8 oz Guittard's green mint chips
8 oz white chocolate chips or white chocolate bark

In a food processor, pulse the Thin Mints a few times, and them blend them down until they are just crumbs. Next, mix in the cream cheese and crumbs together in a bowl until well incorporated. Roll the mixture into 1 inch size balls, and place them on a wax paper covered baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for about 30 minutes, so the balls are easier to dip in the chocolate and do not fall apart.

Once the truffles are set, melt the green mint chips and white chips together in a microwave safe bowl. Roll the truffles in the mixed chocolate, and place them back on the wax paper. Once they have dried a little, place the remaining white chocolate in a small zip lock bag and cut a tiny bit of one corner off the bag. Start small at first, then if you need, make the hole a little larger. Drizzle the white chocolate over the green truffles.
This week's theme is: MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH OR MOMS FAVORITE FOOD
Please only link recipes with our theme!

Also I wanted to share with all of my THIS WEEK CRAVINGS fans a picture of myself and Nicole from The Daily Dish (we host this weekly event together) and I got to meet her in person this past week while I was in St. Charles, Missouri visiting my girls college Lindenwood University. Since my twins will be attending there in the fall and Nicole lives there I know this will be our first of many many more lunches and get toegthers. Thanks Nicole, it was wonderful meeting you and your kids.

If you are a regular to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS Linky party, then link-up we're excited to see what you made this week. If you are new, please just follow our simple rules, so that everyone can enjoy the linky party! If you forget to follow the theme, your post will be deleted. Please don't feel hurt, just come back and link up a recipe that follows the theme. Thanks a million, we look forward to blogging with you!





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This Week's Cravings Upcoming Linky "THEMES"
Here is a complete list of the past and what's coming up next on THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS!
May 14 - Egg Recipes (casseroles, dishes, appetizers & more)
May 21 - Memorial Day BBQ (all recipes with BBQ sauce)

May 28 - Cheeseburgers

June 4 - Breakfast Breads

Your hostess for this party are: Tina from MOMS CRAZY COOKING, Nicole from The Daily Dish and Kristi from Veggie Converter. We host this theme linky party every Monday (and the party stays open all week long)! We hope to inspire you to make something with our theme or get an old post notice by linking it up to the linky party below. 
The LINKY PARTY is opened ALL Week!

PLEASE do not link more then 3 recipes per week.
This week's theme is: MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH OR MOMS FAVORITE FOOD
Please only link recipes with our theme!

This week's theme is: MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH OR MOMS FAVORITE FOOD
Please only link recipes with our theme!

6 comments:

  1. This was such a fun week - I went through a lot of possibilities. Your Thin mint truffles look AMAZING! We will definitely add those to our list of things to make.
    On another note, we enjoyed your company so much and were even really sad when we said goodbye on Saturday night. Your girls are amazing and wonderful and we love them, and you - you are just as awesome as I knew you would be. Can't wait until next time. Have a great week!

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  2. Your truffles look amazing! Thanks for hosting.

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  3. Wow these look so beautiful!!!! I love truffles and I just love how you coated them, too! So cute!

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  4. Hi Tina. I love thin mint cookies and your truffles look and sound fabulous. Though I've never seen them sold in stores. I've linked up Hawaiian Pineapple Banana Bread, so not boring. You'll never go back to "plain old" banana bread again. Thanks for the party and have a nice upcoming week-end.

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  5. Fun!! Thanks for the shout out, yours look great!!!! :)
    xoxo Cookin' Cowgirl

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