I *almost* didn’t post these guys because at the verylastsecond I thought they were too purple. And too buck-toothed. And they had a crooked comb-over bang. So basically, these truffles pretty much look like a gawky high school boy. Not really what I had in mind when I was trying to make cool truffles.
But I digress.
I have a couple fun facts to share related to these truffles. They’ll probably make you think wow, she’s weird, but if you didn’t know that already, spoiler alert, it gets weirder.
So first of all, in high school I was mildly obsessed with Dracula–the book. I thought it was so deep and creepy and cool and totally felt bad for lonely old Dracula sitting up in his castle when he wasn’t crawling down walls backwards or eating people. I don’t really want to know what this says about my psyche.
Second, as a kid I was SO embarrassed when my dad would tell the story about my birth. Oh, your dad didn’t do that to humiliate you? Weird.
My dad would LOVE telling people about how, upon my arrival into this world, I was purple. Bright, violet purple. And how he was frantically asking the doctor if I was okay and if that was normal and all that. It was, I was (well, mostly normal) and I am no longer purple (obviously).
Alsoooo, as a kid I had what I thought were buck teeth. I always had issues with my teeth, especially my front, because they were two different lengths. How awkward. So even as a child, I had a “good side” and a “bad side” for pictures. I still do. So if you ever take pictures with me on my bad side, prepare to never see that picture as long as I will live.
What do these truffles have to do with my ramblings? They’re vampires, like Dracula. They’re purple, like I was (maybe I’m a vampire? I don’t know, I was once moderately obsessed with Twilight; sue me); and they have buck teeth, thus making them more silly than scary.
Again, I was hesitant to post them because I’m a bratty perfectionist and these weren’t “scary” enough, but then I realized, if life gave a Dracula-loving, semi-buck-toothed, purple baby like me a chance, I had to give a buck-fanged, purple, slightly awkward vampire truffle a chance. It’s like karma or something.
1 pkg Nutter Butters, finely crushed
4 oz (about half a can) cream cheese icing
1 pkg purple candy coating wafers
Red Dots candies
Black pearl sprinkles
1. In a large bowl, combine the crushed cookie crumbs and cream cheese icing until blended; roll into 1″ balls and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Freeze until firm.
2. Meanwhile, melt your candy melts according to package directions. Dip the truffles in, one at a time, coating completely; allow excess coating to drip off. Allow the truffles to dry before decorating.
3. To decorate, I cut a red Dot candy in thirds for the mouth, then gently attached it with a little melted candy. I attached the yogurt chips to the sticky side of the Dot candy to make fangs. That’s your mouth.
4. For the eyes, I carefully attached two quinn sprinkles and let them set before carefully attaching two black sugar pearls to the quinns with candy melts. I used a toothpick to make it more precise. Those are the eyes.
5. For the hair, gently roll out the Tootsie Roll with your palm until flat. With a sharp paring knife, gently cut out triangles for the hair. Gently press the hair onto the truffle, point in the front. And you’re done!
Also, I know this is like, my second truffle recipe in two days. My brilliance experienced a temporary lapse in creativity and I thought “OMG TRUFFLES” yet again because who doesn’t?