We have some really sweet neighbors who were extremely welcoming to us when we moved in. I've been meaning to drop off treats for each of them for, oh, about 6 months. I'm not a procrastinator. ;) So this is it! Valentines for our neighbors. :)
I designed this in Photoshop Elements and printed a few copies on sticker paper. I adhered them to candy boxes I bought at JoAnn's. My daughter has a bumblebee game she plays all the time... I wonder where I got the inspiration?
Let me preface this by saying I am by no means a baker. I guess since these are No Bake Cake Batter Truffles, it doesn't really matter, but I am completely uncomfortable in the kitchen either way. I don't like cooking, baking, or preparing food, and luckily for me my husband loves it and does all of it, so I can do none of it. :) However, I liked the idea of making 'bee' cake batter truffles to go with the cute box. When I showed the idea to my husband I was kind of hoping he would offer to take over like he usually does, but he didn't. Boo hoo. So here are my truffles, made by me, with two toddlers running around, yelling, and dismantling the kitchen while I worked.
I used this recipe from Chef in Training, dipped them in yellow candy melts and drizzled on melted chocolate chips. The dipping was tougher than I thought it would be, because the candy melt goo was thick even when I reheated it over and over again. It wasn't that hard, but you'll notice I haven't included any pictures of the process, and that might be because there was yellow candy melt carnage all over my countertops.
Here are my cute little helpers sampling the remaining dough.
This is how my almost three year old was dressed. She's quite the fashionista. :)
I hope everyone has a Happy Valentine's Day!
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