Oozing Caramel Truffles have a sweet and creamy caramel center encased in rich, delicious chocolate truffle. The caramel oozes out as soon as you bite into the dark truffle making them perfectly delicious.
This recipe and the giveaway included in this post is sponsored by Wilton and Litehouse Foods as part of #HalloweenTreatsWeek. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures possible.
Did y’all see the freakishly fun and festive recipes shared yesterday as part of #HalloweenTreatsWeek? I hope so, because some of them were amazing! Mine will never be quite on that level. Especially in the cake department. But that’s not what this post is about.
This post is about these truffles. That were supposed to be bloody good truffles but are now just oozing caramel truffles instead. You see I had this grandiose plan to make them similar to cordial cherries. You know, those cherries that have the liquid center when you bite into them? Those cherries that I’m addicted to every Christmas and buy the dark chocolate boxes in cases? Yeah those.
But in order to make the ooze like that required more candy making skills than I have. Something about making fondant, then dipping it in chocolate and letting it sit on at room temperature for a couple of days. Heck, I can’t even make good caramels. I’m lucky if I can make peanut brittle. There’s no way I’m going through all that and having it be successful.
So, the bloody good truffles are hold until next year.
But I still wanted something to come out of them when you bit into the truffles. I search for liquid center candies or soft center chocolates. I wasn’t having much luck finding what I wanted. I found a bunch of things to try later when I’m stacked back to back to back with week long events. There’s this one thing that involves alcohol and corn starch. It looks AWESOME! But again, nothing to experimenting with right now.
So, then I was going to do just regular truffles with a cherry center, but I’ve done something similar before. I really did struggle with this. I have no idea why I thought a liquid center truffle would be difficult. But I’m not a huge candy making type person, so I had no clue.
Then I finally received the last sponsor. I must have been on the very bottom of the list of people to send to. It caused me to shuffle a few recipes around thinking I was getting something when I didn’t. Life happens, and you move on, right? In the box was a couple of containers of caramel and some apple cider. The cider you’ll see later and the caramel you’re seeing now.
I wracked my brain trying to figure out how to get the caramel inside the oozing caramel truffle. I thought, “If I freeze it, then roll it into a ball, and wrap the truffle around that? Will that work?” And, it kind of did. The caramel was just solid enough to form a lovely little ball. The truffle mixture was just soft and pliable enough to make sure the caramel was encased.
So, I sat there in my living room with 2 TV trays up making the truffles. And it was all going well until I get to the dipping part of the truffle. I truly suck at this part. As much as I want to dip things in chocolate, I just fail every time. I mean, these are okay because they’re not smooth because it’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek. But I most definitely wouldn’t be giving these away.
And maybe it’s just my anal self wanting them to look like Godiva chocolates, but they don’t.
Some of them sort of sagged because I didn’t refreeze the truffles before dipping them. I was on a scheduled and needing these to get done pronto! Refreezing them would take up time I didn’t really have. As it stands, I didn’t get as much done yesterday as I wanted to.
Why? Because I’ve been slacking in the planning department. When the hubs is home I should be doing things in the kitchen, but just want to rest and relax on the couch with him. At some point this will have to stop, but not right now. I should have been doing some work in the kitchen Saturday but was OH SO tired! I mean, I slept in and was late to physical therapy! That’s unheard of for me so I MUST have been tired and needed the rest.
But this just means I pushed myself harder Sunday to get as much done as possible. Including these oozing caramel truffles. And I have got to say, they do look super cute with those Wilton candy knives and the Sweets & Treats skull and cross bones on them. Very festive! I was delighted that the knives stayed on top of the truffles! I thought, with the day I was having, that they would just fall right off. One or two did, but most stayed on top.
So, this is one of those do as I say and not as I do posts. You will see in the instructions that tell you to freeze the truffles again before dipping them in chocolate. And make sure your chocolate is fresh. That’s the issue with my coating; I used chocolate that wasn’t fresh and some of it crystallized. I just pretended that it was body parts in the chocolate to go with the knives.
Yes, I’m sick and twisted that way. I mean, you have to be to make Halloween treats like these oozing caramel truffles. And I almost got the whole oozing part when I cut into one but missed it with the camera. I need an extra set of hands sometimes. Or a tripod. One of two.
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! There’s some great prizes to win from the fabulous sponsors of this event. And while you’re down there, check out what the rest of the group shared today for #HalloweenTreatsWeek.
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 8 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup Lighthouse caramel
- 8 ounces melting wafers
- Wilton knife and axe cupcake decorations
- Place the caramel in the freezer for one hour.
- While the caramel is freezing, combine the semi-sweet chocolate chips with the sweetened condensed milk in a microwave safe container.
- Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir and, if needed, microwave at 30 second intervals until the mixture is melted and smooth when stirred.
- Refrigerate 30 minutes to an hour.
- Scoop a tablespoon of the truffle into and form into a disc.
- Using a 1/2 teaspoon, scoop out frozen caramel and form into a ball.
- Wrap the truffle disc around the caramel ball and place on a parchment lined sheet.
- Continue wrapping caramel with truffle discs until you are out of the truffle mixture.
- Freeze the truffles for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Heat the melting wafers according to package directions.
- Carefully dip the frozen oozing caramel truffles into the melting chocolate util coated.
- Place on a silpat lined baking sheet and refrigerate until the chocolate coating is hardener.
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Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 362Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 10mgSodium 180mgCarbohydrates 57gFiber 2gSugar 46gProtein 4g
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- Bloody Red Eyed Velvet Cupcakes from Our Good Life
- Zombie Dirt Cups from Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Cauldron Cupcakes from Jen Around the World
- Caramel Apple Blondies from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats
- Halloween Hash Snack Mix from Sweet Beginnings
- Haunted Halloween Dessert Tray from For the Love of Food
- Oozing Caramel Truffle from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Ghostly Freakyshake from Lemon Blossoms
- Pumpkin Cheese Ball ~ Festive Halloween Cheeseboard from West Via Midwest
- Candy Corn White Russian from Sweet ReciPEAs
- Monster Pumpkin Spice Caramel Cream Cheese Dip from Katie’s Cucina
- Spiced Chocolate Monster Truffles from My Sweet Zepol
- Halloween Bat Sugar Cookies from Intelligent Domestications
Happy Halloween! It’s October which means it’s time for Spooky Season and this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
For the 2nd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 41 fantastically talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 160 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
Plus, don’t forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!
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Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away a “Dinner and Dessert Set” – ONE 6-Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker, a Pyrex mixing bowl set plus some fun Dixie Crystals items like a Dixie Crystal Apron and Cookbook!
Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Peppermint, 1.5oz Almond, 1 bottle vanilla cinnamon sugar, 1 bottle pumpkin pie spice
Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Texturra 7-Piece Bakeware Set
Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away a large baking box of goodies! Sweets and Treats will send one lucky winner a large assortment of sprinkles and lines and other samples of their products!
Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a set of Holiday Treat Decorations (1 Gummy Assortment, 1 Marshmallow Snowman, 1 Toy Solider and 1 Gingerbread Men)
Prize # 6– Litehouse is giving away the following: 1 Litehouse® Honeycrisp Apple Cider, 1 Litehouse® Old Fashioned Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Pumpkin Spice Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Butterscotch Caramel & 1 Litehouse® Chocolate Dip, Snack Packs
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 7th – October 13th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop, Treat Street USA and Litehouse! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.