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Indulge In These 8 Addictive Truffles That Are Easily DIY

 

If you’re like the majority of the population, your chocolate addiction is no joke. You constantly crave the decadent confection and your love for it is unparalleled.

Fortunately, due to the intense global infatuation with chocolate, there are countless ways to enjoy the sweet treat.

If your affinity for chocolate has matured past a quick trip to the drugstore check out line, however, popping truffles is likely one of your favorite approaches to consuming this flawless delicacy.

Luckily, there is no need to trek all the way to a candy shop to find that perfect truffle. Here is a list of amazing truffles you can absolutely make on your own!

 

Thin Mint

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Clearly the best Girl Scout cookie option; Thin Mints are exceptional. However, by combining the nostalgia of a Girl Scout cookie with the decadence of a truffle, America’s favorite cookie has somehow gotten even better. To achieve the superior Thin Mint, crush the cookie into crumbs and mix with cream cheese. Roll this mixture into bite size balls and then dip them into melted, velvety white chocolate. Anyone else salivating?

 

Peanut Butter

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We already know peanut butter and chocolate is an immaculate combination. But paired together in a truffle, it is somehow even that much better. Upgrade from a Reese’s by trying this perfect recipe: beat peanut butter, butter, and confectioner’s sugar together until you attain a fluffy mixture. After this mixture is rolled into your ideal truffle size, dip each ball into a melted blend of peanut butter and chocolate chips.

 

Cake Batter

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Too classy for a typical birthday cake? Let everyone know you’re ~fancy~ by celebrating another trip around the sun with these vibrant truffles. Prepare the base for this eye catching and mouth watering cake alternative by combining vanilla, butter, sugar, flour, and yellow cake mix. Once you’ve chilled the dough, submerge each truffle into melted white chocolate and adorn it with rainbow sprinkles. So Festive. So Good.

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

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This is really a lavish deviation to a classic favorite. I’m fairly confident it is a universal truth that everyone likes chocolate chip cookie dough. Make something that was already good even greater by preparing these unworldly chocolate chip cookie dough truffles. Whether you opt for store bought cookie dough or prefer homemade, all you need to do after is coat the rolled dough with creamy milk chocolate.

 

S’mores

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S’mores are incredible, but even better when you don’t have to deal with a precarious open fire and burnt marshmallows. Put yourself in less of a sticky situation by trying this heavenly s’mores truffle recipe. Blend together marshmallow fluff, graham cracker crumbs, chocolate chips, and butter for a deluxe camp fire treat (without the campfire). Chill the dough then douse each truffle in your choice of chocolate. Finish the treat off with a dusting of graham cracker crumbs. BOOM.

 

Milk Chocolate Espresso

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Your addiction to chocolate is likely only rivaled by your addiction to caffeine. Skip the morning coffee and wake yourself up with this espresso truffle recipe. Using a double broiler, melt together chocolate, heavy cream, espresso powder, and sea salt. Don’t forget to toss a dash of Kahlua in there. Once this mixture is cooled, coat the decadent dessert with cocoa powder. Waking up is hard. You deserve to eat chocolate.

 

Maple Bacon Chocolate Truffles

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Chocolate rocks. So does bacon. Combine this sweet and savory duo for a unique truffle experience. Begin by cooking your bacon until very crispy, then mix it with melted brown sugar. Crush this mixture into crumbs. Form the dough by blending condensed milk, brown sugar, maple syrup, and butter, bringing these combined ingredients to a boil. Let it cool, roll into balls, drench the truffles in melted chocolate, and garnish them with the candied bacon. You’ll soon learn chocolate and bacon can coexist harmoniously (and deliciously).

 

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

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Forget Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Get your pumpkin fix without being #basic by enjoying these delicious truffles. No need to wait till fall to reignite your pumpkin obsession. Combine pumpkin puree with ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, crumbled gingersnap cookie crumbs, powdered sugar, cream cheese, and salt. Submerge this dough into warm white chocolate and you’ll be dreaming of autumn.

 

Key Lime Pie

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No one said Key Lime Pie had to be pie. Pop your pie by preparing key lime pie truffles. These tangy, refreshing truffles are made by combining vanilla icing with key lime flavor packets, then blending with melted white chocolate. Add a touch of lime zest, then roll your balls into crunchy graham cracker crumbs. They are the ideal dessert for summertime.

 

Chili and Chocolate

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Do you like it hot? These chili chocolate truffles are quintessential for those who refuse to eat anything bland. First, mix pitted dates, coconut oil, cinnamon, vanilla, and ground cardamom. Then spice up the dough by adding a little (or a lot) of chili powder. Roll around your truffles in cocoa powder until they are evenly coated. Then get ready to enjoy your chocolate with a kick.

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Ten Of The Largest Food Items From Around The World

We all enjoy seeing food the size of SUVs. And yes, there was a sigh of relief when I noticed that the US wasn’t the only one to set food records of massive proportions. This list takes local food challenges to the next level with these behemoth, hellacious works of art. We dare you to clean your plate.

Largest S’more

Largest s’more

Who: Deer Run Camping Resort

What: 121.11 Kilograms

Where: United States

You said gimme some more, and they delivered. At a mere 267 pounds, this campfire delight could probably feed all of the Girl Scouts across America. In Gardners, Pennsylvania 104 volunteers helped create this behemoth. Bask in all its glory.

 

Largest Hamburger Commercially Available

Most Expensive Food

Who: Juicy Foods

What: Weighs 777 pounds

Price: $5,000

Where: United States

But really? Hold the cheese? OK, but we are still very impressed. This enormous burger could make an appearance at your next Super Bowl party, just make sure to give the restaurant 48 hours notice.

 

Largest Serving of Lagman Soup

Largest Serving of Lagman Soup

Who: Kazakh Geographic Society

What: 687 Kilograms

Where: Kazakhstan

No soup Nazis here, just oodles of noodles. Following a traditional recipe by a team of 30 chefs, Kazakh Geographic Society celebrated their five year anniversary on national unity day with a huge helping of Lagman soup.

 

Largest Gluten-Free Pizza

Largest Gluten-Free Pizza

Who: Dovilio Nardi

What: 1261.65 Square Metre(s)

Where: Italy

Do you think you could eat this whole thing guilt free? Would you get a t-shirt? Prepared by Dovilio Nardi, Andrea Mannocchi, Marco Nardi, Matteo Nardi and Matteo Giannotte, this pizza has a bigger plan. This pizza was named Ottavia after the first Roman emperor Octavian Augustus. The purpose of this pie was to spread the message to the world about the importance of health conscious food choices … and this pizza party just got serious.

 

Largest Chocolate Truffle

Largest Chocolate Truffle

Who: Mirco Della Vecchia

What: 1,768 pounds

Where: Italy

The largest chocolate truffle weighed in at 1,768 pounds of pure gluttony. Dark chocolate, Amarena cherries, cream and a dream made this creation come to life. Now this is how you get chocolate wasted.

 

Largest Fruit Cobbler

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Who: Hampton Inn of Ruston

What: 2,251 pounds

Where: United States

What does one do with 819 pounds of peaches, 454 pounds of sugar and 312 pounds of butter?  Make a colossal peach cobbler for the Annual Louisiana Peach Festival in Ruston, Louisiana.

 

Largest Fruit Salad

Largest Fruit Salad

Who: Spar Österreichische Warenhandels AG

What: 19,158 pounds

Where: Austria

If only it were deeper — so we could swim in it. The largest fruit salad weighed 19,158 pounds. A lot of fruits were in attendance.

 

Largest Tiramisu

Who: Latte Blanc, Uova Pascolo, Caffe Toto, Despar, Associazione Cons.erva

What: 3,015 Kilograms

Where: Italy

This is what an adult slip n’ slide should look like … made with Zabaione cream, coffee, mascarpone, cream, Sovoiardi biscuits, sugar, cocoa and whipped cream. Plan of action: face-first.

 

Largest Falafel

Largest Falafel

Who: Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center

What: 164.80 pounds

Where: Jordan

Opa! The largest falafel weighed in at 164.80 pounds and was prepared by ten chefs using the traditional recipe of chickpeas, parsley, and coriander with mixed spices. It took 25 minutes to deep fry this bad boy and was later served to 600 hotel guests. I only hope they had enough tzatziki for everyone.

 

Largest Crab Cake 

Largest Crab Cake

Who: Handy International Incorporated

What: 300 pounds

Where: United States

The largest crab cake weighed in at 300 pounds of fresh Maryland blue crab meat. I’d imagine that anyone allergic to shellfish were evacuated from the city leading up to the event. And that EpiPens were in everyone’s goodie bags.

Disclaimer: Records change on a daily basis. || Photo Credit: Guinness World Records

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Greek Gyro POTATO CHIPS Are Part Of Lay’s Four New Test Flavors

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Lay’s is on a mission to try and create every potato chip flavor imaginable and its latest four prospects have just been released.

For its annual Lay’s Do Us A Flavor contest, they’re putting New York Reuben, Greektown Gyro, Southern Biscuits & Gravy and West Coast Truffle Fries up against each other to see which will reign supreme.

They sent over some samples for us to try. The new flavors were definitely interesting. Some more than others.

Like they’ve done the last four years, it’s up to fans to vote for their favorite to see that makes the cut. The winner will receive $1 million from Lay’s as well as have their chips sold in stores across the nation.

Here’s some up-close shots of the new flavors. Check them out in stores and see which ones you like best.

Southern Biscuits and Gravy

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Greektown Gyro

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New York Reuben

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West Coast Truffle Fries

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Hit-Or-Miss

Ketchup, 9 Ways

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Ketchup has always been an iconic condiment here in the US. The simple blend of tomatoes, sugar and vinegar can be found topping burgers, hot dogs, fries and many other comfort foods.

However, if you’re ready to take your ketchup experience to another level, here are 9 different ways. Found on Misleddit, this infographic gives us a simple ‘how to’ on combining ketchup with other ingredients to create kick-ass hybrids.

From a Bloody Mary-inspired recipe to a replica of popular fast food secret sauces check out the graphic below and start upgrading your ketchup.

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The Birthday Sex Burger Has a Savory Olive Cake and Truffle Cheese ‘Frosting’

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How to Make White Truffle Risotto Served in a Bowl Carved Out of Parmesan

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Roses, chocolate truffles, diamonds… Who wants that perfect love story anyways? Please, son. It’s time you stepped your game up in the kitchen and made her swoon with those semi-pro Iron Chef skills. Plus, nothing says I heart you more than droppin’ some cheddar on 15 lbs of Parmesan!

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Sweets

$20 White Truffle Doughnut Could Possibly Dethrone the Cronut

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Just when you thought donuts couldn’t get more insane than being stuffed with S’mores a White Truffle Doughnut comes along and changes the game all over again.

Fancier than a cronut and significantly more expensive at $20 a pop, the yeast based doughnut is literally dripping in white truffle syrup, three grams white truffle shavings, fleur del sel and Valrona chocolate shavings. The doughnut is the result of a collaboration between Do-Rite chefs and Rodrick Markus, owner of Lakerview’s Rare Tea Cellar made it’s Chicago debut on Wednesday, December 11. Chef Harris D’Antignac has high expectations for his new creation, “Hopefully we’ve got ourselves the next cronut.”

The grandiose doughnut might not be for everyone which is why it’s being promoted more as a luxury treat than standard menu addition but so far customer reactions on Twitter have been nothing but positive.

The White Truffle Doughnut is only available during truffle season which gives gourmands until about mid-January to get themselves to Chicago to try the decadent pastry but plan on calling ahead to guarantee yourself one.

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Fast Food

Black Truffle XT Burger, Burger King Goes High Class in Hong Kong

It wasn’t so long ago that all you needed to do to make any burger more decadent was add a few strips of bacon. But as time went on, bacon just wasn’t enough (blasphemy!) and the landscape of the fast food industry started to focus on different elements of the burger to appeal to a more epicurean tastes. What started as a simple bacon addition grew into changes like 100% Angus beef patties, artisan rolls and aged chipotle chile sauce. Now it seems that Burger King Hong Kong is upping the ante of fast food sophistication with the release of their Black Truffle Angus XT Burger.

In addition to the Angus beef patty, this burger is topped with bacon, cheese, curly endive greens, a black truffle-infused mayonnaise and comprises the latest sandwich in BK’s King’s Collection line in the Hong Kong region. For those curious burger connoisseurs who might happen to be in the area to try out this tasty new burger, it’ll wind up costing you about $4.90 for the sandwich itself, and $6.40 with fries and a drink.

The promotion’s only for a limited time though, so if you’re touring the Hong Kong area and feel the need to indulge in this bourgeois burger, you might want to hurry it along.