Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cookies Choco-Nana Truffles

Ugh... Annoying never-ending rain... What a perfect drag to make Halloween night just a little more trick than treat. Good thing there will be lots of candy (and by candy I mean food, drinks, parties, fun) at the end of it all to compensate for all the effort.

So before venturing out into the night to join the zombies & vampires, I will be staring at these truffles during the day. I made them a while ago, back when the sun was still around. I remember trying to hurry up to take the pictures as the heat would have made these yummies melt. Oh... how I miss summer...

Don't get me wrong though, I'm all reminiscing about the weather by looking at these pics, but the truffles were very good too! LOL! Very easy to make. Fancy-looking and delicious. What else can you ask for?

Cookies ChocoNana Truffles
Makes about more than a dozen to two, depending on the size of your truffles
  • 6 chocolate chip cookies (Chips Ahoy type)
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 C chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C Nutella
  • chopped nuts, coconut flakes, cocoa powder

Mash the cookies in a ziploc bag with a rolling pin. Add the mix into the mashed banana. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for about 2 minutes on medium low power. Then mix it well into the banana cookie mix along with the Nutella.

Cover and refrigerate to harden a bit before forming into balls and rolling them in your favorite toppings.

The texture gets better the next day. But if you have as much patience as me when it comes to food, you will never find out!!!! Enjoy!!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!!

Oh boy...

So, I was immediately M.I.A again after the first disappearance due to our Europe trip back in the summer. But this time, it wasn't such a pleasant one... My laptop went into a coma after an attack of trojans, malwares & who-knows-what, even though the only porn I ever went to look at, was the ones on Tastespotting & Foodgawker... I was lucky enough to get tremendous help from a couple of friend, who backed up everything I had, then proceeded to wipe out the whole thing & gave my precious a new life. Cheers!!!!

It took a while, but Tramie's Kitchen is back!!!! Technically, the kitchen never shut down, but that's just too many details... I'm just excited to be back and share my yakking & goodies. Yay!!!!

Tomorrow is Halloween, and it would only be appropriate for me to post something that has to do with it, right? So here is my share of ghouly, gross & weird-looing cupcakes for this wonderful day.

All cupcakes are chocolate, and frosted with cream cheese base frostings that come in various flavors:

Jack, from Nightmare Before Christmas, is covered in Lemon cream cheese frosting and melted dark chocolate.

Owl, is frosted with Dark Chocolate cream cheese and Peanut Butter cream cheese, decorated with mini Oreos, yellow Cry Baby candies, and split Toasted Marshmallow Jelly Beans.

Pumpkin, is frosted with Peanut Butter crweam cheese, Green Tea cream cheese, melted Dark Chocolate. The spaced-out looking spider is made out of fondant, cut Red Licorice Wheels and White Chocolate pellets.

Pumkin is made of fondant, and the basket is Green Tea cream cheese frosting.

Mummy: Lemon Cream cheese Frosting with eyes made from yellow colored White chocolate pellets.

And the obvious Eyeball of Lemon cream cheese & veins of Peanut Butter cream cheese frosting. Topped with an eye of Green Apple Gummy Ring and a Dark Chocolate pellet.

So what are you serving for your Halloween party?