The truffles only requires four ingredients (5 for my version) and it's the perfect color for a St. Patrick's Day treat. I'm eating mine now though.
Ingredients- 1 package grasshopper fudge mint cookies
- white chocolate bar
- 1/2 brick cream cheese
- food coloring (optional)
- sugar crystals (optiona)
Just so you know, mine look nothing like the pinned picture but I imagine they taste the same. I had to make some adjustments. I couldn't find almond bark so I subbed with white chocolate.
Crush cookies and mix with softened cream cheese. The recipe calls for a food processor and I don't have one so I crushed the cookies in blender and hand mixed it with the cream cheese.
Scoop out about a tsp of the mixture and roll into a nice ball shape. Place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
Melt white chocolate bar on stove and add a drop or two of food coloring for a festive St. Patrick's Day theme. Drizzle over truffles and top with sugar crystals. Done!
I am not very good at baking so I was pleased that this was so quick and easy and required NO baking. Thrifter. Yes. Baker. No.
I bought all of my ingredients at Mariano's here in Chicago. This was my first time visiting even though there's a location less than 15 minutes away. Since this was a new adventure for me, I wandered around while looking for my supplies.
This store has everything!
I love that there were so many options available including products from around the world and local brands. I don't eat vegan anymore but I still buy meatless and dairy free products when I can find them. There was a great selection available plus a huge selection of fresh vegetables. I also spotted cakes, a sushi bar and a huge selection of cheeses.
When I visited the Mariano's website, I found a boatload of store coupons too and even double coupon day on Wednesdays. I'm not a coupon person. Coupons wither and die unused in my purse.
I still saved money by buying some store brands and signing up for a rewards card.
I was offered the Mariano's Rewards Card at checkout and was able to start the savings right away. Registering my card was very easy using the store kiosk before I left the store. I also got to listen to the music a little bit longer. This store has live music, friends.
I told you it has everything!
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