No Bake Mint Fudge Truffles | Thriftanista in the City

3.04.2013

No Bake Mint Fudge Truffles

After a new adventure to Mariano's in Chicago, I created yummy no bake mint fudge truffles. Instead of hoarding pictures, I'm starting to actually use my pins.  Last week, fancy shoes. This week fancy balls truffles.

Mariano's St. Patrick's Day Treat





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.
Mariano's St. Patrick's Day Treat

Instructions

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!
Mariano's St. Patrick's Day Treat

Mariano's St. Patrick's Day Treat

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. 

Mariano's St. Patrick's Day Treat

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.

Mariano's St. Patty's Day treat

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!

Mariano's St. Patrick's Day Treat

Visit Mariano's online for store locations, hours, and coupons. You can also connect with them via Twitter or Facebook. Visit my G+ album for for more pictures and insights from my shopping adventure.

Do you shop at Mariano's?

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20 comments

Motherhood on the Rocks said...

They look amazing! And you're pictures are beautiful!

Michael said...

They may not look like the pinterest picture, but they still look delicious and I'm sure they taste the same!

FabEllis | Beauty, Fashion + Natural Hair said...

They look delicious!

Ashley S said...

Ooooo that looks just too delicious! You are making me hungry, hehe.

Parenting Patch said...

Mmm! Sounds delicious!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

His is enough to sabotage my diet. Ha! Yum!

Shon said...

Wow, these look yummy!
What a great store and rewards!
Enjoy.

Tourmaline2777 said...

I've been to Marianos in Greek Town and loved it. I'll make sure to check out the website for coupons the next time I go.

LV said...

You had me at fudge. These look so yummy! Great photos

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Alicia said...

Those truffles look so yummy! And I love that they are no bake!

Chandra said...

that sounds like my kind of store! and your no bake treats look quite tasty even though i don't have much of a sweet tooth. but, i'm a sucker for an easy recipe!

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Cam | Bibs and Baubles said...

I now have a serious sweet tooth!!! No bake... that's my speed!

ROXTHEFOX said...

Oh god, this looks so delicious!

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Tiffany said...

These look heavenly!

LA Lynn's said...

Looks YUMMY!!!!

Xoxo
Lynn

Jen @ Cuddles and Chaos said...

Oh my gosh, YES! These look so delicious!

Lazy Budget Chef said...

You had me at chcocolate

Mel S. said...

Wow! Those look great!

Kalamity Kelli said...

I love your truffles and I like them even better because they aren't "perfect". Perfection is over-rated and often times that perfection is achieved with smoke and mirrors ----well, maybe not THOSE two things exactly but still. I'm going to make them because they look delicious and my family LOVES mint and chocolate.

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