September 23, 2012

Oktoberfest Truffles

I made truffles this weekend for a really fun Oktoberfest party that Chris and I attended on Saturday.  I know, I know, there's nothing German about truffles, however I did decorate them in German flag colors :)

I made the same three types of truffles that I made last February, so there would be a variety for people to choose from.  Here are links to the recipes -

Coconut Truffles - tastes like an Almond Joy
Cake Batter Truffles - tastes like delicious raw cookie dough
Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles - tastes like peanut butter and pretzel :)

Everyone seemed to have a favorite last night, with peanut butter and coconut leading the way.  However, I love cake batter, so that's one type that will always get made...with white chocolate that is :)

When making these truffles, I find it easiest to make all the balls ahead of time, and store them in the freezer until I'm ready to dip them in melted chocolate.  If you do the same, be sure to only remove one type from the freezer at a time so they don't soften too much .

I purchased red, yellow and black nonpareils to create my German flag.  I typically wouldn't sprinkle so many on, but I wanted to ensure there was enough color to resemble a flag.  I also added all three colors to the cake batter dough to create a funfetti look.

And now a few photos from the party...below are the hosts on the left, and Chris and I on the right.  I wish it had been just a tad warmer this weekend.  It's hard to tell due to my dark jacket but I'm wearing gloves in the photo. 

I loved that each type of home-brewed beer was labeled, as well as the food.  Everything was authentic, and the hosts even drove to Madison to purchase German sausages and mustard.  Chris loved the sausages, while the homemade soft pretzels were my favorite.

Have you ever played hammerschlagen (aka "the nail game")?  I've played it at the Old German Beer Hall and was impressed that the hosts found a tree stump so we could play at their Oktoberfest party!

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