Video:How to Make Mummy Truffleswith Elizabeth LaBau
Looking for a great Halloween candy recipe? Chewy, soft coconut balls are wrapped in fondant 'bandages' to form delicious mummy truffles.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Mummy Truffles
Mummy Truffle Candy IngredientsTo make mummy truffles, you will need:
- 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 8 ounces white fondant
- 2 tbsp chocolate chips
Mix the Halloween Mummy Truffle IngredientsPlace the cream cheese and the vanilla in the bowl of a large electric mixer. Mix them on medium speed until the cream cheese is soft and completely smooth.
Stop the mixer, add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, and mix on low speed until the powdered sugar is incorporated. Then add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until it's just combined.
Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and add the coconut and salt. Turn the mixer to low and mix until everything comes together. Check the texture of the candy: you want it to be firm enough to hold its shape, but not too dry and crumbly. Add more powdered sugar to get it stiffer, or a little water to loosen it up if you need to.
Form the Mummy TrufflesScoop up a small amount of candy and roll it between your palms until it is round. Place the ball on a foil-lined baking sheet, and once all the balls are rolled, chill them in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
Wrap Fondant Around the Mummy CandyOnce the balls are firm, dust your work surface with powdered sugar and roll the fondant out very thin. It might help you to work with only a portion of the fondant at a time. You want it to be a super-thin layer so it doesn't overwhelm the candy--nobody wants to eat a huge mouthful of fondant. Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut very thin strips of fondant, about 1/8-1/4 inch thick.
Take one thin strip and wrap it around one of the coconut balls, criss-crossing it in the front to make the mummy’s bandages. If it breaks, just start wrapping again--it doesn’t have to be perfect. You can use a little water or corn syrup to get it to stick to the coconut ball if it has trouble sticking. Wrap it around 3-4 times total--it is okay if some of the coconut is showing through.
Melt the chocolate chips and use a toothpick to dot the chocolate onto the mummies to form eyes. Alternately, you can stick on mini chocolate chips or M&Ms for the eyes.
Serving Mummy Truffle Halloween CandiesMummy Truffles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. These are a great treat for a Halloween party or scary movie night.
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