So what did we make? Leprechaun Balls(keeping it super classy people) and Mint Chocolate Fudge. First up, the fudge:
I decided to follow the recipe from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. I melted the chocolate chips with the condensed milk in the microwave and pressed it in a casserole dish lined with wax paper.
Smooshed those bad boys on top:
We stuck it in the freezer to get it to harden. I would NOT recommend this. They were a bear to cut and I ended up getting a blister on my finger, but we soldiered through bagged em' up and off they went. Badda' bing' badda' BOOM.
Next up, Leprechaun Balls. I used the full recipe from Mom Foodie. I let Man Friend take the lead here. He wanted to participate, so what the hell. But ladies, DO NOT LET YOUR MAN HELP WITH THIS RECIPE. Also, this recipe is for adults only. If you follow the recipe 4 to 5 would equal a shot. He went into it with the good intention that more alcohol is best, and I'd say 2 of ours made a shot :) But here's what we did.
We crushed a box of Nilla wafers and split into two bowls, one bowl got 1/3 of the crushed cookies, the other 2/3s.. did you know you'd be practicing fractions? ;)
In the smaller section, throw in about 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder and mix in the whiskey:
He poured more then the recipe called for(to be honest, neither of us are much of liquor drinkers and were trying to burn through the alcohol as best as we could).
The other larger bowl, we mixed in the Baileys. We melted more white chocolate chips and mixed in some food coloring and that left us to this set up:
He's just a better person then I am and saw the project through. I think at the party, the people brave enough to try them liked them, but I'm not sure they were the hit I was going for. Maybe you all can try them and let me know if you make them any better?
|Here he is working his magic :)|