Thursday, December 6, 2012

Day 3: Seven Layer Truffles

This recipe for the Seven Layer Bars was a favorite not only for you guys last year but also for the Mr's co-workers.  It also turned my previous nose wrinkling at the mere thought of them as a kid to a smile of approval at their deliciousness but I lamented their higher calorie content for such a small bar.  I did a little tweaking and made the portion smaller so it could easily be fit into calories and got these lil beauties. 




The first bite or two is always the best and this will satisfy that craving...well as long as you don't start poppin' em like they're calorie free.  ;-)  Let's get started!

Seven Layer Truffles
(Makes 47)

1/2 cup butter, melted
8 graham cracker sheets broken down into crumbs
3/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/3 cup Reese peanut butter chips
1 cup toll house dark chocolate chips
1 cup chopped peanuts
1 can fat free sweetened condensed milk
5 oz bag coconut flakes (you'll have some left over)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Pour the melted butter into a 13x9 pan


Press the graham crackers down into the bottom.


Sprinkle on the chopped nuts.


Sprinkle on the butterscotch and peanut butter chips.


Sprinkle on the chocolate chips.


Drizzle on the condensed milk.


Ready to go!  Put it in the oven for 25 minutes to bake.


Time to toast the coconut.


Spray a skillet with cooking spray and over medium heat continuously stir the coconut so it doesn't burn.  You want kind of a "salt and pepper" look to the coloring.  It will start smoking and that's when you immediately pull it off the heat and transfer it onto a cookie sheet to cool.


Here's what your concoction will look like when it's all baked up.  Let this cool for at LEAST 15 minutes otherwise you will basically be handling molten lava and you will burn yourself!  I highly recommend using food handling gloves or put sandwich bags over your hands.


Grab the small cookie scoop and scoop it out and roll it into a ball.


Drop it into the toasted coconut.


Roll it into the coconut to coat.  Don't go crazy with it but just enough to cover them.


Line them up on wax paper to cool down completely.


These are best when served the same day but can last a day or two in an airtight container...if they last that long.


Yum!

Nutritional Information per truffle:  Calories 122  Total Fat 8g  Sat Fat 3g  Mono Fat 1g  Cholesterol 6mg  Sodium 41mg  Potassium 4mg  Total Carbs 12g  Fiber 1g  Sugars 9g  Protein 1g  Vitamin A 1%  Iron 1%

This recipe was linked up with The Crafty Blog Stalker, Tater Tots and Jello and Two Yellow Birds Decor.

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27 comments:

  1. It was soooo hard to watch my co-workers eat these up knowing just how amazingly yummy they are. I don't even like coconut that much but it works really well with everything else in there and the whole thing is just wonderful melt in your mouth goodness. MMMMMMMMMMMMM.

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    1. I know, they were quite yummy especially with the addition of the peanut butter chips. We were able to get a good couple bites in with these babies. Addicting for sure!

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  2. They look absolutely delicious! And, with the nutrition info you thoughtfully provided, they can fit into my daily calories too. Thanks!

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you as well Georgia! YAY! That's why I provide the nutritional info when possible so people can decide if it's something they can fit into their calories for the season!

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  3. The addition of peanut butter chips is intriguing.

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  4. Oooh I like the idea of these! They'd be great for my work xmas potluck coming up. I think I'll make them gluten free by using gf graham crackers or gf ginger snap cookies.

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  5. Okay I dont know how u guys do it..but I am glad I dont work with ur husband...hehehe

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    1. They will actually turn their nose up at some treats other people bring in when they find out I didn't make them! LOL

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  6. Holy cow these look good!!! I love Seven Layer bars, but I can't be trusted with a whole pan. What a great way to have a few bites, and give the rest away making someone else very happy! Pure genius I tell ya. Thanks for another terrific recipe. My Christmas collection is growing, and I love it =]

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    1. Woo hoo! So glad you like the concept. The treats have just begun!

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  7. There is absolutely no way I could make these and keep them in my house. They would *easily* be devoured in one sitting. Not.kidding. Drooooooooooooooooooooooooooool...

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    1. Take two then have hubby run down the street with the pan pelting your neighbors with them! :)

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  8. YUM! These look and sound soo delish!

    ahumblebumble.blogspot.com

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    1. Trust me, they are! (And I wasn't even a fan of them before!)

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  9. OH.MY.GOODNESS!!!!! I absolutely could not make these unless someone ran out the door with them the minute they were done. Heavenly--love these!! Great idea to make them into truffles!

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  10. Can you believe I've never had a truffle before? These do look insulin worthy though!

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    1. Perish the thought! There will be plenty of truffle recipes to choose from should you decide to give 'em a go!

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  11. Boy oh Boy do these look fantastic!!!
    XO
    Ash@ABpetite
    http://abpetite.blogpsot.com/

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  12. I like seven layer bars, and I like serving desserts in one or two-bite servings. Bookmarked!

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  13. I have that yellow bowl too. :) Yay for West Elm! I don't know if I've ever had seven layer bars (where have I been?!), but I love how you made them bite-sized for better portion control. These look so good!

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  14. These bars were one of my favorites once upon a time, but I haven't made them in forever! My hubs loves anything truffle, so this is such a cool idea.

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