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One of the things I really love about baking and blogging is it pushes me out of my comfort zone. I try new flavors, new ingredients, and new desserts that I otherwise never would have ever given much thought to. My abilities are constantly being stretched as well as my creativeness and flavor preference. Turns out the whole worlds doesn’t revolve around chocolate and sprinkles…I know, I know, it’s devastating.

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Speaking of new flavors, Duncan Hines recently released their spring Frosting Creation flavors: Key Lime, Peaches and Cream, Pink Lemonade, and Fruit Punch. Last year, during my trip to Duncan Hines test kitchen, I actually had the chance to taste test these flavors as well as all the fall and winter ones! So of course, as soon as I found the new spring flavors I brought them home, I mean they’re practically family ;).

I’ve been waiting almost a year to get creative with these new flavors…but what to make? I decided to start with Key Lime pie because it seemed to be the biggest challenge for me. Not only am I not a fan of Key Lime, neither was anybody else around me. Mission accepted. I decided to mix the icing in with my favorite part of pie, graham cracker crust, then cover them in chocolate and a few sprinkles – making truffles. See how I still managed to work in chocolate and sprinkles? ;)

Turns out it wasn’t that big of a challenge. I’m happy to report that each of my taste testers, including me, really enjoyed the truffles, even if they previously claimed they didn’t like Key Lime ;). Mission Accomplished.

I honestly love how Duncan Hines captured the flavor of Key Lime pie in the Frosting creations. It definitely has the kick of lime but just enough sweetness at the same time.

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Duncan Hines isn’t the only one with a fun new Key Lime product to share this spring! Check out Wilton’s Key Lime flavored candy melts!! They make a perfect addition if you just can’t get enough of that Key Lime! I decided to stick with regular white melting chocolate and a little bit of green candy coloring for now…baby steps :).

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You will need:

1 Duncan Hines Key Lime Pie Frosting Creations Flavor Packet
1 Can Of Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Starter Icing
3 Graham Cracker Pie Shells
White Chocolate Melting Chocolate OR Wilton’s Key Lime Pie Candy Melts (Limited Edition)
Green Candy Coloring (Optional, to color your white chocolate)
Sanding Sugar Sprinkles (Optional)

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Step 1: Mix the Key Lime Pie Frosting Creations Packet into the Frosting Creations Starter icing.

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Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, or the bowl of an electric mixer, break up graham cracker pie shells. Use the bottom of a glass to crush them.

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Step 3: Pour in Key Lime Pie Icing, mix well until fully combined. A soft dough will have formed.

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Step 4: Roll out into small 1.5in balls and place on a wax paper covered baking sheet. Don’t stress if they aren’t perfectly round. You’ll have a chance to smooth them out again if you need. Let them chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Step 5: Remove from fridge and transfer half of the balls onto another wax paper lined baking sheet and place one of them back in the fridge. This helps to keep your second half from getting too soft to cover while you are working on covering the first truffles.

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Step 6: Your truffles will still be pretty firm and cold, which will give you the perfect chance to melt your chocolate. I highly reccomend using a chocolate melter, and you can learn more about melting chocolate here.

If your type A like me, waiting for the chocolate to melt will give you a nice chance to help get those truffles just a bit more round. They roll really nicely when they are still pretty cold and firm.

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Step 7: Cover the truffles in chocolate setting the truffle on a fork and using a spoon to cover with chocolate. Tap off the excess chocolate.

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Step 8: Transfer each truffle back to the wax paper lined baking sheet, and sprinkle with sprinkles if you would like.

Step 9: Remove second tray from fridge and repeat the process with them.

Helpful Tips: Using a toothpick to press against the fork and slide the truffle off helps move them nicely.

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Such an easy bite size treat treat for all those key lime fans…and even those who aren’t! ;)

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Key Lime Pie Truffles

Ingredients

  • 1 Duncan Hines Key Lime Pie Frosting Creations Flavor Packet
  • 1 Can Of Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Starter Icing
  • 3 Graham Cracker Pie Shells
  • White Chocolate Melting Chocolate OR Wilton’s Key Lime Pie Candy Melts (Limited Edition)
  • Green Candy Coloring (Optional, to color your white chocolate)
  • Sanding Sugar Sprinkles (Optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix the Key Lime Pie Frosting Creations Packet into the Frosting Creations Starter icing.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, or the bowl of an electric mixer, break up graham cracker pie shells. Use the bottom of a glass to crush them.
  3. Pour in Key Lime Pie Icing, mix well until fully combined. A soft dough will have formed.
  4. Roll out into small approx. 1.5in balls and place on wax paper covered baking sheet. Let them chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from fridge and transfer half of the balls onto another wax paper lined baking sheet and place one of them back in the fridge. (This helps to keep your second half from getting too soft to cover while you are working on covering the first truffles.)
  6. Melt your chocolate, color if needed.
  7. Cover the truffles in chocolate setting the truffle on a fork and using a spoon to cover with chocolate. Tap off the excess chocolate.
  8. Transfer each truffle back to the wax paper lined baking sheet, and sprinkle with sprinkles if you would like.
  9. Remove second tray from fridge and repeat the process with them.
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Comments

  1. How perfect are these truffles, Toni!!? So glossy and smooth and perfectly sweet and tart. I love that it’s basically frosting, chocolate and graham crackers. Genius!

  2. Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text
    in your post seem to be running off the screen in Internet explorer.
    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know.

    The style and design look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed soon.
    Thanks