Since I don't have photos, I will provide the recipe for the chocolate truffles.
My suggestions for this recipe is to add a touch of salt when you start whipping the cream cheese. In addition to that, Add about 1/2 - 1 cup less powdered sugar because when I added the chocolate coating and the drizzle it became it bit too sweet for my friend's tastes.
In addition to the gift giving, I gave more things like
The picture above are the most FUGDY and slightly CREAMY BROWNIES! They are called Cream Cheese Brownies. For the recipe, please click below:
I took small cellophane bags and I bagged 2 pieces with a small parchment paper liners. When I was cutting these up, I couldn't stop taking small bites of the brownies. I feel like I ate about a quarter of the brownies. They are really good.
I was in the gift giving feeling even more so I made one of my well known products that most of my family and family friends LOVE! Last year it was requested a few times. The recipe is so easy and it was from the very popular (in the YouTube cooking channels) Laura Vitale. She also has a blog here.
I tried her recipe for easy homemade cheesecake and it was DELICIOUS! It was light, soft and creamy! I used a pound cake crust instead of a graham cracker crust because I'm not a fan of the sandy quality the crushed graham cracker provide in cheesecakes.
Oh I almost forgot. I was explaining how it tasted and my alternative to the recipe and I forgot to post the picture.
Here it is!
Unfortunately there is a gigantic CRACK! AHH! By looking at the crack, this is not a professional cheesecake. A professional cheesecake is cooked in a water bath which I think is an annoying part any recipe and also I don't have a larger roasting pan that fits my springform pan.
So to hide the crack, add a Sexy Mound of Whipped Cream to the top, then no one will notice what so ever. Since its the holidays, having a bit more whipped cream wouldn't hurt.
I hope these ideas will help with next year's gift giving because nothing say more than I LOVE YOU or I was thinking about you than something that you've made with your own hands. I think its sweet. So let the edible gift giving continue!