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Old 09-06-2007, 07:45 PM   #1
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Margarita Truffles

My sister sent me a couple dozen limes from her tree. They are truly the most lovely limes I've ever seen. After looking around for as many lime recipes as I could find, I settled on this, amongst others.

12 oz. vanilla wafers
1/2 c pretzel crumbs
16 oz 10X, sifted
3/4 C frozen margarita or limeade concentrate
6 oz cream cheese
1t tequila (optional)----personally, I'll probably 3X that!
1t triple sec (optional) see above!
zest from 1 lime, divided
green decorator sugar
1C granulated sugar

Method:
Process the vanilla wafers to fine crumbs. If you can actually find them already ground in the supermarket, great! Add pretzels (about a cup) to process and process to make fine crumbs. A cup should yield 1/2 C crumbs. Combine the wafer crumbs, prezeel crumbs, 10X, margarita concentrate and cream cheese in a large bowl. Add tequila and triple sec. Stir till well blended and dividing the mixture in half, wrap each half in plastic wrap. Set aside.

Combine half the lime with the green sugar (1/2 C or so) and half the lime with the white sugar in small bowls. Shape the cheese mixture into balls just about the size of walnuts (1 inch), and then roll in one of the sugar bowls. Work quickly because the cheese balls dry quickly. Store in airtight container in fridge up to a week.


Okay, I'm doing this tomorrow afternoon. I'll try to find a low fat wafer, if possible, and more than likely use fat free cream cheese.

This yields 7 dozen.....more than enough to share with a friend or two.

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This yields 7 dozen.....more than enough to share with a friend or two.
I am so happy I am your friend!!
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My sister sent me a couple dozen limes from her tree. They are truly the most lovely limes I've ever seen. After looking around for as many lime recipes as I could find, I settled on this, amongst others.


3/4 frozen margarita or limeade concentrate
Sounds delicious, Vera. Do you mean 3/4 cup or 3/4 of the container?
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I am so happy I am your friend!!
My darling, I would so love to enjoy these with you, swinging on the garden swing, watching the fire crackle in the fireplace, and tossing back tequila shots and sucking fresh lime wedges!
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Sounds delicious, Vera. Do you mean 3/4 cup or 3/4 of the container?
Ahem...........If I were a dishonest woman, I would say "whatever are you speaking of?"....but since I'm pure as the driven snow, I must thank you for pointing out my typing faux pas. I have corrected it to read as it should, 3/4 C frozen margarita concentrate.
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:38 PM   #6
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Holy crap these sound good! I'm at work darn it so I can't copy and paste into my files. Please help me not to lose this little gem of a recipe!
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PM a reminder to yourself, Alix.
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Um...darned smart Katie. Never thought of that
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What is "10x"?

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10X is powdered sugar - it will say 10X on the box.
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