Warning, you might not be able to stop at just one.
These itty bitty fudge puppies [aka waffles with chocolate and banana chips, topped with whipped cream] are dangerous. They don’t require utensils, a plate and can be eaten in 1-2 bites. Like I said, they’re dangerous, but in the best way possible.
I met Teri and Jenny, creators of Spoon Fork Bacon on a GE press trip to Kentucky. These two are so full of talent and make one hell of a team, if you ask me. Needless to say when their book, Tiny Food Party showed up, I was a giddy little girl. I love them and I looooove party food.
I mean, what better time… Hello football season! How perfect would this book be for tailgating, house parties and for big bowl games?? Truthfully, I really only like football season because of the parties and the food.
I highly recommend servering with whipped cream.
I basically just sat there with the container of whipped cream in one hand and just popping these little puppies right into my mouth. Once my husband caught on, they didn’t stand a chance. deeeeemolished.
If you’re gluten-free, here are a few tips for adapting several of the recipes in Tiny Food Party:
- deviled eggs, tiny taquitos, fried tacos, etc. are all gluten-free.
- crab cakes – use gluten-free panko bread crumbs.
- “onion” rings, little sweet potato latkes, mini corn dogs, etc. – use a gluten-free all purpose flour, such as Pamela’s Pancake & Baking Mix.
- miniature meat loaves – grind gluten-free oats.
- sliders – use a biscuit cutter to cut out gluten-free buns to make miniature. I like Udi’s.
- one-bite cheesecakes – use gluten-free graham crackers or ground gf cookies and the filling replace with all purpose gf flour.
- mini mochi ice cream balls – most mochiko is gluten-free, but KODA farms is a good brand.
- lots of awesome mini gluten-free cocktails and other great recipes that you can adapt to make gluten-free!
I’ll be reviewing more cookbooks and giving tips on how to adapt recipes to be gluten-free. All my favorite cookbooks aren’t specifically gluten-free so I hardly shop in the “special diets” section. I’m picky.
Now for the good stuff. To win a copy of Tiny Food Party…
1. Leave a comment telling me what your favorite thing is to serve at a party [or eat at a party]
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WINNER: CONGRATULATIONS Michelle [twitter name mstephens66], you’re the lucky winner! Email me [firstname.lastname@example.org] so I can send you your copy!
Giveaway ends Tuesday, October 16th at 12am PST. I will announce the winner on Wednesday!
Small Print: Open to US residents only. One winner will be chosen using random.org.
Little-Bitty Fudge Puppies
Recipe from Tiny Food Party
- 1 1/2 cups banana chips
- 1 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate
- 6 regular size gluten-free *waffles, cut into 4ths or 24 mini waffles – I used Van’s Natural Foods
- About 1 cup fresh or store bought whipped cream
Place banana chips into food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. Pour crushed chips into a small shallow bowl.
If you’re using regular size, toast the waffles until cooked through and almost crispy – they’ll hold up better. Cut waffles into fourths.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt chocolate [chips] in double boiler [or you can set a heat-proof bowl over a pot of bowling water - just be sure the bowl doesn't touch the water] over medium heat.
Partially dip each waffle [or waffle bite] into the melted chocolate, gently shaking off excess , and then dredge in the crushed banana chips until coated. Place on the prepared sheet and let chocolate set for about 20-30 minutes.
Serve fudge puppies with whipped cream on top or on the side.
Best served immediately.
*waffles can be found in the frozen-foods section or you can use homemade waffles.
Note: If you’re using mini waffles with gluten, the book says that once the chocolate has set, you can drop Mini Fudge Puppies into cellophane baggies for gifting or packaging into lunchboxes. Just tie with ribbon or bakers twine. The gluten-free full size waffles don’t hold up as well and are best enjoyed that day.
October 12 2012