Monday, December 10, 2012

Mint Oreo Truffles

Do as I say, not as I do.

For example, if you are spending the weekend baking for a holiday party make sure you eat something other than the sweets you are cooking. And whatever you do, do not eat sweets accompanied by wine on Friday night followed by more sweets on Saturday morning alongside your coffee. Your tummy will not like you very much.

You should, however, add Oreo truffles to your Christmas candies and cookies this year. FOR CERTAIN. You will love them (and inevitably consume too many). Everyone you share them with will love them too. They don't really take any extra prep time than cut-out cookies so you can definitely fit them in. They are super adaptable if you don't like mint, just use regular Oreos or I bet the peanut butter ones would be delicious too. You could totally use the golden ones and coat them with chocolate. Wowsers.

So what are you waiting for? Get out to the store and get the supplies and get rolling and dipping. Turn up some "All I want for Christmas is You" and the time will fly by.

Get in there and take a nice big bite!

Mint Oreo Truffles (I cannot even give this one source because they are all over the internet)
1 package mint stuffed Oreos
8 oz block of cream cheese (it is okay to use 1/3 less fat), cut into 1-2 inch cubes
White almond bark, approximately 2/3 of a 24 oz package
crushed candy canes
Christmas colored sprinkles

Place the Oreos into your food processor and pulse until they are finely ground. Place the cubes of cream cheese into the food processor and pulse again until mixed completely. Make sure you do not have any streaks of cream cheese left. It should form a nice black ball.

Place the Oreo mix into the fridge until you are ready to start rolling (it helps if it is slightly cold). Cover a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Roll the Oreo mixture into balls of about 1 inch diameter. Place on the prepared baking sheet.

Freeze the baking sheet with the balls for at least 1 hour.

Melt the white almond bark in the microwave in a glass bowl according to the package (usually zap for 90 seconds first, then stir and microwave for 10-15 seconds again until completely melted).

Roll each Oreo ball in the white almond bark and place back on the parchment. Top with candy canes or sprinkles, as desired (make sure you do this as soon as you finish coating in each one before the bark hardens again). If the uncoated balls begin to soften, place them back into the freezer for another 15 minutes to harden again before you finish up coating. Once you are all done with the coating, store the balls in the freezer or fridge until ready to serve.

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