Friday, December 17, 2010

Oreo Truffles

Day 17
I first saw this recipe in Better Homes and Gardens magazine last year. I made some last year along with some other stuff for goodies to give away. This year I decided to specialize and just make these. It was easier, and I think people like these better than blah cookies, or caramel corn that got soft because it was wrapped up with baked goods.
I lost the recipe I'd cut out of the magazine, but I found another version online. This is the recipe I used slightly altered from the version I saw online.

1 bag of regular oreos
1 8oz brick of cream cheese, softened
1 12 oz bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
Crush oreos as finely as possible in a large ziploc bag. Pour most of the oreo crumbs into a mixing bowl. Keep about 1/2 to 3/4 cup in the bag (it depends on how much you want to sprinkle on the top at the end). Mix softened cream cheese into oreo crumbs until a doughlike substance forms. Roll the dough into about 48 one inch sized balls and place on wax paper or a cookie sheet. Melt the chocolate chips using your favorite method. Roll each ball in the chocolate with a spoon until coated. Scoop up and let excess chocolate drip off. Place on wax paper or cookie sheet and sprinkle with remaining oreo crumbs.

My three year old helped me quite a bit with this recipe. She helped me crush the cookies, roll out the balls, and she sprinkled them with the crumbs as I put the freshly coated ones down.

I put some in these two little ceramic Christmas tree dishes I bought on clearance at Michael's, wrapped them in plastic wrap, and stuck bows on top. My oldest gave these to her teacher and bus driver.
The rest got sent to my family and eaten by us.

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