Friday, December 21, 2007

Holiday Sweets ~ Chocolate Truffles

Looking for something easy and delicious for a holiday party? These chocolate truffles made using three ingredients fit the bill! These candies take less than an hour to pull together, and another hour in the fridge to chill and you're good to go. They don't last long in our house!

Chocolate Oreo Truffles
1 package original Oreo cookies (1 lb. 2 oz.)
1 package cream cheese, 8 oz., softened
16 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted, for coating

Using a food processor, crush 6 of the Oreo cookies until fine crumbs are formed. Set crumbs aside in a bowl. Crush an additional 36 Oreo cookies (until they change the number of cookies in a package, that leaves 3 cookies to eat while preparing this recipe, because you know you will) to fine crumbs in the food processor. Cube the cream cheese and add it to the cookie crumbs. Process until fully blended. Roll this mixture into 1" balls. The mixture is easy to roll and does not need to be chilled before rolling into balls, or before dipping. Melt the semi sweet chocolate. It will melt easily in the microwave in one minute intervals. Stirring after each minute, it should be melted after two minutes. Dip the candy into the chocolate and sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs before the chocolate firms. Place on wax paper covered baking sheet. Chill for approx. an hour. Store the truffles in the refrigerator. To serve, place in colorful candy cups and enjoy!

1 comment:

Steph said...

Yummy!!!! I hope you made plenty! Have you ever made truffles and dipped them in matcha? I'm thinking of giving that a try.

I hope you both had a lovely holiday!