Sunday, June 19, 2011

Recipe: Sandwich Cookie Truffles

Every once in a while you hear about something and you think, "really?  that's it?"  Yesterday it was "Oreo Balls."  So I looked up a few recipes and variations and ta-da!  here it is.

The short and sweet:
1 8oz package of cream cheese (I used the low-fat kind), softened
1 16oz package of sandwich cookies (Oreos, Nutter Butters, etc)
Chocolate Chips or White Chips or Peanut Butter Chips for the coating

This is how we do it:
Put the cookies in the food processor until it's all crumbs.   Put cookie crumbs and cream cheese into a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.   Roll into small 1 inch balls and put on a wax paper covered baking sheet.   Chill for at least an hour.

I opted for the easy route for coating the candies.  I melted my white or chocolate chips in a small bowl (use low microwave setting and stop before you think they will be melted...stir and the remainder will melt), then used 2 spoons to roll the balls in chocolate and then put them back on the wax paper covered baking sheet.  I did about 8 at a time with a small bowl of melted chocolate so that the chocolate wouldn't have time to cool.

I did three varieties, just a little of each.   1) Using the girl scout cookies "Lemon Creme Chalets" and coating them in melted white chocolate chips.  2) Oreo truffles coated in melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and a little white drizzle.  3) Oreo truffles with crushed peppermints in the mix and as a garnish. Coated in melted semi-sweet chocolate chips.

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