For the occasion, I made Oreo Truffles. Well neither "clean" or particularly good for you, these super-easy chocolate truffles are always a hit, and today was no exception.
However, what has erupted is a mini-war in my family over said truffles. I have made them multiple times over the past several years, and when I told my mother and hubs that this was it until next year, neither were particularly thrilled with me - mostly because they weren't the recipients of the truffles. Considering I have about five billion dessert recipes (and put a couple aside for them), I think they'll survive.
Source: Fall 2006 Kraft Food & Family
- 1 pkg (1lb, 2oz) Oreo cookies, divided
- 1 pkg (8oz) cream cheese, softened
- 2 pkg (8oz each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
- Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in a food processor, reserve for later use. (I used a mallet since I have never learned how to use my fancy, wedding-present Cuisinart. Don't judge)
- Crush remaining 36 cookies to fine crumbs, place in a medium bowl.
- Add cream cheese, mix until well blended.
- Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls (I NEVER get this many, btw).
- Dip balls in chocolate, place on wax paper-covered baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs (I never do this).
- Refrigerate until firm, about one hour. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator. (I usually refrigerate overnight)
I have no clue what the nutritional value is for these - I can't imagine they are calorie- and fat-free.
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