Saturday, December 17, 2011

Oreo Truffles

Aren't these pretty?  Our four-year-old granddaughter is coming over to "help" me with a bit of Christmas baking.  I think she is going to like these!  I mean, what could be better than Oreos AND cream cheese?

1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 pkg. (16.6 oz.) OREO Cookies
(If you can find a box of Oreo crumbs, you will need about 41/4 cups.)
16 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate squares (or a comparable amt. of semi-sweet chips), melted

What to Do
Crush 9 cookies and set aside. Crush the remaining cookies. You can use a food processor, or put them in a closed plastic bag and roll with rolling pin. Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs (except for the nine you sat aside) until well blended.  Roll into 1 inch balls (makes about 42).  Dip into melted chocolate.  You can use two forks to gently roll the balls and remove them.   Place on baking sheet covered with waxed paper.  Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.  Refrigerate until firm (about an hour).  Store tightly covered in refridgerater.  Or outside in the garage if you live in a cold winter climate like we do!

Note:  You can melt the chocolate in the microwave if you watch carefully and stir several times.  It will take about 2 minutes.  Or you can use a double boiler or a metal bowl over a pan of boiling water.

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