Wow, we’re 4 days away and I’m just now making Christmas-y stuff. And, honestly, that’s only because Sumo whined about it. :)
Normally, I start making cookies in November, but this year I didn’t feel like eating all of those cookies. Though…peanut butter cookies are spectacular. Hmm…
Oh, sorry! Anyway, last week, Sumo’s office had a huge pot luck lunch – when I say huge, I mean about 100 dishes. Of course, he asked me to make him a pie. Sadly, I didn’t take any pictures of the pie – it was Cranberry Pear Pie with a Pecan & Walnut Streusel. When I rolled out the crust, I had a little left over, so I stuck it in a ramekin and made my own mini-pie to try. It was one of the best tasting pies I’ve made yet. And that’s saying something, since I’ve made upwards of a hundred.
Anyway, that’s not why we’re here. We’re here today because Sumo’s coworker, Pamela, made these delicious Chocolate Oreo Truffles.
I’m an Oreo fiend. I don’t buy them because I can’t put them down. Sumo bought me a pack of the Christmas ones (the normal cookie with the red frosting) a week ago and I hadn’t opened them for fear of the gorge. But! Because of this, they were waiting patiently for me to turn them into truffles.
Sumo asked Pamela for her recipe – I modified it only slightly, mainly because I didn’t have different colors of chocolate chips and didn’t feel like buying them. These were quite possibly the easiest snack I’ve ever made, using the fewest ingredients, and tasting the best.
CHOCOLATE OREO TRUFFLES
1 package Oreo cookies
1 (8 oz) container cream cheese, softened
1 (14 oz) package dark chocolate chips
Sprinkles, or other fun decorating things
1. Break Oreos into a food processor. Pulse a few times until Oreos resemble crumbs.
2. Dump Oreos into a large bowl; add cream cheese. Mix well.
3. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Freeze for 30 minutes.
4. Melt chocolate chips (you can follow the microwave directions, but I prefer to heat them over low in a saucepan) until completely melted.
5. One at a time, completely coat Oreo ball in chocolate, place on new sheet of waxed paper, and sprinkle with decoration (in my case, sprinkles, nonpareils, and colored sugars). Allow chocolate to cool completely. Try not to eat them all right away.
These are so good they shouldn’t be legal. So far, I’ve had two, but Sumo thinks I’ve only had one. If you tell him, I’ll tell Santa to skip over your house. So watch it!