Chocolate cookie truffles are my family's favorite Christmas treat. I spent the better part of the day shopping for and making them.
Some people call them Oreo truffles, but I shop at Aldi, so nothing is brand name.
Here are 20 things I learned about making chocolate cookie truffles today:
- Buy your supplies from Aldi.
- If you buy your supplies from Aldi, you can buy TWICE the supplies and make more truffles!
- When you get home from Aldi, your husband will look at you like you're looney for wanting to make "that many truffles."
- My large food processor is the best way to mash and crumble the cookies into "dirt".
- My crazy pug HATES the food processor.
- While you're mashing the cookies in the food processor, the machine will become possessed and try to jump off the counter.
- You will have to hold the food processor down in order to win.
- The food processor will wake up your midnight-shift-working hubby.
- DO NOT use the food processor to blend in the cream cheese. That smell of something burning will be your food processor.
- DO mash the cookie crumbs and the cream cheese by hand.
- Roll out all the cookie balls before melting the almond bark.
- Melting the almond bark in a Pfaltzgraf vegetable bowl in the microwave will crack the bowl.
- THE BOWL IS HOT.
- Put the sprinkles on the melty chocolate right after you've rolled the cookie ball in the melty chocolate. If you wait, the sprinkles just fall off.
- Let the chocolate harden before you try to pick up the truffle.
- The melty chocolate tastes good licked right off your fingers.
- WASH YOUR HANDS.
- The truffles taste better cold....or frozen...even without the chocolate coating...(not that I was tasting, or anything).
- Chocolate Cookie Truffles are addictive.
- You won't want dinner when you're done making them.
That's it. Those are the 20 things I learned today making chocolate cookie truffles.
If you haven't tasted one of these little tidbits of pure delight, you can make some, too. Better yet, find a friend like me and grovel for a few.
For you brave ones, here's the recipe:
1 full package of Oreo cookies (off brands are OK, too) (blonde cookies with white chocolate are AWESOME, too).
1 - 8 oz package of cream cheese (Neufetal works great)
Almond bark (several squares per batch. Buy a couple packages to be safe)
Pretty seasonal sprinkles for making them, well..... pretty!
Using a large food processor and the "chopping" blade, place half the cookies in the bowl and process until crumbled like dirt. Do the same with the other half. (This is to help keep the processor from becoming overly possessed).
Pour the "dirt" into a big bowl. Put the entire 8 oz of cream cheese on top of the "dirt". Mash it all together with your hand, blending well. PLEASE wear food service gloves or wash your hands really well before you do this, K?
Break off little bits of the cookie mash-up, roll into 1 - 1 1/2" balls and place on a large sheet of wax paper.
Melt the bark in a safe bowl. Don't crack your bowl, and use a mitt to get the dang stuff out of the microwave.
Drop the mashed up cookie balls into the chocolate. Roll around to coat, then scoop out and set back on the wax paper.
QUICK!! Get the sprinkles and decorate NOW!
Repeat, over and over and over and over..... wow, my back hurts.
Let the chocolate dry. Place in pretty paper cups, then into pretty boxes and give to the children's teachers.
Or, eat them. But not too many, because you'll get a belly ache and not want dinner. Not that I've ever done that, or anything.
That is all.
Luke 6:38 (NIV)
38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Proverbs 22:9 (NIV)
9 The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.
Do you make chocolate cookie truffles? Is there a special treat you like to make during the holidays?
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