Sunday, December 26, 2010

I'm back! With Oreo Truffles!

First I would like to apologize to everyone that I have been absent for so long.  This move from Virginia Beach to San Diego right before Christmas was one of the most stressful things that we have ever done. It was hard to find a place to live and then now we have and we are leaving it to go up to Sacramento to visit the family for Christmas.  Oh and I had a ton of things to make for presents...not to mention trying to find the right box that had my sewing supplies and material in it!  We do LOVE our new place so the long hours searching were completely worth it since it led us to this place!  I wanted to share a quick treat (really quick!!) that got rave reviews so far!  Oreo cookie truffles! YUM!!  So all I really wanted for Christmas was a food processor and while driving across the country we stopped on Black Friday and found my beauty (14 cup monster!) at Sears for $89!!  
I first chopped up the candy mints for dipping.
Then, I cleaned the processor out and dumped in the bag of Oreos (in my case I did 2 bags since I made a double batch)

 I used my hand mixer to mix in 2 blocks of cream cheese (one block for every bag of cookies)
Here is Monkey helping me clean off the beaters :)

I rolled the mixture into 1" balls and lined a baking sheet with wax paper.  I plopped them onto the cookie sheet and put them into the freezer for 1 hour.  When the balls were close to done I heated up candy chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted.  

Toss the balls into the chocolate and pull them out with a fork so you can tap off the excess chocolate and then place them back onto the baking sheet.  This is the time to use your toppings of choice before the chocolate hardens.  

Awhile back I grabbed one of those multi topping shakers at Ross for ice cream toppings!  So I just used those to make a variety.  Ta Da!  That easy!  And let me tell you that these things are killer!  I had to put them into the freezer (in a very hard to get into Tupperware) so that I didn't eat them ALL!  Let me know if you try them and what you think!  I love a no-bake every once in awhile!