Monday, December 22, 2008

Easy Oreo Truffles... Mmmm, mmm, good!

The children and I made these truffle/ cookie/ thingies yesterday, and they turned out beautifully ! ( if a tiny bit misshapen and lumpy)
They were so quick and easy to make... and perfect for gift giving!

Easy Oreo Truffles
from Kraft Foods

1 package (1 pound 2 ounces) Oreo cookies, finely crushed, divided
1 package (8 ounces) Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
2 packages (8 squares each) Baker's Semi Sweet baking chocolate, or any good quality baking chocolate, melted
( I used Nestle's Toll House choc chips because they were what I had on hand)

1. Mix 3 cups of the cookie crumbs and the cream cheese until well blended. Shape into 42
(1 inch) balls.
2. Using 2 forks, dip balls in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs. (or see below)
3. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Store any leftover truffles in tightly covered container.

I sprinkled some of ours with crushed candy canes, chocolate sprinkles, and any other edible shiny decoration we could find in the cupboard... because the kids wanted to make them look really "Christmas-y". :o)

I have to admit that I used the Kraft photo here. (hopefully they won't get me for copyright infringment, but if they do, I'm sure y'all will chip in to bail me out of jail, since it is Christmas, after all)
Because we had numerous little hands making them, ours ended up looking a bit lop-sided and uneven, and all different sizes, ( we ended up with 51, but some are big and some are small) but the kids had an absolute ball making them and isn't that what really counts ?
And besides... everytime I had them all prettily arranged on a plate, some kid would say "Noooooo, those are mine, don't take a picture of mine!" and since I'm not sure which are which, or who's are who's...Kraft is just gonna have to sue me.


WendyDarling said...

Aren't these wonderful?! I still haven't made them, yet; but I have every intention of doing so. ;-)

Dana said...

They look delicious...too difficult for me to make I think. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog...whereabouts are you from in CA?? By the way, my 10 year olds nickname is "Tater", so when I saw your name it sent a shiver down my spine.
Merry Christmas and Peace to You,

Kathy said...

Those look wonderful. I am copying the recipe to use myself. Thank you for your nice comments on my blog and I hope you visit me again. Have a wonderful holiday. I loved reading about your cards from your son. Happy Holidays....

Pam said...

I'm sure Kraft thanks you for praising their absolutely yummy sounding truffles.

Tatersmama said...

It just dawned on me last night (yep, I'm slow at the best of times) that we used to call these "Dirt Balls" because of the cookie crumbs on the outside.
They are SO good, but the best part is that they're so rich that you only want one... so you don't even want to over indulge!

Dana... they are SIMPLE to make... believe me! The only fiddly part is dipping them in melted chocolate!

Pam... Maybe Kraft should PAY me for endorsing their products and praising their Truffles, eh? "grins"

Julieann said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Stay cool over there:)



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