Oh yes. It’s Tasty Tuesday, and we’re spending this week building up to Valentine’s Day this Sunday. So you know what that means, CHOCOLATE!!!
Chocolate can be used for so many things: dipping, sprinkling, or just biting into. My mom even introduced me to a diet that
allowed insisted on dark chocolate with each meal! And it actually worked, but that’s a story for another day.
Today, we’re talking chocolate.
Yesterday, Sarah mentioned how much she and Ryan love chocolate-covered strawberries, but, for me, when it comes to covering things in chocolate, I prefer to go the cookie route. Back when Sarah and I were working together, our manager’s wife introduced us to Oreo truffles.
All it takes to make these little bites of heaven is one package of Oreos, one 8 ounce block of cream cheese, and whatever type of chocolate you want to use. I usually just use your basic semi-sweet chips, but you can use melting chocolate or milk chocolate too.
To make the truffles themselves, toss all the cookies (as is. Don’t scrape the cream out.) into a gallon size freezer bag, seal it up, and crush them with a rolling pin. I’ve recently learned of the magic of a marble rolling pin, but wooden ones work too. 😉 Be careful you don’t burst the bag, or you’ll have Oreo crumbs everywhere.
Dump the crumbs into a mixing bowl, and add the cream cheese. Mix it all together well, and start rolling. I’ve found that it helps to put the Oreo balls in the fridge while you’re melting the chocolate, so they stick together a little better.
Now, if you’ve got a double boiler, put it to good use, and melt that chocolate! If not, you can make one with a metal mixing bowl and a pot of water. Get the water boiling, and set the metal bowl on top of the pot so that the steam warms the bowl. Drop in your chocolate, and stir it until it’s completely melted. This is great in case your chocolate starts to thicken too much again, because you can just bring the water back to a boil and re-melt your chocolate.
Then, you just dip the Oreo balls in the chocolate, set them on wax paper (or in some cute tiny muffin papers), and put them back in the fridge. It’s best to let them set at least overnight.
That’s all there is to it! So simple, a little messy, and super tasty! It’s really hard to just eat one or two, so I always recommend taking them to a party. Then you’re not as tempted to eat them all yourself. Haha! But, since it’s the season of chocolate, now is as good a time as any to treat yourself. And your sweetheart, of course. ❤ ❤ ❤