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Cookies ‘N Cream Christmas Truffles

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P1110836Simple enough for a Saturday afternoon. Tasty enough to trick people into thinking it took forever. Just four simple ingredients, and about an hour of your time and you’ll be bringing the tastiest treat to any holiday party. I made these truffles last year for a Christmas party, and I honestly cannot remember where I got the recipe. I know it was a word-of-mouth thing, though I am sure there are similar recipes out there. When I first made these I just winged it on the amount of each ingredient I used, and got the truffles to the right consistency by trial and error. This year, I kept track of what worked so I could share it with you!

 

 

Ingredients

2 cups milk chocolate chips

30 chocolate sandwich cookies, like Oreos

8 oz. of cream cheese, softened to room temperature

holiday sprinkles (optional)

Makes about 18-20 truffles

What to do:

Step 1: Use your hands to crush cookies into pebble-sized piece in a mixing bowl.

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Step 2: Use a wooden spoon to mix in the softened cream cheese.

The cookie/cream cheese mixture in step 2.

The cookie/cream cheese mixture in step 2.

Step 3: Form the cookie/cream cheese mixture into ping-pong-sized balls and put them on wax paper on a cookie sheet. Place this in the freezer for 15-20 minutes, or until the balls set up.

Step 4: Fill the bottom of a saucepan with 1-2 inches of water. Put the chocolate chips into a bowl. Nest the bowl in the saucepan. Put the saucepan on the stove over medium heat and the steam will smoothly melt the chocolate chips in the nested bowl. Stir the chocolate chips frequently as they melt.

Instead of using the microwave or a lone saucepan when melting chocolate chips, I nest a large cereal bowl into a small saucepan that has about 1-2 inches of water in it. This way, the steam from the water melts the chocolate chips above, making for a much smoother final product.

Instead of using the microwave or a lone saucepan when melting chocolate chips, I nest a large cereal bowl into a small saucepan that has about 1-2 inches of water in it. This way, the steam from the water melts the chocolate chips above, making for a much smoother final product.

Step 5: Once the chocolate chips are melted smooth, use a spoon to quickly roll the cookie/cream cheese balls in the chocolate one at a time. Place each back on the wax paper cookie sheet.

Step 6: When finished, sprinkle with holiday sprinkles.

Step 7: Put the truffles in the refrigerator for at least 35 minutes so the chocolate can harden.

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WARNING: YOU MIGHT GET MESSY DURING THIS PROCESS!!

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