It's cookie swap time! Before we moved, one of my favorite annual holiday traditions was my playgroup's Christmas Cookie Swap. My friend Mary Beth would always bring her Oreo Truffles as contribution. Feeling a bit
homesick nostalgic, I decided to whip up a batch of these decadent little treats for a Holiday Tea Party I had with the girls last weekend.
You can read about the tea party in my guest post over on Melissa & Doug's blog today, it is a totally fun way to celebrate with your little ones before the year-end festivities are in high gear. Since every tea party needs a treat, these were the perfect fancy morsels to whip up. They require 3 ingredients and were shockingly simple to prepare.
So thanks to Mary Beth for the walk down memory lane. I took your recipe and switched it up just a smidge but thought of you every bite of the way.
Minted Oreo Truffles
adapted from my friend Mary Beth's annual recipe
1 package of mint flavor Oreos
1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
1 bag of chocolate chips
Sprinkles for decoration (optional)
In a food processor crush the Oreos until they are crumbs. Add the cream cheese and process until it forms one large ball. Place the ball in a bowl and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Using your hands, pinch off some of the cold dough and roll into balls about 1.25 inch in diameter. (Not too big, not too small.) I laid out all my rolled balls on a cookie sheet lined with a Silpat but you could also use parchment paper. Place back into the fridge to chill while you prepare the chocolate coating.
In a double boiler (I use a metal mixing bowl over a small saucepan of water) gently melt the bag of chocolate chips. Once the chocolate is smooth and creamy, take your chilled dough and roll each ball separately in the chocolate to coat. I used a spoon to help me toss it around and to gently drain the excess before placing right back on the cookie sheet.
If you choose to embellish with sprinkles, do it before the chocolate coating hardens too much. They will eventually get firm and hard once cooled.
Stored in the refrigerator they will last for a few days.