The holiday season just keeps getting better and better as all the awesome seasonal food hits the store.
Um, yum. I MIGHT have thought for half a second about skipping the milk and dipping my Oreos in a little cup of this, but I restrained myself and made truffles instead.
You've probably seen/heard/made Oreo truffles before. I was first introduced to them by my future sister-in-law when I was getting married, as something I could handle making in all my lack-of-baking-skills glory for the reception cookie table. (I don't know about your neck of the woods, but in PA there had better be a cookie table or there will be blood.) Anyway. Oreo truffles. There are three ingrediants:
A package of cream cheese
A package of Oreos
Melted chocolate bark/melty candy for dipping.
For Peppermint Oreo Truffles I swapped out half a bag of regular double-stuff Oreos for half a bag of the peppermint variety, but you can go crazy and use all peppermint. Leave the package of cream cheese out in room temperature and use a food processor to chop up the cookies. Combine the cream cheese and cookie bits and refrigerate for about half an hour just so it's easier to handle. Roll small balls of the cookie/creame cheese mixture and dunk it in the melted chocolate. If you want to dress these up and give them away as gifts you can get fancy and swirl some white chocolate over them. Store them in the fridge until you're ready to gift them or eat them.
I just use a fork dipped in the melted white chocolate to get the swirly effect, I think it's passable for candy-shop quality, right? Ahem. Anyway, Sarah wrote about Oreo Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles last holiday season, and I thought it might make a neat gift to do a box of "chocolates" (read: Oreo-based truffles) as gift this year. I might have to look into a few more recipes, but for now I'm going to go destroy my diet on peppermint+chocolate.
What sweets are you whipping up this holiday season?