Thursday, December 20, 2012

Chocolate Peppermint Truffles!

Hey guys!

So since we had our employee party this past Monday we all decided that we would all bring something sweet to snack on. Since I’m not the best cook in the world I rushed to Pinterest to find something yummy to make.  Right away I saw the peppermint truffles picture and I knew that that would be what I was going to make. I was really nervous at first because I didn’t know if it was going to be hard. Boy was I wrong they were super easy to make and yummy! Here is my finished product!

Here is the full recipe on how to make them!

36 Oreos (NOT Doublestuff)
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1 tsp peppermint extract
16 oz. white chocolate almond bark
1/4 cup crushed candy canes or peppermint candies, for decorating
Set a long sheet of wax paper over a cookie sheet, set aside.
Place 36 Oreos in a food processor and pulse until finely crushed (alternately if you don't own a food processor you can place Oreos in a large Ziploc bag, seal bag and crush with a rolling pin until finely crushed).
Pour crushed Oreos into a mixing bowl. In separate mixing bow blend together cream cheese and peppermint extract. Add cream cheese mixture to crushed Oreos and using a the back of a spoon, stir mixture while pressing it along the bottom of the bowl, until well combine and evenly moistened. Scoop mixture out and form into 1 inch balls (if you happen to have a kitchen scale, they should be about 16 grams each) then align on prepared cookie sheet. Place truffles in freezer for 1 hour!
Melt almond bark according to directions on package. Remove truffles from freezer and dip in melted chocolate and evenly coat then allow excess chocolate to run off (I barely made it with 16 oz. of the melted bark but you may need a little more).
Return to baking sheet, immediately sprinkle tops with crushed candy canes then allow chocolate to set.
Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.

Hope you try them and love them as much as we did!!

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