Back in December, I had signed up with Kraft to help out with Dessert1st, a really cool promotion with full intention to take it on and be fabulous! Life happened and somehow, my dessert1st posts didn't make it up. Better late than never, I made these truffles on the weekend and we have had a really hard time staying away from them! They are amazing! I think they would make a great Valentine's Day or even Easter treat as well. All you need to make them is cream cheese, Oreos, and some chocolate and some extra hands to help roll them into balls. The kids would find this a really fun activity, although you may want to have extra Oreos on hand to keep them from eating the truffle filling! These would make fantastic little Valentine or Easter treats for teachers, family, and friends.
Adapted from Kraft Canada
1 package (350 g) Oreos
one 8 oz package of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
2 packages of Baker's Semi Sweet Chocolate
Crush up the Oreos. You could do this is a food processor, or put the cookies in a zip lock bag and let the kids crunch them up with a rolling pin. Set aside 1 tbsp of the crumbs. Stir in teh cream cheese until well blended. Again, I used a food processor so it was really easy. You could also use an electric mixer, if you wish. Cover the mixture and chill.
Roll the cream cheese mixture into 1 inch balls and chill for another 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler over hot, not boiling water. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and gently dip each ball in the chocolate. Sprinkle some of the crumbs over top.
Let the truffles set for about an hour.
For Valentine's day, try topping with pink/red sprinkles to make them festive, or heart shaped sprinkles. You could even press a cinnamon heart into the chocolate while they are wet.
For Easter: Top with pastel colored sprinkles while the chocolate is wet.
Disclosure: Kraft Canada sent me a box of products to make their Dessert1st recipes, a pretty plate, and a $25 Visa card to buy the remaining supplies I would need.