Monday, December 28, 2009

National Chocolate Candy Day: Oreo Truffles

December 28: Chocolate Candy Day. Chocolate Candy can be whatever you want it to be: Snickers, Kit Kats, M&Ms, Whitman Samplers, See's Candy or chocolate from great chocolatiers such as Recchiuti, Green & Black, Dagoba, Askinosie, and many others.

What's your favorite Chocolate Candy?

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And how could I not have a recipe today. So here it is. Easy, of course. I'm giving the brand names of the products.. it's one of those recipes.

Easy OREO Truffles
adapted from Baker's Chocolate as seen on Allrecipes.com

Ingredients
1 (16 ounce) package OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, divided
1 (8 ounce) package PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 (8 ounce) packages BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted

Directions
1. Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor; reserve for later use. (Cookies can also be finely crushed in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin.) Crush remaining 36 cookies to fine crumbs; place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1-inch in diameter.
2. Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use.) Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.
3. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.

How to Easily Dip Truffles
Place truffle ball in melted chocolate to coat; roll if necessary. Lift truffle from chocolate using 2 forks (to allow excess chocolate to run off) before placing on wax paper

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