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Chinese Party and Oreo Truffles?!

A couple nights ago one of my friends decided to throw a party: Chinese themed.  What did that mean?  We had Chinese food and played Chinese games.  And took pictures (which I will not be posting), posing incessantly.  It was a lot of fun; I especially enjoyed meeting new people because NO ONE at the party has any classes with me.  Nice to branch out when our class is so big.

I have yet to learn how to make Chinese desserts, so I decided to make Oreo truffles for the party.  Super easy and super fun, not to mention super tasty.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Oreo cookies: 350g size
  • 1 pkg cream cheese (8 oz), softened
  • optional: semi-sweet chocolate chips for coating (or you could use whatever chocolate you prefer: white, milk, etc)

Crush the cookies finely-if you have a food processor, make use of it.  I don’t, so I put the cookies in a big bowl and used a potato masher.  Took a bit of effort but it got the job done.  Add the cream cheese and mix well.  Take the mixture and roll into little balls, about one inch in size.  I managed to get 28 truffles out of this, even though the recipe said I should be able to get at least 3 dozen.  I think mine were bigger than one in size though.  Whatever.

Once you have rolled out all the truffles, place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and put in the fridge for an hour to firm up.  You can serve as is, which is what I did, or you can coat them with semi-sweet chocolate chips for an outer coating.

To coat: melt the chocolate chips in a bowl-I just use the microwave.  Then dip the truffles in the chocolate with a fork and let the excess drip off and place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet.  Chill until the coating sets.  I have yet to perfect the coating process for truffles; it tends to be very messy and you have to work quickly so that the chocolate doesn’t harden.  Last time I did this, I had to keep microwaving the chocolate every so often.

I skipped this last step, so this was my finished product:

Enjoy!

EM

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