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Easy Holiday Truffles

December 21, 2009

We are not Martha Stewart.  After hearing her condescending comments about Rachel Ray, we don’t feel we want to be Martha Stewart, either. We enjoy decorating, entertaining and creating a gracious lifestyle . . . but we divurge from Martha’s philosphy that “the more complicated and difficult it is, the better it is.”

We like shortcuts.

To that end, Carolina Shortcut Chef strives to find the best in favorite recipes, especially those that won’t keep us tied to the kitchen for hours, since most of us really do have more we must accomplish  than perfectly gilding that lily–as fantastic as that feat may be.

We thought we would share an easy recipe that has been making the rounds throughout America.  It can be found in many different versions, and has been shared in offices and online forums, from Buffalo to San Diego.  We are giving you the basic recipe and some suggestions for alternatives, but the sky is the limit as to what you want to create with this quick and easy concoction.

Don’t worry if Martha might cringe . . . this recipe is not only quick and easy, it tastes terrific.  And that is a good thing.

Easy Holiday Truffles

Ingredients

1 package Oreo cookies
1 (8 ounces) package cream cheese, softened
1 package Almond Bark white chocolate

Put Oreo cookies in food processor; process til the crumbs are fine. Place crumbs into a bowl; add softened cream cheese, and mix by hand.

Roll mixture into walnut-sized balls, place on cookie sheet.  Insert a wooden toothpick in each ball. Put in fridge to chill for about 30-45 minutes.

Once cookie balls are chilled, melt chocolate in the microwave, according to instructions.  Using toothpicks to hold the balls, dip in chocolate.  Place the balls on wax paper to dry.

If desired, sprinkle with crushed nuts or chocolate sprinkles while chocolate is still wet.

More variations here:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4893201_make-oreo-truffles.html

http://swelldesigner.blogspot.com/2009/04/how-to-make-oreo-truffles.html

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