If the Orignal Oreo Truffles weren't enough to make you drool, maybe these will? They are made with one of my favorite combinations! Who doesn't like mint and chocolate? And they are just as easy as the originals because you use these cookies:
Cool Mint Oreo Truffles
1 pkg. crushed Cool Mint Oreos (These have more filling and so you need the entire bag instead of only two rows of cookies as with the Original Oreo Truffles)
1-8 oz. pkg cream cheese, softened
1-24 oz. pkg. semisweet chocolate chips
*Note: You need the entire Oreo Cookie, creme and all, not just the cookie. They can be crused using a food processor, or by placing them in a gallon-sized baggie and rolling over them with a rolling pin. They need to be crushed fine, almost like sand.
On dipping: I used semi-sweet chocolate chips because I prefer darker chocolate. However, Candy Melts can be used for dipping which offers a variety of different flavor and color choices. I imagine white chocolate would be pretty yummy!
Mix cookie crumbs with softened cream cheese. Use a wooden spatula to press the cookies into the cream cheese. Every once in a while give them a good stir. When everything is all mized together, use a small cookie scoop to make 1-inch balls. Put them onto wax paper sprayed with cooking spray and then into the freezer to make dipping easier. When firm, melt around a cup of chocolate chips in a bowl by heating for 30 second intervals and stirring in between. When the chocolate is smooth, start the dipping process by removing 10-12 truffles from the freezer at time. I found it easiset to drop the truffles into the bowl of melted chocolate spooning the chocolate over the top.Use a fork to scoop them out and the back of a spoon to smooth and spread the chocolate as needed. Tap the excess chocolate off and place truffles on prepared wax paper. Now top them off. I melted some white chocolate in a sandwhich bag, snipped off the corner, gave them a little drizzle. At this point, you can put them in the fridge to set, or if you are in a hurry, or less patient like me, the freezer is faster.
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Now, if they only made Cherry Oreos, or wait - even better, Peanut Butter!