Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Truffle Tuesday

In the mood for baking something delicious?  Then I'd like to introduce you to the newest term that is the most necessary part of building your weekly vocabulary.  Truffle Tuesday.  Truffle Tuesday is defined as the most fashionable and delectable fad in the world, and should be practiced by everyone.  You might be thinking that Tuesday is trademarked as Taco Tuesday, or some even have Tutu Tuesdays, but you can still do all of these routines and add one more to the list.  Nothing sounds better than dressing in a tutu, eating a taco, and finishing the meal and day off with a truffle.  My sister and I made these last Tuesday and they turned out absolutely phenomenal (the above picture is real proof of how delicious they look).  It is such an easy recipe and from now on, every Tuesday should be Truffle Tuesday.  Everyone that tries the truffles loves them and the best part about them is that they were super easy to make.  Each truffle is a little bite of Heaven, especially for you Chocolate Lovers!  They are very rich but eating one truffle is the perfect dessert after any meal, even breakfast.  So whip up some Truffles, and when they are ready, pop one into your mouth and be prepared to create a party for your tummy.

Here's the recipe for Oreo Truffles:

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

Makes 3 1/2 dozen

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 cookies mixture into 42 balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
2.  Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper covered bakign 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.

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