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Sweet Tooth Recipes: Oreo Truffles

I think it’s safe to say that chocolate and cookies always pair well together. In fact, it may not even be worth eating cookies without chocolate in the mix. But cream cheese too? I was hesitant when I heard that these Oreo truffles combined cheese with chocolate – however, I was very pleasantly surprised by the result. This combo cheesecake/cookie is a deliciously rich dessert that is easy to make and great to share with friends.

This is one of those desserts that’s just better made at home…and I’m not sure of any bakery in the city that makes them quite like this. If you are yearning for a chocolate dessert, but don’t have a ton of kitchen skills then try out this simple Oreo truffle recipe.

 

Ingredients:

1 Box of Oreo Cookies

1 8oz package of Cream Cheese

1 package of Semisweet Chocolate Chips

2 tbsp. of Butter

 

Directions:

1. In a food processor, or let’s be honest, in a plastic bag using your hands or a rolling pin, crush the Oreos until they form crumbs.

2. Pour crushed Oreos in a bowl and add the Cream Cheese. Using a spoon or fork, combine the cheese and Oreos until they form a dough-like solid texture.

3. Form the Oreo mixture into the small balls and place on a cookie sheet covered in wax or parchment paper. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm.

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4. In a separate bowl, combine butter and chocolate chips. Heat in microwave in 30-second intervals until fully melted. Be careful not to burn the chocolate.

5. Take Oreo balls out of refrigerator. Dip each Oreo ball into the melted chocolate and place back onto parchment paper. Place in freezer for 1 hour.

6. If you wish, you can decorate the Oreo truffles with Oreo crumbs, white chocolate drizzle or anything else your creative mind can think up.

Here’s to the chocohalics. Eat & Enjoy.

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Dinner and a Movie: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

I would be entirely remiss if I did not include the king of all dessert movies in this series, and early on.  Mel Stuart’s 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory may not be quite as true to Roald Dahl’s classic book as its 2005 adaptation, but if the chocolate river and gumdrop trees don’t leave you hungry for dessert I don’t know what will.  Gene Wilder’s Wonka can be mildly terrifying, but aside from the psychedelic trips the movie actually manages to impart messages about the downfalls of greed.  If turning into a giant blueberry or falling in with the bad eggs wasn’t enough to scare you out of gluttony, charming Charlie’s reward demonstrates without a doubt that good guys finish first.

Sappy messages aside, let’s get down to the only thing about Willy Wonka that really matters—the chocolate.  I half expect to find a golden ticket anytime I unwrap a Hershey’s bar; so far, I’ve been unlucky.  With no chocolate factory tour in sight, I’ve resorted to making my own chocolate.  This recipe doesn’t involve much work but sort of looks like it does, which is pretty much a win-win situation.  The amounts listed below are very rough estimates, and I’d encourage budding chocolatiers to try out their own unique flavors and additions!

Simple Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients:

10 oz. bittersweet chocolate chips

5 tbs. heavy cream

2 tsp. vanilla extract

 

Directions:

Add chocolate and cream to a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Stir continually until the chocolate is melted.  Remove from heat and pour in vanilla (or any other flavoring).  Spoon the chocolate into a silicon ice cube tray, or ball it up and place them on a cooking sheet.  Refrigerate for two hours or until set.  Enjoy!