peppermint white chocolate covered truffles

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A few years back, a friend of mine gave me homemade chocolate truffles for Christmas.  Unlike many women (or people for that matter), I don’t regularly dream about chocolate and devour it every time it’s in front of me.  I’ll eat it in small quantities, when I get a craving.  That being said, I was surprised by her truffles.  They were to-die-for.  Rich, fudgey, pure delicious.

She included the recipe for them in the pretty christmas cookie box and I was stunned.  They were made from 3 ingredients only: oreos, cream cheese and melted chocolate.

This year I stole her idea and made it a bit more festive.  I made the truffles the same but covered them in white chocolate and rolled them in crushed up candy cane.

Ingredients

~36 oreos (5/6 of a normal package)

8 oz. softened cream cheese

12 oz. white chocolate

candy canes, crushed

Instructions

Put the oreos in a food processor and pulse until they are finely ground.  They should look like dirt…or ground coffee.  Transfer the oreo grounds to a bowl and add the cream cheese.  Stir until a ball is formed and then mix with you hands until you see no more white (cream cheese).  When it’s fully mixed, the mixture should be homogenous.  Roll into balls, about 1-1.5 inches wide.  Place them on a parchment paper lined sheet and put them in the freezer for 45 minutes.  Meanwhile, crush your candy canes by placing them in a ziploc bag and pounding them with a meat tenderizer or a rolling pin.  As you get close to the 45 minute mark, melt the white chocolate slowly and carefully, so that you don’t burn it!  Stir constantly.  Once the balls are chilled enough, take them out and roll them in the white chocolate.  If your white chocolate gets clumpy, you may have to take pieces of it, put it on the truffle, and roll it in your hands until it’s coated.  After you coat each ball in white chocolate, immediately roll it in the crushed candy cane.  Set the coated ball back onto the parchment paper covered sheet and it will harden nicely on it’s own.  That’s all there is to it! It’s deceptively simple.  I made 2 different cookies and these truffles this year to spread Christmas cheer to my friends.  I used the truffles as a fancy accent to the cookies.

I hope you use this recipe to wow your holiday guests!

About hmmfood

I am an aspiring nurse who funds my love for food by working a serving job. I love eating, trying new recipes, and watching other enjoy my creations!
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1 Response to peppermint white chocolate covered truffles

  1. Min says:

    Yum yum yum 🙂

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