Monday, November 7, 2011

12 Days of Goodies - Day One!

Today is the first day of a blog feature I'm doing over the next 12 days - the 12 days of goodies!

I asked readers to submit their favorite holiday recipes for me to share with all of you (and I've included a couple of my own)! I love things like Food Network's 12 days of Cookies - but the problem is that it comes out right at Christmas. You don't have time to bookmark or pin the recipe and add the ingredients to your shopping list. Basically, if you don't have the stuff on hand, you're out of luck!

So I wanted to run this feature early enough that you can make these recipes for Thanksgiving or Christmas. You'll have time to pin them - or the feature - to Pinterest, bookmark them, print them out, or whatever you want to do!

So, the first recipe is actually my husband Chris' favorite Christmastime treat!

Mint Oreo Truffles!

This is probably the easiest thing I make at Christmastime, and one of the tastiest!

Here's how to do it - I even did a Vlog of me making them to show you how simple they are!
Go here to view the video!

1 package oreos (I use mint oreos)
1 8 oz package of cream cheese
1 package of white chocolate or almond bark

If you have a food processor, dump the oreos in and pulse them until they are sandy. Then add the cream cheese and pulse until it forms a ball.

If you don't have a food processor, what I've done in the past is double up 2ziplocks and pound the oreos with a meat mallet until sandy. Then, just mix in a bowl or a stand mixer with the cream cheese.

Form into quarter sized balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment (make sure it will fit into your fridge). Once they are all formed, let them set up in the fridge for several hours.

Then melt your chocolate or almond bark in a microwave or over a double boiler. I prefer a double boiler and I add about a teaspoon ofvegetable oil if I'm using plain white chocolate. Let the chocolate cool a little bit then dip theoreo balls in it and place them back on the parchment and then back into the fridge until they set up! Enjoy!
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