So all of our parents think we live on our own and eat nothing but Ramen Noodles and frozen pizza. Okay, most of us do, but what if when you go home you could make your parents something easy and delicious? Who knows, maybe you’ll get a little extra food cash because you have to “go by the recipe.”
I know I’m supposed to write about healthy things, but it’s the holidays. We all just finished a tough semester and it’s time to treat ourselves. And believe me, these truffles are a treat. Every single one of my friends, and my parents, were raving about these puppies.
But first, here’s what you need:
1 package of Oreos
1 8-ounce package of cream cheese
1 package (1 2/3 cups) of dark chocolate chips
2 tablespoons of butter
1/3 cup of white chocolate chips
Okay, the original recipe I found for these said to put the Oreos in a food processor to crush them up. But where’s the fun in that? My friend and I split the Oreos up in two gallon sized bags. Then, hit them with a hammer. Really, I’m not joking. Or a rolling pin works just as well too. Hit them until they have been crushed into very tiny pieces. After finals, it’s really satisfying.
Then empty that into a bowl and combine it with the cream cheese. I used a mixer, but you can probably mix it by hand too. That’s the inside of the truffle, so try not to eat all of it. It’s really good. Roll that mixture into little balls. You should end up with somewhere around 40 of these suckers, so make sure they’re not too big.
Then, heat up the dark chocolate chips in a large saucepan. Add in the butter and stir until it’s smooth. Then dip the balls into this chocolate until they’re fully covered. Place these on some wax paper or tin foil and stick them in the freezer until they’re hard.
While those are freezing, heat up the white chocolate in a saucepan until it’s smooth. Then put this into a quart-sized baggie. Time to make them pretty!
Once the balls are hard (I know, this sounds like a bad SNL joke), then you can put some pretty little white design on top just like mine. Note: my friend actually made these designs. She is much better with food than I am and my design looked like poop. Literally.
Put them in the freezer again so that the white chocolate hardens and they’re done! But a word of warning: these truffles are rich. As soon as I bit into one I was already yearning for a glass of any liquid imaginable. I got a glass of water, chugged it, and had another.
So if you want to impress any relatives or friends this holiday season, give these truffles a try. They’re easy, don’t take too long, and are great with a glass of milk.