I had gotten the original idea from the Censational Girl blog and she had gotten the recipe from KraftRecipes.
Of course I want to share with you my tips'n'tricks from when I attempted the recipe!
I started off with one package of Oreos 1 lb of dark melty chocolate, 1/3 fat cream cheese, Manachino Cherries and two Heath Bars. We used up every last bit of Oreo crumb and made precisely 36 truffles.
First you need to separate your cookies from the frosting and chop up the cookies. The frosting is all your's for the eating!
My food processor is smaller than normal, so we ended up pouring out the canister and doing small sections at a time. (Those bits in the picture are way too big). Then mix in your cream cheese, you can use the food processor or do it by hand, we did a little bit of both...
Then enlist the help of someone who likes hitting things. Ben was quite excited to take on the task of smashing the Heath Bar.
The packaged did rip a little bit, but not bad, so for simplicity's sake just pound it right in the wrapper.
It is nice having a variety of sizes for the pieces.
To make the truffle ball:
1. Gather a ping pong ball sized amount of oreo/cream cheese.
2. Smoosh it up to make sure the cream cheese it mixed in real well.
3. Flatten your mixture.
4. Add your yummy center.
5. Roll into a ball!
Now we had a whole fleet of truffles waiting for chocolate!
Next up you can melt your chocolate. Normally I make a double boiler using this glass bowl on a pot full of water over the stove, today we decided to microwave stirring every 30 seconds for 2 minutes (or until melted). This technique worked GREAT!!! Why we haven't done this before, I don't know!?!?!?!
Then stick your truffle on a tooth pick and either pour the chocolate on it with a spoon or dip it in the bowl, both work well.
We kept our truffles separated since they look the same from the outside before we added little pieces of Heath bar to the top of those truffles. **Tip, don't wait too long to add the Heath bar before it hardens, but also don't do it right away or it will slide right off!
In case you thought we were clean in the kitchen, we're not, we're human...
These went over quite well and most people understood the reference to "The Princess Bride." If you don't, you need to watch the movie right now!