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Quick + Easy Holiday Treat: Peppermint Truffle

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Holiday season = Holiday parties.  Food and wine are always great things to bring along with you to a holiday party.  My favorite holiday flavor BY FAR is peppermint.  My cousin and I are known for hoarding Talenti’s Peppermint Bark flavor so we have enough to last a year – its that intense.  This peppermint truffle recipe is so simple and delicious that it will be an instant hit.  

I didn’t roll mine into perfect balls but you can.  Isn’t it cool that they look like little snow-capped mountains.  I also exchanged milk chocolate from the original recipe for white chocolate.  Its my personal opinion that peppermint is best paired with white chocolate and since there’s already the chocolate flavor from the Oreos, I didn’t want to be overwhelmed with it.  I think its better this way but you can do whatever you like.


Holiday Peppermint Truffle

Prep Time: 10 mins
Freeze Time: 20 mins
Makes: 50-60 truffles
Serving: its the holidays … does it count?

ingredients:
  • 2 pkg. Oreos, crushed
  • 24 candy canes, crushed
  • 2 pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 pkg. white chocolate morsels
  • 2 tsp. Coconut oil per portion of melted chocolate

*TIP:  Soften cream cheese in the microwave in 30 second increments.  You want it soft enough to keep a fingerprint but not runny*


instructions:
  1. Crush Oreos and candy canes in food processor and place in separate bowls.
  2. Mix 1/2 amount of candy canes into Oreos.
  3. Mix cream cheese into mixture and use hands to completely combine dry ingredients with it.
  4. Use a small spoon or melon baller to create truffle shape and place on a cookie tray covered with wax paper.
  5. Place in freezer for 10 mins or until firm.
  6. Melt white chocolate morsels in double boiler.  Once melted, place in a separate bowl and add 2 tsp. of coconut oil to thin it out.
  7. Place a truffle on a fork and, while holding fork over bowl of melted chocolate, spoon chocolate over truffle until completely covered.
  8. Place truffle back on wax paper and sprinkle some of remaining candy canes on top for decoration.
  9. Once all truffles on the tray are covered, place back into the freezer to allow chocolate to harden.
  10. Try not to eat them all in one sitting!

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This recipe was modified from delish

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