Wine of the Month for the BakeSpace Wine Club is Muscat in all its forms. So I chose Valentine's Day for my monthly wine tasting party and went heavy on desserts to serve with Muscat.
I have to say, food pairing for wine tasting stresses me out. It usually turns out fine, but I was sweating this one out until the last minute.
Sorry... getting a little off track here!
Oreo Truffles. I think almost everyone on the planet made these for Christmas. I intended to make them too, but ran out of time. My unopened package of Oreos actually survived, because no one in my house knew it was there. I used up my original cream cheese on other things and no one eats the semi sweet baking chocolate! I just needed to pick up some cream cheese.
This is all you need.
A package of Oreos, finely crushed
2 - 8oz boxes of semi sweet baking chocolate
8oz package of cream cheese, softened
So crush the Oreos.
I used my tiny little Kitchen Aid chopper. I can't wait for my new KitchenAid 12 Cup Food Processor to arrive!!
You need 3 cups of Oreo crumbs.
Mix the Oreo crumbs, with the cream cheese.
Form 1 inch balls with the Oreo/cream cheese dough.
Meanwhile, melt the chocolate. I like to use a double boiler.
Now you just need to dip the Oreo balls into the chocolate. I was a little nervous about this part. Lots of people say this recipe is insanely easy, but I think an equal number of people say it's very hard to dip these without making a mess.
I used the two fork method of dipping and made no mess at all!!
Drop an Oreo ball into the chocolate.
Roll it around so that it's complete covered. If you scoop it up with two forks, and roll back & forth a bit, the extra chocolate can drip back into the pan.
Then place it on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and sprinkle with either crushed Oreos or sprinkles that 'fit' your occasion.
The little extra chocolate edges, just snap off after they chill.
Chill for an hour or until firm.
You can change up the cookies & the chocolate to your liking.
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