Monday, December 17, 2012
Day 10: Candy Cane Oreo Truffles
I know what you're thinking... "another truffle recipe!?" It's the last one, I promise. I went truffle crazy this year because of a few reasons. 1) They're the perfect bite. 2) They're easy to make. 3) They're less calories than bars of the same ilk. (I said ilk) 4) I have truffle fever and I'm not sure I want the cure. These babies are wonderful and give you that sink in your chair feeling if you're a mint fan.
I am definitely a mint fan and I was looking for a reason use the peppermint Jet Puffed mini marshmallows I picked up in June of all times of year yet I can't find them now. Weird. But feel free to use one cute small peppermint marshmallow (the soft kind) that seem to be in abundance right now. Let's get to 'em.
Candy Cane Oreo Truffles
1 package Candy Cane Oreos
2 tbsp unsweetened Almond Breeze Milk
6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips (you'll have 2 oz left if you tap off the excess)
3 mini candy canes, crushed
20 Jet Puffed Peppermint Mini Marshmallows
Put your Oreos in a food processor or blender and pulse until it resembles dirt.
Add the milk and pulse until the mixture starts to bind.
Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out your truffle.
Ball them up.
Insert toothpicks in the middle of each truffle and put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
In a double boiler, add your chocolate chips and few shavings of paraffin wax.
Ready your toppings.
Give the chocolate one last stir to make sure there's no lumps.
Dip the truffle in the chocolate up to the toothpick.
Insert into a styrofoam block.
Top with your candy cane pieces and/or marshmallows.
Repeat and put in the fridge to set up.
When they're set, twist and pull out the toothpick. Mine left a particularly heinous hole to fix.
Dab the chocolate in the hole to cover.
Christmas cheer in a truffle.
Nutritional Information per truffle: Calories 126 Total Fat 5g Sat Fat 2g Sodium 85mg Potassium 32mg Total Carbs 22g Sugars 15g Protein 1g Iron 5%
This recipe was linked up with Crazy for Crust.
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Labels: Twelve Days of Treats Recipe