Holiday Oreo Truffles and No-Bake Jumbled Cookies

19 Dec

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This is the spread that threatened my waist line a few weekends ago.  From snickerdoodles to s’mores bars, maple frosted pumpkin white chocolate chip cookies to Buckeyes, and coconut ganache bourbon balls to Oreo truffles, this holiday cookie exchange sent every lady home with a smile.  In addition, we all left with a full tupperware (or two) of assorted cookies and a serious sugar high.  This was a fantastic get together during the holiday season so think about hosting one next year like my fabulous friend Emily decided to.  The jist?  All of the participants bake around 2 dozen cookies/ dessert bars or so and comes equipped with extra tupperware.  Then, everyone introduces their respective cookie and you around the table grabbing a cookie at a time until the table was cleared out.  Genious!

My contribution included holiday Oreo truffles and no-bake jumbled cookies.  Both recipes are simple, yet crowd-pleasing.  The Oreo truffles seem like a fancy chef made them.  I can guarantee you’ll love them! The jumbled cookies came into my life courtesy of my former roomie, Lisa.  So thankful we met (Lisa and I as well and me and the cookies!)  Let’s take a look at the how-to’s.

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Oreo Truffles

Ingredients:

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  • 1 package Oreo cookies
  • 1 block of cream cheese, room temperature (regular or RF)
  • a few boxes of Baker’s white chocolate baking squares
  • 1 package of peppermint starlight candies
  • green sprinkles or green sugar

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Crush up the bag of peppermint candies fairly fine (see photo of truffles above)
  3. In a food processor or blend, process the whole package of oreo cookies.  This works best if you break the cookies up a bit and process in waves.
  4. Add all of the cookies crumbles back into food processor or blender and add cream cheese.  Blend well.                         IMG_20121207_232846_514
  5. Roll the truffle into around 1 inch balls.
  6. Microwave your white chocolate as directed and immediately begin dipping the balls into the chocolate to coat and transferring each to the baking sheet sprinkling each chocolate-coated truffle with the peppermint candy and some green sprinkles/sugar if you have it.
  7. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to allow white chocolate shell to harden.

No-Bake Jumbled Cookies

Ingredients:

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  • 2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2 cups marshmallows
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 bag of chocolate chips
  • 1 bag of white chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine Rice Krispies and marshmallows. Set aside.
  3. In a double boiler or a DIY make-shift one,  melt entire bag of white chocolate chips until creamy and smooth.  Remove from heat.
  4. Stir peanut butter into the melted white chocolate until well-blended. IMG_20121208_010137_847
  5. Add the white chocolate and PB combo into the bowl of Rice Krispies and marshmallows and stir until all is well-coated.    IMG_20121208_010606_321
  6. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes and then add your chocolate chips.  You want to avoid the chocolate chips melting and streaking so the cooling period prevents that.
  7. Drop ice cream scoop or large spoonfuls of the cookie on the aluminum foil.  Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
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