In honor of St Patrick's Day I thought this awesome treat from Bakerella (one of my favorite baker/treat blogs) was so perfect to share. If you love Oreos (and who doesn't?) and mint these will be a new favorite treat you won't be able to put down.
Mint Oreo Truffles
1 pkg. Double Stuf Oreos - Cool Mint Flavor - (1 lb. , 1 oz. pkg.)
• use 22 cookies with cream centers included
• use 10 cookies with cream centers discarded
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, room temperature chocolate bark or candy coating*
Finely crush the cookies in a food processor or a ziploc bag with a rolling pin.
Stir in softened cream cheese. Use the back of a large spoon to help mash the two together completely.
Roll the mixture into 1" balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet.
Place covered in freezer or refrigerator for a few minutes to help retain shape when dipping in melted chocolate.
Melt chocolate as directed on the package and then dip balls into chocolate, tap off extra and set aside on wax paper covered cookie sheet to dry.
Refrigerate and enjoy!
*Or, go green: white chocolate bark/candy coating for dipping green candy melts for dipping
Make your green and/or white shamrocks first (see picture below). You can use a ziploc bag with a small corner cut off or a decorating bag with with a small round tip attached to make the shamrocks. Use a toothpick to direct chocolate into desired shamrock shape. (Of course, in hindsight, this would have been a lot easier if I had found some little shamrock sprinkles.) Let dry.
Then, dip half the truffles in white chocolate and the other half in green.
If necessary, dip them again for a smooth finish. I found it necessary, especially for the white ones.
Then, on the second dipping, while still wet, press your cooled shamrocks gently on the top of your truffles.
For another effect, you can take the ziploc bag of chocolate and drizzle across each truffle with the alternating color.