Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Just in Time for Valentines Day




I made these for my Visiting Teaching sisters in January...a month early. I didn't even think about how great of a Valentines gift it would make until they were made. Not that it would have stopped me b/c I selfishly make treats depending on my cravings:) And WO-AH was I craving these!

The box is super easy to make. You can use whatever paper you have around your house. I used a card stock for the bottom and a lighter weight scrapbook paper for the top. Follow the link for instructions for making the box.

Mint Oreo Truffles
1 (16 ounce) package OREO's
1 (8 ounce) package Cream Cheese, softened
1 large box (Movie theater size) Jr. Mints, or a small bag of Peppermint patties
2 (8 ounce) packages BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted OR Almond Bark.. ****Either White or Chocolate will do. Even better do a mix of both, dip in chocolate first then drizzle the White Almond bark for a beautiful truffle.

Directions:
1. Crush cookies in blender to fine crumbs; place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; Mint candy and mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1-inch in diameter.
2. Refrigerate until firm.
3. Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use.)
4. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.

*****If you really like Mintier chocolate like I do, add a few drops of Peppermint (NOT mistaken by the disgusting MINT extract, unless you want them to taste like you put toothpaste in them.) Only use PEPPERMINT extract.


To make a the box follow this link to You Tube... this was the easiest instructions I could find.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBf957XC-4k

2 comments:

  1. i've made these before w/o the junior mints. the part i HAAAAAATe about them is dipping them. gah what a mess! but they are yummy! nice pic!

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  2. Great, now I'm craving these! I've never made them before--I like it better when you make them, ha ha. Such a great idea with the cute little boxes!

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