Chocolate Peppermint Oreo Truffles

Did you all have a wonderful time over Christmas these last few days? I ate so much food, I am still recovering really ;) One of the treats I indulged in were these Chocolate Peppermint Oreo Truffles that I’d made for my family on Christmas Eve. They are perfect for Christmas time, or well, any time of the year really. You can make them with or without the peppermint and will be delicious either way. But it is a great recipe if you still have some leftover Christmas candy canes hanging in your tree!

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Chocolate Peppermint Oreo Truffles

Ingredients
3x 154g packets of oreos (1x 15.5 oz package equivalent)
230gr cream cheese (1x 8 oz package equivalent)
3-4 normal sized candy canes (or you can just use 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract)*
dark chocolate (good quality melting / cooking chocolate is best)


Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse all the oreo cookies until they are finely ground.
  2. Add the cream cheese and about 2 large candy canes (or peppermint extract) and pulse until the mixture is fully combined and smooth.
  3. Place the mixture into the fridge to firm up a little for about 30 minutes to an hour.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with baking or waxed paper. Take the truffle mixture out of the fridge and scoop and roll into equal sized balls, placing them onto the tray as you go.
  5. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave by heating it for 30 seconds, giving it a stir and then continue heating it in short 15/30 second intervals stirring as needed until it is nicely melted and smooth.
  6. Crush the remaining the candy canes and set aside.
  7. Dip the balls into the melted dark chocolate and transfer them back to the baking paper. Sprinkle with some crushed candy cane as garnish before the chocolate sets and repeat this for the remaining balls and then let them set and dry. Once dry, refrigerate the truffles and serve as needed.

Based on recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking (link). * Note: You can make these without peppermint or candy canes and just enjoy simple Oreo Truffles and coat them in dark, milk or even white chocolate! Based on recipe by What’s Gaby

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I also quickly threw together some chocolate bark on Christmas Eve. This stuff is so easy to make and super delicious. It’s based on THIS recipe and you can pretty much use any chocolate and toppings you fancy. I went for white chocolate (with a touch of vanilla) topped with a festive berry and toasted nut mix. Nom nom! What treats did you make or particularly enjoy this Christmas?

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