while we were gearing up for thanksgiving last week, i came across a pack of oreos that FIL had left behind after their most recent trip home. they weren't exactly stale...yet. and since our holiday meal included pies for dessert - both of which i'm not a huge fan - i decided maybe i could cobble together a little something that i could enjoy while the hub and the bean dug into their after-dinner treats.
here's the very short lineup of ingredients:
can you tell already what i had in mind? there were only about ten cookies in the box, less than half a package of cream cheese, and those marshmallow flavored candy melts have been in my pantry just waiting for the perfect occasion. and if this wasn't it, i sure don't know what could be. not to mention that i'm not a huge white chocolate fan (that shit ain't chocolate, people!), which is what most folks would use for this.
i tossed the cookies into my old baby food maker, because i didn't want to dirty the full-sized food processor for this small task. when they were smushed down to what looked like coffee grounds, i tossed in the cream cheese. okay, yes, i use the lower-fat neufchâtel cheese. i know cutting fat seems silly when i'm just going to add a shitton of sugar to it, but hey - it helps a little, and to me it tastes exactly the same. so there.
when it was all mixed together just right, i scooped out tablespoonfuls of it and rolled them into little balls.
turns out i got one truffle for every cookie i had, which is a good little tidbit to know for future. you know, for the next time i need to make truffles. which happens often. not.
next, i tossed some of those marshmallow wafers into a little ramekin and zapped them in the microwave till they were smooth and melty. it smelled just like toasted marshmallows when i took it out, and i may have accidentally gotten a little on my finger. tastes just like it smells too, in case you were wondering.
using two forks, i dropped each oreo ball in there, rolling and turning and making a mess. while these may be the ugliest truffles ever created, i can tell you that they tasted way better than they looked.
also, now you see why i don't make cake pops anymore. heh.