My boyfriend’s friends are about to embark on a year-long trip around the world where they’ll visit 12 different countries, help people, and, oh, sleep in a TENT the whole time. While I don’t condone the frequent consumption of overly processed packaged foods, I feel like when you’re about to leave the country for a year to live in a TENT, you damn well can eat as many Oreos as you’d like before you leave. And you will with this little delight… Here’s the most American thing we could have contributed to their send off pot luck party:
Oreo and Nutter Butter Truffles
Oreos, 1 package
Nutter Butters, 1 package
Cream cheese, 2 8 oz packages
White chocolate, 1 block
Semi-sweet chocolate, 1 block
1. Crush cookies in a food processor. Set some aside if you want to sprinkle it on top of the truffles at the end. (Note: Do not blend the cookies together at the same time. This is one set of instructions that you have to do for each type of truffle.)
2. Mix a packet of cream cheese into the cookie crumbs until it forms a dough. This is where the boyfriend comes in handy. This is not easy to mix by hand.
3. Roll the dough out into truffle-sized balls.
“Ah, I got myself greasy from touching these balls.”
4. Melt chocolate according to package and cover balls. Drizzle with chocolate or sprinkle with crumbs for decoration. Set on waxed paper to cool in the fridge. You’re done!
Not 15 minutes after arriving at the party, my boyfriend texted to inform me that all the truffles were already gone. I was scared the 100-degree heat might get to them, but it appears the people did first.
I think it is apparent that this is not my recipe, but in case it isn’t: This is not my recipe. I don’t know who came up with originally, but I ate them in college and then recently saw them again on Bakerella. So I will give credit where credit is due. (PS – Bakerella’s blog is stunning. I read every post from the past two years yesterday just to get caught up. Love it.)