Remember yesterday how I said nothing super sweet sounded really good? Well, today is a new day, and I’m craving some sweet love! I have no clients, and so after an early morning nap (up from 3:30 to 6 AM – yuck!), I decided to experiment in my kitchen. Don’t be scared.
This past weekend, CD and I attended a friend’s housewarming party where she served Oreo truffles. I only had one as they disappeared fast, but I knew immediately that I must recreate them.
Instead of Oreos, I used a bag of Newman-O’s…
For quality control purposes, I ate one to make sure they taste similar to Oreos. Turns out they do.
Next up I blended the O’s with 5 TBSP softened butter in the food processor and rolled them into bite-sized balls. I tried using 3 TBSP butter but had to add more as my balls weren’t sticking together. (CD, no comment please – thank you.)
The balls then went into the freezer for about 30 minutes. In the meantime, I melted one bar of Ghiradelli 86% chocolate along with 1 tsp of coconut oil in the microwave and double-dipped my truffles…
I then removed the toothpicks and drizzled a bit more chocolate to cover the holes and placed them back in the freezer so the chocolate would solidify.
A few minutes later, I bit into one…
Holy cow, these are amazing, and just so you know, that’s not dirt under my thumb nail. It’s chocolate.
I declare this experiment a success! For a vegan version, simply use coconut oil in place of the butter and vegan dark chocolate for dipping. Enjoy!