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So, as I was walking to the pet food aisle (with two dogs and two cats I’m there a lot), I tried to snub the special edition Red Velvet Oreos that were practically screaming, “Buy us! We are so Valentine’s Day!” My New Year’s resolution to eat less sweets hasn’t been going grandly, and I generally can’t pass up making Oreo balls. Faced with the red velvet variety, I had to say yes.
This is a super-easy no-bake treat that the kids can help you to make. I suggest washing their hands thoroughly and letting them have at it when the cookie-cream cheese mixing process begins.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
· Special Edition Red Velvet Oreos – they have a cream cheese flavor, which gives an extra little punch to the already creamy cheesy recipe.
· 4 oz. softened cream cheese – usually I add 8 oz. of cream cheese to a package of Oreos. This special edition pack was somewhat smaller than the regular version, so I cut the cream cheese down to compensate.
· Chocolate – use whatever kind of chocolate you want. But, I went with cookies and cream flavor. It made the truffle balls extra decadent -- and delicious!
· Heart-shaped sprinkles
Here’s What to Do:
1. Crush the cookies into a fine dust in a food processor.
2. Combine the cookie dust and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. You can try stirring it with a spoon, but that won’t get you very far. I suggest that you use your hands to mash the mix thoroughly.
3. Form the mix into balls.
4. Pop the truffle balls into the freezer for about an hour (put them on a sheet of wax paper or a wax paper-covered plate).
5. Melt the chocolate. I put the sweets into a microwave-safe bowl and heated them for about a minute. Every microwave varies, so you need to watch the chocolate to see when it melts.
6. Roll the Oreo balls in the chocolate. Be very careful – the chocolate is hot! If your child is ‘cooking’ with you, don’t let her touch the chocolate. Use a spoon or poke the cookie balls with a toothpick to coat them in the hot chocolate.
7. Place the chocolate-covered treats onto wax paper. Sprinkle the heart-shaped Valentine’s Day toppers on the chocolate before it cools and hardens.
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