Mini Monets and Mommies: Caramel Apple Cookie Truffle Balls

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Caramel Apple Cookie Truffle Balls

Caramel apples scream, “It’s fall!” I’d love to say that we make our own every autumn, but we always get them at a local farm’s harvest festival. That said, this year I’m making a batch of very special caramel apples – they’re actually Oreo balls!

Apple Desserts

Cookie truffles really couldn’t be much easier to make. I’m not the best baker, and even I have mastered these little cheesecake-tasting bites. When I saw the special edition caramel apple Oreos I thought why not turn them into cute little fall treats? So, I did. I have to admit, the first try didn’t come out so well. I coated the cookie balls in white chocolate that I colored green (to make them look like mini apples). When the hot caramel hit the barely dried chocolate it all melted into a mess. I started over and tried the recipe, minus the chocolate. It worked much better. I’m not saying that you can’t get it all to work out – just wait for the chocolate to cool completely.
Fall desserts

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Caramel apple Oreos

·        Caramel candies

·        Lollipop sticks (we reused the sticks from already-eaten lollipops)

·        4 oz. cream cheese

·        Optional: White chocolate and red or green food coloring

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Crush the Oreos in a food processor until they are the consistency of chunky sand.
Dessert

2.     Mix 4 oz. of softened cream cheese with the cookie crumbles.

3.     Roll the mix into balls (approximately the same size as golf balls – or slightly smaller).
Cookie recipe

4.     Put the rolled mix into the freezer for one hour.

5.     Optional: Melt the chocolate in the microwave. In a microwave-safe bowl, pop the chocolate in for 30 to 60 seconds (different microwaves vary in strength). Be very careful the chocolate, and the bowl, will be hot. Use a pot holder and don’t touch the chocolate with your hands. Mix in a few drops of either red or green food coloring. Using a spoon, dip the balls into the colorful chocolate and coat them completely. Refrigerate the candy-covered cookies until they are completely cool.
 



Chocolate
 
Oreo balls
 

6.     Unwrap the caramel and put it into a microwave-safe bowl. Add one tablespoon of water. Microwave the caramel for about 35 seconds (or until it is melted). Like the chocolate, it will be very hot.

7.     Poke a lollipop stick through each cookie ball.

8.     Dip the cookie into the melted caramel.

9.     Let the caramel apple cookie truffles cool.
 
Cookie Truffles

You can also make ‘apples’ by adding a cut up piece of green candy (we used Dots) on top as a stem.

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