I’ve said it before, I’m not big on sweets, but being the holidays, it would be a crime not to spend at least a little time in the kitchen whipping up some goodies to give away. Unfortunately, the first of the 2 treats I’m sharing with you took more than “a little time”.
Who knew a recipe with only 3 ingredients could take me so long??
Oreo Truffle Balls
These aren’t a healthy slice original by any means, but they sounded delicious and you only need 3 ingredients:
1 pack of Oreos, 1 block of cream cheese & a pack of white chocolate chips.
Set out the cream cheese so it can soften. Then, you combine the Oreos and cream cheese. I used my food processor, but since it is a small one, I divided it up into fourths.
Matches my counter 🙂
Unfortunately it took me forever to get the above picture to turn into this:
and then this:
I know what you’re thinking “Yummmmm!” 😉 or: ew. who wants to eat that?
But stick with me…
Roll up into 1 inch balls and place on a tray with wax paper.
Once you’ve rolled all the balls, pop in the fridge for an hour to harden.
After an hour, melt your white chocolate and pull the balls out of the fridge. I microwaved my chocolate, then rolled each ball individually in the chocolate until coated, then placed back on the wax paper.
This took a few re-heatings of the chocolate.
I was worried because they didn’t looks very smooth like I envisioned, but the white chocolate dries fast and the result?
Pretty amazing actually. Hard on the outside, soft in the middle. Very yummy, and very rich! I ate half of one, and gave the other half to Hubbs. He applauded them. Delicious!
Nutty Holiday Thumb Prints
The second recipe called for a couple more ingredients and an oven. Go ahead and preheat that to 350 degrees.
1/4 c brown sugar, 1/4 c crisco, 1/4 c softened butter, 1 egg (separated), 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp vanilla,1 c walnuts, 1 c flour
and for the icing…
powdered sugar, food coloring and H2O.
I used my beautiful Kitchen Aid mixer ( I seriously love that thing) to mix the egg YOLK, brown sugar, crisco and butter.
then gradually added the cup of flour into the mix until well combined.
I used a rolling pin and wax paper to further chop up the walnuts.
Then I rolled the dough into 1 inch balls….
…dipped them in the egg white, rolled them in the nuts and placed them on a nonstick cookie sheet.
Before sticking them in the oven, I gently pressed my thumb into the center of each ball to form the … duh… thumbprint!
I baked them for about 10 minutes. While they baked, I whipped up the icing. Easy. Powdered sugar, a few drops of water and food coloring.
I pulled the cookies out, allowed them to cool, then filled each thumbprint up with icing.
I think Hubbs might have even liked these better than the Oreo Balls… maybe. They aren’t as sweet, which I like, and the nuts give a fun crunchy texture!
Together, these two treats could satisfy any sweet tooth.
After taking some to the neighbors, I put together a plate for Hubbs to bring to his surgeon. He’ll be the real judge of how good these treats are!
It was a fun few hours in the kitchen making these treats, and it sure did make me feel Christmas-y inside and out, despite the mess I accumulated:
What is your favorite Christmas treat?