Mint Oreo Truffles

Chocolate and mint.  Out of all flavor combinations, it has to be my favorite as far as sweets are concerned.  It is also a very dangerous flavor to have in my home because I will eat it (whatever goodie form it is) and eat it until the realization sets in that I have to run 10 miles in the morning to burn the amount of calories I have just devoured.  So when I discovered a wonderful blog earlier this week and saw this recipe, it was all I could think about.  Just my luck that I got an invite to a party and there was the opportunity I had been wishing for all week to make these.

I couldn’t believe how easy these were to throw together and they turned out very different than what I had anticipated.  They are very creamy on the inside (like a truffle) and not at all gritty from the Oreos.  It is a good thing these are going to the party tonight or I can guarantee I would have to be putting in a ton more work at the gym in the morning than normal.
Mint Oreo Truffles (makes 24)

1 pkg. Double Stuff Oreos – Cool Mint Flavor
*use 22 cookies with cream centers
*use 10 cookies with cream centers discarded
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
6 squares of chocolate bark
1.  Finely crush cookies in food processor.  Stir in softened cream cheese (your hand works best to knead it all together.)
2.  Roll the mixture into 1″ balls.  A cookie scoop will help you have uniform sizes.  Place on wax paper lined cookie sheet.  Place in the freezer while you melt the chocolate to let them firm up a bit.
3.  Melt chocolate as directed on package.  Drop a ball into the chocolate and using a spoon, pour chocolate over it to cover it completely.  Scoop up the ball, tap and shake off the extra and set onto wax paper to dry.  Refrigerate until ready to use.


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