Do you give your neighbors gifts during the holidays?
We do! It's one of my favorite things to do...
I've always done edible gifts and this year
I decided my sister-in-law's chocolate truffles were the way to go!
She brought them to my house back in the summer
and I seriously devoured like five in one sitting.
They are so easy. Here's the recipe:
1 package of Oreo cookies
2 packages of cream cheese
Chocolate for dipping
Decorative accents of your choice
(sprinkles, melted colored chocolate, M&M's...etc.)
1. Crush the Oreos (I used the food processor because I'm lazy).
2. Add and mix in the cream cheese.
3. Mold into balls. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
I let them refrigerate overnight so they would be sturdy and hold together
when I dipped them into hot chocolate.
4. Dip in melted chocolate morsels.
I prefer to use the kind you buy at the craft store
because they tend to result in a smoother consistency.
5. Decorate as desired.
I used melted colored chocolate.
Just melt and pour into a bag with a small incision in the corner and go nuts.
Polka dots would look cute if you have more patience than I do.
White paper bags are my go to gift wrapping supply.
They are so versatile!
For these presents I wrapped some red yarn and made pom poms.
I bought the tags from Target after the holidays two years ago.
They came in a big tin and I just rediscovered them a few weeks ago.
Cute right? After holiday deals on Christmas stuff are the best.
There are a lot of ways to make yarn pom poms but
here is a tutorial showing you exactly how I make them.
They make great substitutes for bows if you want your gifts to stand out from under the tree.
Speaking of wrapping gifts... t-3 days until Christmas and I still haven't wrapped any
(except these of course).
PS: My sister-in-law Michelle is a stay-at-home mom to a little girl she calls Sunny,
and though the recipe for chocolate truffles hasn't made it on,
she has a recipe blog where she records some yummy gems.
Head on over! You might find something you like!