Wednesday, December 21, 2011

{ recipe: chocolate truffles }

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!


Sal Pal Baker said...

honestly....favorite post thus far! your photo-tog skills amazing and the content is short and sweet for my ADD! loves it : 0 )

Nicole said...

WHOA. can i be your neighbor?!


The Arizona Russums said...

these look delish! my mom would LOVE these!

Katikins said...

Dear Ester,
Pete and I want to live next to y'all.
Katie :)


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