So we went to see Lincoln last Friday night and I fell asleep during the movie. It's things like this that must make my parents cringe when they think about sending me to Bates. "Lincoln was boring." Nice use of a liberal arts education. I am the worst.
On the way home from the movie, I somehow remembered to stop at the grocery store because I needed to make some sweet treats for a holiday gathering with my in-laws the next day. Still half-groggy, I went with Jesse's suggestion to use Mint Oreos instead of regular ones for Jaisa's Oreo truffles even though I think Mint Oreos look like some sort of toothpaste-based April Fools prank and that they must be the only food on the planet more processed than regular Oreos.
(If you've ever actually tried Mint Oreos, you know I was totally wrong. They are killer delicious and they made for an amazing twist on regular Oreo truffles.)
Per Jaisa's instructions, I blended them up with a package of cream cheese. We maaaaaaay have snacked on a few beforehand, so the Oreo to cream cheese ratio was slightly off. Fear not. Everything worked out in the end. It's cream cheese and cookies, after all. How bad could things get?
I don't own a double boiler, so I just used a glass bowl perched over some boiling water in saucepan to melt the chips. I also forgot to buy white chocolate chips in my Lincoln-induced stupor, so these truffles are coated in semi-sweet melted chocolate chips only. Again, do not worry. Everything ends up just fine.
See? Delicious. There is a definite mint flavor in there that is a nice twist on regular Oreo truffles. You could also add a dash of mint extract (or, even better, peppermint extract) to Jaisa's recipe - the mint taste makes these feel festive and Christmas-ready. Enjoy and stay hungry!