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|October 13, 2014||Filled under Candy, Halloween|
Today is Saturday, and I’m having coffee and really thinking hard about all the stuff I need to get done today. You know, all the usual things…laundry, change the sheets, clean the bathrooms, mop the kitchen floor, things like that. Not my favorite things to do by a long shot, but my incentive is that I get to make truffles when I finish the chores. Truffles? Yes! They seem so fancy, but they’re really one of the simplest treats to make.
This particular version isn’t the traditional ganache-style truffle, but starts with crumbled Oreos. We’ve made them many times, with both regular Oreos and with the vanilla Oreos. Each one as delicious as the other. I brought some round truffles like this, decorated very simply with red and green sugar, to our Cookie Swap at work a couple of years ago and they were a huge hit! Now that it’s almost Halloween, I though I’d make a super cute ghost version to share with my co-workers. You only need four ingredients!
20 chocolate creme-filled sandwich cookies (yes, Oreos)
6 ounces cream cheese
12 ounces white candy coating/melting chocolate
2 teaspoons shortening
In a food processor, cover and process the cookies until they become course crumbs.
Cut the cream cheese into about 3 or 4 pieces and add them to the food processor. Cover and process until the mixture forms a soft dough.
Using about 2 teaspoons of the dough for each ghost, form into different ghost shapes. Use your imagination. They’re really just adorable blobs.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the candy and shortening, stirring until smooth.
Coat ghosts with melted candy. I found it easier to dip the bottoms of the ghosts into the chocolate, then spoon it over the tops to coat them. I also made the mistake of putting them on a cooling rack thinking the excess candy would just drip off onto a pan below. Well, that did happen, but after the candy hardened, the ghosts stuck to the rack and the bottoms broke off when I tried to remove them. Stick with parchment or waxed paper.
After the ghosts have hardened, it’s time to add a little personality. Using a toothpick, carve out shapes for the eyes and mouths or whatever you like. So cute!
Eat as many as you can – biting the heads off first, of course, then store the rest in the refrigerator.