Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cheerful Giving

One of the character traits we work to instill in our children is cheerful giving.  What better time of year to see those lessons in action.  My husband and I have also felt we needed to take the love your neighbors verse a little more literal and love on our neighbors.  So I decided we could make some yummy Christmas treats and give them to our immediate neighbors.  We live by a family much like ours with small children, two retired couples, and a retired man who is a widower.  One of our favorite homemade treats is Oreo Truffles.  They are a little time consuming, but over all a simple recipe.

Oreo Truffles
  • 1 package regular size Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package white almond bark
  • 1 package chocolate almond bark 

  1. Using a food processor crush Oreo cookies until they are the consistency of potting soil (at least that is what it looks like to me).
  2. Add cream cheese to cookies in food processor until it forms a ball.
  3. Roll into walnut size balls.
  4. Chill for an hour.
  5. Melt approximately 3/4 package of white almond bark.
  6. Stick a toothpick in an Oreo ball and dip it in the melted white almond bark.
  7. Allow to harden on wax paper.
  8. Takes about 15 min.
  9. While waiting, melt about 1/4 package of chocolate almond bark.
  10. When Oreo balls are no longer sticky to the touch, decorate with drizzles of chocolate and white almond bark.
  11. I just use a fork to drizzle the almond bark, but you could use a sandwich bag with a tiny hole cut in a corner.
  Sorry I don't have any pictures of the process but here is our Cheerful Givers with some packaged and ready for delivery.

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