Mint Chocolate Truffles: Guest Post: Total Noms

December 11, 2013
I have another fabulous guest post today...

Hi everyone! I'm Mallory from Total Noms and I'm so excited Erin has given me the opportunity to share one of my favorite holiday dessert recipes with you on Table for Seven today.



One of the best aspects of the holiday season is the spirit of sharing with your neighbor. It sounds cheesy, but it's true!

These mint chocolate truffles are a riff off my Easy Peasy Chocolate Truffles, the recipe for which I actually got from my parents' neighbor who still brings Christmas cookies around the  neighborhood homes every year. I love this tradition and am happy to carry it on by sharing this recipe with you all!




While they might look fancy, these couldn't be easier to make. Combining Oreos, cream cheese and a hint of mint makes for a really fun treat. Combined with the crunch of a hard chocolate  shell, these actually look quite sophisticated too!



Mint Chocolate Truffles
Prep time: 10 mins
Makes around 24 truffles

Ingredients 
    1 package oreos (14.3 oz)
    1 8oz package of cream cheese at room temperature
    1/2 tsp mint extract (but you can add more to taste)
    8 oz semi-sweet chocolate
    Melted white chocolate and peppermint crystal sugar, for garnish (optional)

Directions
1.      Crush up the Oreos in a food processor until completely crumbled. Pour crushed Oreos into a large bowl. Using your fingers, mash cream cheese into the crushed Oreos until fully combined and there are no signs of cream cheese streaks.
2.      Form the cookie-cream cheese mixture into 1-inch balls with your hands. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or foil and refrigerate the balls for a few minutes while you melt your chocolate.
3.      Place semi-sweet chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl and microwave for one minute on high. Remove and stir. Microwave in 15-second increments, stirring in between, until chocolate is fully melted. If desired, you can also add 1/4 tsp of mint extract to the chocolate and stir to combine. 
4.    Carefully coat the Oreo balls in the melted chocolate and place back on the lined cookie sheet. Decorate with melted white chocolate, crystal sugar, or any other decorations you like. Allow to chill completely in the fridge, then serve and enjoy!

Make up a plate of these and share with someone you love this season!

Thanks so much for reading, and hope to see you around Total Noms soon! You can also catch up with me on YouTube, Facebook and Pinterest. Thanks again to Erin for allowing me to share a holiday favorite with you today, and happy holidays!!

Happy Eating :-)
Mally






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