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Easy Christmas Treats: Part 1

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I was going to start this post with “Only ____ days till Christmas!” but I’m in denial and I’m afraid that if I say the number out loud, type the number or even think of the number – I might have a full on panic attack, so how about I just get to my post about easy Christmas treats.

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Oh, before I do that, I’d like to apologize for an error in my last post. I said that the segment featuring Steve’s Christmas Casserole would air on 12News yesterday (Dec 12) and it did not. I set up my TiVo and was disappointed to not see it. I asked Tram and she let me know that it is airing NEXT Monday, December 19th in the 6:00 a.m. hour. If you set your DVR or got up early yesterday, I’m sorry.

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OK, back on track …. I made these treats at a party last week. I’ll tell you all about the party in tomorrow’s post in which I’ll share “Easy Christmas Treats” Part 2. This is Part 1 and it is super easy and pretty darn yummy too.

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Peppermint Oreo Truffles

  • 16 ounces (1 ½ packages *see note below) peppermint Oreo cookies
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 18 to 24 ounces white chocolate candy melts, melted
  • 18 to 24 ounces chocolate candy melts, melted
  • Crushed candy canes, jimmies and/or sprinkles

Using a food processor chop the Oreos (center filling and all) to a fine crumb consistency.

Place the cream cheese in a KitchenAid and blend, then add the Oreo crumbs, mix until well combined.

Use a small cookie scoop, a melon baller or your hands to roll into walnut size balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper and freeze for 30 to 40 minutes until firm.

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Stick a long fondue fork in an Oreo ball and dip into the melted chocolate, while still on the fork and still wet, sprinkle or drizzle as desired.

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Transfer to clean parchment or waxed paper lined baking sheets and allow to harden, for at least 20 minutes.

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Package for gift-giving or just serve and enjoy.

Makes about 40

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Optional: Soak Maraschino cherries in alcohol (brandy, port, tequila, whatever you like) for 2 hours. Drain well on paper towels and then cover the tipsy cherries with Oreo mixture. Dip and decorate as directed.

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Note: These can be made with regular Oreos too. Regular Oreos come in a 16 ounce package. Peppermint Oreos, which can only be found during the holidays, come in 10.7 ounce packages, so you’ll need 1 ½ packages to make 16 ounces.

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2 comments

1 Betsy { 12.17.16 at 9:50 AM }

where did you find the chocolate melt in the containers ready to melt

2 Linda Hopkins { 12.17.16 at 9:57 AM }

Betsy, if you mean the little tub in the first photo under the ingredient list, I found that at Hobby Lobby. It was on sale the week I bought it, so it was cheaper than the bags of melts, which they also have at Hobby Lobby.

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