Residence Hall Recipes: Valentine’s Day Treats

Residence Hall RecipesAlright folks, today’s the big day! Have you gotten your valentine anything yet? Well, if you haven’t, then you’re in luck. I’m here to save you. This week’s recipe is an easy sweet treat that is sure to impress your significant other. Still looking for a valentine? Carry a tray of these around campus and you may just find yourself with some takers!

Oreo Truffle Balls

Ingredients:

36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed, divided
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
16 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted
Sprinkles of your choice
Directions
Reserve 1/4 cup cookie crumbs. Mix cream cheese and remaining cookie crumbs until blended.
Shape into 48 (1 inch) balls. Dip in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper covered rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs and sprinkles.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
Easy OREO Truffles recipe

Photo by Kraft, taken from kraftrecipes.com

 

Tips and Tricks

How to Melt Chocolate: Place unwrapped chocolate in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2-1/2 min. or until chocolate is completely melted, stirring every 30 sec. Chocolate will burn easily!

How to Easily Dip Truffles: To easily coat truffles with the melted chocolate, add truffles, in batches, to bowl of melted chocolate. Use 2 forks to roll truffles in chocolate until evenly coated. Remove truffles with forks, letting excess chocolate drip back into bowl. Place truffles on a baking sheet covered with tinfoil or wax paper for easy clean up and let stand until firm. You could also place the truffles into decorative cupcake papers.

How to Store: Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

I’m warning you that these are really addicting! Don’t tell your valentine that they are about 100 calories a piece though–that will be our little secret.

This recipe was adapted from “Easy Oreo Truffles” at http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/easy-oreo-truffles-95085.aspx.

About the author

Kate Ewer

Hi, my name is Kate and I’m currently a sophomore student at Jamestown Community College. I work on campus answering phones at the switchboard and also help out in the President’s Office. I love to sing and have participated in choir and vocal jazz here on campus. In my free time I enjoy listening to music and spending time on my family’s farm with my goats.