Sunday, December 26, 2010

Peppermint Truffles

I have recently discovered some magical things, one being peppermint truffles.

The other, most important thing is Trader Joe's candy cane joe joe's. Holy smokes, so yum! I suggest if you have a Trader Joe's in the area you might want to pick some of these tasty guys up before they're gone until next holiday season. I have an extra box in the pantry, Shhh ;)

I have seen all these recipes calling for various cookies mixed with cream cheese, rolled, and dipped in chocolate. Well, I can do that I said to myself, I can do that with CANDY CANE JOE JOE'S! Best idea ever, really..

It's super easy, go to Trader Joe's today, get the things you need to make these babies, and do it TODAY!

Peppermint Truffles

1 package Trader Joe's Candy Cane Joe Joe's, crushed
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, melted for dipping
powdered sugar for rolling
assorted sprinkles, jimmies, etc (optional)

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with wax paper and set aside. In a large bowl combine cookie crumbs and cream cheese, mix well until all combined thoroughly. Wash your hands, put on some gloves, whatever you want to do and roll into 1 inch balls. Chill balls about 30 minutes. Melt chocolate, I just put the chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat about 2 minutes then stir until the chocolate is in it's melty glory. Dip the balls. I use two forks, toss the ball around, tap off excess chocolate, place on baking sheet. Once that is all done, decorate as desired. You can also roll the cookie balls in powdered sugar. I did that to some of them and people really enjoyed it. Put back in fridge until firm, about an hour or so.

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