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Monday, December 30, 2013

Gingerbread Cheesecake Truffles

This year is coming to a close and it's time to reflect upon all that has happened.  I must say, 2013 was a crazy year, but overall a very satisfying one.  The hubby and I decided to move to a warmer state.  That meant selling our home first.  It took quite a few months, but we finally accomplished it.  Then I stopped working and became a stay-at-home mom.  While it drives me nutty a good amount of the time, it's nice to be more available for the kids and have more quality time together.  Next was the packing of the house and the big move to a new home, new state, and new life.  It was exciting, yet scary.  In the end, it was exactly what we needed.  I feel that as a family, we have been rejuvenated and it feels good.  Hopefully 2014 will treat us just as well.

Meanwhile, I am still emptying out the pantry.  I had some Gingerbread Oreos hiding in there, so I rustled up a quick treat for a party.  Last year I made Gingerbread Rice Krispie Treats with them. 

This time I chose to make truffles.  Oreo truffles are just so easy, I couldn't resist. Just grind up some Oreos and mix with some cream cheese.
Roll the mixture up into small balls and dip them in candy melt.  I had some gingerbread candy melt and eggnog candy melt left, so I used that along with some dark chocolate candy melt.

 I love making these easy treats.  There is no baking involving, but it's still fun.  And not much mess.

I decorated them with some shimmery sprinkles, perfect for a New Year's Eve party.  Don't they look pretty all dressed up?

I hope you all have a wonderful New Year's Eve.  We are having a party at out neighbors house to celebrate.  See you in the new year!

Gingerbread Cheesecake Truffles

by The Sweet Chick
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Keywords: no bake dessert snack cream cheese gingerbread oreos gingerbread candy melt egg nog candy melt truffles American winter
Ingredients (26 truffles)
    For the truffles
    • 1 package (15.25 oz.) Gingerbread Oreos
    • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
    For the topping
    • 1/2 cup Wilton's Gingerbread Candy Melt wafers
    • 1/2 cup Wilton's Eggnog Candy Melt wafers
    • 1/2 cup Wilton's Dark Cocoa Candy Melt wafers
    • vegetable shortening (for thinning out candy melt)
    • sprinkles
    For the truffles
    Grind the Oreo cookies in a food processor and hand mix or use stand mixer to combine with cream cheese until it becomes a dough like consistency.
    Roll Oreo mixture into quarter size balls (about 1 tablespoon's worth) and place in airtight container lined with wax paper.
    Place the container in the refrigerator overnight to set or in the freezer for at least an hour.
    For the topping
    After the balls are set, melt candy candy melt (1 flavor at a time) in the microwave as per directions on package. (If the candy melt is too thick, add vegetable shortening, 1 teaspoon at a time until you reach a desirable consistency for dipping.)
    Remove Oreo balls from the refrigerator or freezer.
    Dip the Oreo balls into candy coating mixture until all covered. (I use a fork.) Once covered, remove and softly tap until excess candy melt falls off. Then place the balls on wax paper until the candy melt hardens.
    Carefully add the sprinkles to the top of the balls before the candy melt hardens.
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