This weekend is the annual Manly Man Feast in the Elders Quorum. As the reigning champ two years running (I won the top prize the first year and took first in my category last year), I have a reputation to uphold.
For those of you who might not remember, the Manly Man Feast is where the elders cook and the sisters judge. The evening is dominated with manly things like sports trivia and power tools. One year, the activities committee went so far as to create center pieces using “bouquets” of screw drivers. It’s always fun.
My entry this year and, I might add, the upcoming champion in the dessert category, is Oreo Truffles. Here’s the recipe:
- 1 pkg of Oreos–Using the double-stuffed makes everything extra creamy
- 8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 pkg of melting chocolate or chocolate chips
Melt the chocolate using a double-boiler or other means. Be careful not to get the chocolate too hot; you’ll be dipping your fingers in it in just a minute.
Crush the Oreos using a food processor until you get fine crumbs (no large chunks). Combine the crushed Oreos with the cream cheese and mix until combined. Using your hands, roll the Oreo mix into small balls about an inch to an inch and a half in diameter (about the size of a cherry chocolate).
Using your fingers, dip the balls into the melted chocolate and place them on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper. Throw the balls into the fridge to set for at least an hour.
Serve, enjoy, repeat as often as you like.
As a variation, roll the freshly dipped balls in nuts, coconut, candy sprinkles, or toffee chips.