Truffles, yummy truffles!

 

          What girl doesn’t like chocolate? I am no exception to this.  After finding these dark chocolate mint truffles at the local candy store. They are so good. After the first couple trips for truffles, the store changed the truffles. They changed the truffle from a mint flavored chocolate center to a green mint sugary center. It was still good but not the same at all. I decided that I was going to come up with my own since $12 a pound was too expensive for just “OK” truffles. I have made different truffles over the year but the Oreo truffles was the recipe I would basis this recipe on. I save a lot making my own as well.

1 package of Thin mint cookies (I have used generic version too)

3 oz of cream cheese

Place all of this in a food processor.

Chop/blend until the mixture is smooth.

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After this is smooth, I use a tiny cookie scoop to measure out the truffles. I place each truffle onto a lined cookie sheet and place that in the freezer for a few hours. I use silicone mats since they are reusable and the truffles don’t stick to them. This process makes it easier to dip the truffle in the melt dark chocolate. I get over 6 dozen truffles per batch but that will depend on the size scoop you use or balls you make if rolling them. The cookie scoop I use is the 1 inch.

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1 1/2 bags of Hershey Dark Chocolate chips

 

I melt 1/2 a bag at a time so I don’t have to worry about the chocolate getting too cold while dipping the truffles. I melt my chocolate in the microwave til there is still lumps and stir til smooth. If melting chocolate in the microwave, be care that the bowl doesn’t retain to much heat. I use Corelle bowls since they don’t retain as much heat. After coating the truffle with chocolate, I place them back on the silicone mat, so the chocolate can set. Be careful when heating up the chocolate not to over heat the chocolate or it won’t set.

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Notice when the chocolate is dull and not shiny anymore. This means the chocolate has set and dry. If the chocolate doesn’t lose it shine than it means the chocolate was heat to hot. So you will have to refrigerate the truffles to harden but they will melt very easily if left in room temperature.

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