"Thin" Mint Truffles

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

there really isn't anything thin about these, but they are DELISH. im going to let you all in on a little secret. you know those fabulous thin mint girl scout cookies you covet every year? well i have to let you know that walmart (yes, the evil empire) sells them. year round. and they taste the same...wahoo!

anyways, i saw this super easy recipe on pinterest, and adapted it. here goes!

thin mint truffles

you will need:
 box of fudge mint cookies (or thin mints if you have them!)
1 8 oz brick of cream cheese (i used fat free, but you can use regular)
1/2 a bag of andes (or any brand really) creme de mente baking chips
8 oz of white chocolate bakers squares or candy coating
green food coloring

take the entire box of cookies and put them in the food processor. turn it on, and crush the cookies.

in a bowl, add the crushed pieces of cookie and half a bag of the mint baking chips, and the cream cheese. make sure that the cream cheese is SOFT or your going to have a "fun" time blending it!

mix away! its going to be a little difficult with the mint chips and the cream cheese, but dont worry, it doesnt have to be perfect
line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper (this makes clean up a little easier!)

take about a tablespoon size of "dough" and make a ball with your hands. place on the tray and repeat until your out of "dough"

place the tray of truffles in the refrigerator for 30 mins to an hour. when they are chilled, the candy coating hardens much faster!

when your truffles are chilled enough, take the 8 oz bricks of white chocolate coating/ candy coating and temper. when tempering the chocolate, either over a double boiler or in the microwave, go VERY SLOWLY. white chocolate isn't exactly real chocolate and if you over heat it, it will separate. in this case add a little vegetable oil and wisk away. it will make it a little less dense and will combine again.

dip each ball and coat completely. put back on the cold tray and let harden.

to decorate, use the left over white chocolate/ candy coating and add a few drops of food coloring. i used green for mint and christmas, but you can really use any color you want! drizzle each truffle with the colored chocolate/coating for a little pizzaz!

once you let the truffles harden, your done!


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