Saturday, October 29, 2011

Football Oreo Truffles

By: Christy

Growing up in KY where UK Basketball takes the cake and then onto a small private liberal arts college with no football team, I never truly understand the true awesomeness of tailgating. But living in state of Alabama for 4 years and now in Nashville for almost 5, I quickly learned that the SEC/football is a way of life. Tailgating is part of every day life for people that live in the south. Everyone has their team's canopy tailgating tents, coolers, corn hole boards, grills, clothing, coozies, and the best  part of tailgating…. The food. 

Tailgating food that automatically comes to mind are hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ, chips, dip, fruits/veggies, tater salad, baked beans and THE SWEETS! Cookies, brownies, dessert bars….basically anything bite sized and finger friendly is tailgating approved when it comes to sweets. The recipe I am going to share today is ULTRA EASY, super cute, and perfect for tailgating! Oreo truffles shaped like footballs. 

1 package of oreos (cookie and filling included)
1 8 oz package cream cheese
1 package milk chocolate bark coating
couple ounces white chocolate

Food process the oreos (I usually  leave out about 7 oreos from the package to ensure a nice packing consistency with the cream cheese). Mix oreo crumbs with softened cream cheese. 

Shape the truffles in desired shape (for this I did football shaped). Stick shaped balls in freezer for 15 minutes. While balls are getting cold melt the chocolate bark according to the instructions on the back of the packaging.  
Dip balls in melted chocolate. Let dry. Then melt white chocolate and decorate as needed using a fine circular icing tip or a zip lock bag with a corner tip cut off. 

Just a note: these are very dense little desserts and it doesn't take much to make a satisfying little bite sized treat!

Recipe from Bakerella

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