Sunday, December 13, 2009

Truffle Truffle Toil and Truffle

Another baking day and holiday recital day at the house. Of course, no writing today, but oh, the fun of making Oreo Truffles with my DD. The recipe is super easy. I wish I could take credit for it, but one of my writing friends at the Writing Playground shared this last year on their blog, and I couldn't resist making it.

Now Oreo Truffles are a total staple.

I'm sharing the recipe because it is yummy and it is very easy to make. Even a child could help make these delightful treats. My DD makes them and gives them away to her friends at their request. Here's the recipe:

OREO TRUFFLES

1 Package of Oreo Cookies
1 8 oz block of philadelphia cream cheese (I use 1/3 less fat)
white, dark or milk chocolate (white chocolate hardens the fastest)

Grind the package of Oreo Cookies (3 sleeves) in food processor till it is super powdery. Pour into a bowl, add one block of cream cheese and mix by hand. Roll into small balls and put onto a cookie sheets  covered in wax paper. Freeze for 30 minutes. Melt chocolate (dark, white or milk) and dip each frozen ball into it. Put onto wax paper lined cookie sheet, put in fridge and harden (can do overnight).

Voila! Total Yumminess!!

Now The Writing Playground is special to me because it is comprised of members of the Heart of Dixie. Two of the writers are published and all the rest are PRO. One of them is even a Golden Heart finalist. Check out their blog site. But don't stop there. Check out their web page.

The Writing Playground has tons of great recipes for successful writing, too! One of my favorites is not on the website (or at least wasn't last time I checked). Kira Sinclair gave a CRAFT CORNER at one of our meeting about how to put together a simple and effective synopsis. Bar none, this is my go to lesson for all my synopsis work. In addition to that, they've lead author discussions and prepared my chapter for pitching at the National Seminar.

They Rock!

This holiday season is about sharing, but when we belong to writing chapters where we are treated to all the knowledge they have to offer us. I appreciate all the RWA and the writing chapters offer us. I hope that if you are writing, you have found the support network you need to stay in the game.

Happy Holidays and Enjoy the OREO TRUFFLES!


10 comments:

Zoe said...

It's a good thing we do have Oreo's here. We've had them a good while now.

Christine said...

Zoe, that's great! I hope you make them. They are so easy and so decadent. And you really don't need to use full fat cream cheese. They are very delicious with a 1/3 less fat cream cheese.

Ellen B said...

Gonna have to give those a try, they sound excellent :)

Christine said...

I had one along with breakfast--extremely naughty :)

Martha W said...

Ah, now I know what to make with the kiddos tonight!! Great recipe Christine! Thanks.

Christine said...

You're welcome! They are perfect to make with little ones.

Problem Child said...

Those Oreos sound like a good child-friendly project!

And I'm glad you find the Playground helpful and inspiring. That's what we hoped for when we put it together. (And big things are about to happen -- once we get through the holidays -- so stay tuned!)

Christine said...

Problem Child: I totally find the Writing Playground awesome. I love my easy synopsis, the pitch and all the companionship. And I am very excited about all your changes. Woohoo!

Gwen Hernandez said...

Another yummy-sounding, easy recipe (I love no-bake ideas). Thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

You're welcome Gwen. The Oreo Truffles shared by the friends at the Writing Playground is a fan favorite here. Very easy. All cooking skill levels can do it.