Showing love through food...

January 24, 2011
It's what I do.
It's what my momma does.
It's what my daddy does.
It's just the way I was raised.

What do you do when you're overwhelmed with love?  

By darn it, you make the sweetest confection you can fathom.  What makes one overwhelmed with love?  What could be the sweetest confection?  The answers lie in babies and chocolate.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure and honor to witness my girlfriend's first son being born.  It was definitely one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had.  Just a side note, I cried harder than the new mom and dad put together.  I'm a softy when it comes to babies...

Nothing can top the feeling of witnessing the very second a life begins.  I decided to keep spirits high and channel my overwhelming love into a chocolate truffle.  

These truffles, like most others have a hard chocolate shell with a soft, luscious center.  They're simple to make and it's comforting to know that no matter how un-perfect they may look, they will always taste divine.  Bad truffle? An oxymoron that has never actually existed.
Cookies and Cream Truffles
Slightly adapted from chocolate & carrots


Ingredients

1 package (8 ounces) of 1/3 less fat softened cream cheese
16 ounce bag of Oreos (any of your favorite icing filled cookie will do just fine)
dark chocolate for melting and dipping
white chocolate for decoration
  • Crush cookies using a food processor until it is pretty fine. I happen to just put my cookies in a big Ziplock and took out some aggression with a rolling pin. 
  • Add the cream cheese to cookie crumbs and combine.
  • Form balls and let chill in the fridge for about 45-60 minutes.  Or pop them into the freezer for about 25 minutes.
  • Roll into smooth balls using the palms of your hands.
  • Melt your dark chocolate over a double boiler.
  • Dip each ball in the chocolate and remove any excess chocolate.
  • Place on parchment paper and let them chill in the fridge for another hour.
  • Melt your white chocolate over a double boiler.
  • Drizzle the white chocolate over the truffles.
  • Put back in the fridge and share the love!



3 comments:

mywanderingspoon said...

Very nice:)

sweetsbysillianah said...

i make these delicious bites all the time (as pops) but wow, yours look so beautiful! congrats to your friends and their new baby! =)

foodies at home said...

Thats how my family show love also! Beautiful truffles...and Congrats on the little bundle of joy!

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