These are not necessarily good-for-you treats, but are definitely a favorite for holidays! This year I used peppermint cookies (the Trader Joe’s version of oreos – JoJos), and they were even more festive. These are always a hit – enjoy!
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Makes 60 truffles
1 12-oz package white chocolate chips or candy melts
1 pkg (8oz) 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
1 pkg Oreo cookies (regular, not double-stuff), 15.5 oz package
Chop entire package of Oreos with a food processor or a food chopper (like Pampered Chef hand-held food chopper). Mix with cream cheese. Scoop balls of the mixture using a small handheld cookie scoop. Place balls in freezer (on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper) until firm.
Melt chocolate chips in microwave (30 second intervals) or double boiler.
Dip balls in melted chocolate one at a time, and place on parchment paper until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
**Note** Do NOT use good white chocolate chips (even Ghirardelli), since these are more likely to seize and not melt properly. Use the cheap white chocolate chips or white chocolate candy bark/candy melts – they melt best!
Total Fat: 4.3 g
Saturated Fat: 2.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.8 g
Cholesterol: 2.7 mg
Sodium: 54.8 mg
Potassium: 9.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 8.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
Sugars: 3.8 g
Protein: 0.6 g