Saturday, November 12, 2011

Easy Vanilla Truffles

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I made these truffles a while ago.  My cousin, Rafia, was visiting from Chicago.  When Rafia was small my mom used to babysit her in the day.  She became a very special part of our family.  When she turned 4 it was time for her to go to school which meant the babysitting days were over.  Rafia lived in Markham which wasn't exactly next door to us.  I remember the last day she was at our house my mom was very upset.  I felt so sad we would no longer have Rafia at our home 5 days of the week.  So just in those few years she became such a special part of our lives.  Eventually her family moved to Chicago which was more difficult than the end of the babysitting.  Now she is a young woman and I am so proud of the person she has become.


As usual when Rafia visits from Chicago we all get together at my parent's home.  I wanted to make something for her.  I know her love of chocolate and my dad had just given me a humungous slab of chocolate.  I wanted to use the chocolate in some sort of dessert otherwise I would end up eating the whole thing which is not a good thing.  Lately I seem to have no self control when it comes to chocolate.

I made my truffles to be about 1 inch balls.  These are very sweet.  Next time I would make them 1/2 inch balls.

Vanilla Truffles 
Adapted from  Kraft Canada

1 box of Golden OREO Cookies
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
10-12 oz chocolate (mine was milk chocolate)
Chocolate sprinkles for decoration

Finely crush OREO cookies in a food processor.  Add cream cheese and blend with OREO cookies.  This step can also be done in a mixer or by hand with a spoon. 

Transfer mixture to bowl and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.  Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.  Make half inch balls with the cookie mixture and place on baking sheet.  Chill in the freezer for at least an hour.

Melt chocolate according package directions.  Remove a few of the cookies balls from the freezer so the don't all warm up and make dipping difficult.  Dip balls into melted chocolate using a toothpick.  Tap off the excess and place on parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet.  Decorate with sprinkles before the chocolate dries.  Place in fridge to dry.

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10 comments:

  1. looks so perfect and delicious..nice recipe and thanks for sharing!!

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  2. OMG ASIYAPA! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.

    You just literally made my day. I've been feeling off today. I check my feeds and see a dedication to me!

    Although I'm sure your followers/fans are thinking, "What the heck does this Rafiki have to do with truffles?"

    P.S. I LOVE YOU

    And I have no self-control when it comes to chocolate. But I am giving myself one day a week to indulge a litte, thanks to your truffles... I can't deny myself of my one and only true love that will never break my heart... maybe my pants though ;)

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  3. Asi,

    Love the recipe and the tribute to the one and only Rufmaster!!! But won't such praise go to her head???? :)

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  4. Love you too Ruffs!

    Nasham: I had actually written more in the original post but thought it was getting a little too personal so I cut it down...and go to her head!!! Never!!!!

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  5. Wow these sound so delish and seem pretty easy to make! I'm going to give them a go this wkend, the first recipe I'll be trying from ur blog :-)

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  6. looks simply delicious and mouthwatering. Excellent chocolate

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  7. So sweet of you to make this treat for Rafia
    they look mouthwatering

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  8. Looks fabulous! You can't go wrong with anything chocolate :)

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  9. So good!! Cream cheese, oreos, choc!! Need to make these asap.

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