Before the ball drops and we all swear off sugar and gluten, take a moment to whip up a batch of these insanely addictive Cookie Truffles from Kasey's Kitchen!
1 package of Chocolate Cream Cookies (AKA Oreos)
1 8oz package of Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp milk
1 1/2 bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
Grind cookies in chopper or food processor into fine crumbs.
Mix in softened cream cheese, vanilla, and milk. Stir until evenly combined and you have a thick dough. Refrigerate dough for about an hour so it starts to harden.
Use a melon-baller to scoop round balls of the dough, place on a try lined with wax paper.
Dip cookie balls into melted chocolate. I usually use a skewer or chopstick to do this, makes things a bit easier. Don't worry about holes, you can cover up any spots with melted chocolate afterwards.
Place back on wax paper, decorate with sprinkles or crushed candy canes and place in the refrigerator for chocolate to harden before serving.
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Meet Kasey, our LA Food Blogger:
This East Coast girl has recently traded in her New England Clam Chowda for California Rolls! Kasey has been whipping up delectable dishes in her kitchen since she was 10 years old. Combining ingredients and trying new concoctions became her favorite hobby. Kasey is a fabulous food blogger representing Kasey's Kitchen, her self-proclaimed food blog! Kasey attends a ton of fun food events around town and she is sharing her fun, healthy recipes with us every week!