Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thin Mint Truffles

Friends, this is probably one of the easiest recipes you will see.  Truly. There is no baking.  You will need three ingredients.  Four, if you want to decorate them.  But when you eat them, you will feel like you worked hard enough to eat the whole batch.  I quickly mailed most of mine out to my Bakin' Friend to protect myself.
Thin Mint Truffles
one 9 oz box Girl Scout Thin mints (or use Grasshopper cookies) crushed
4 ounces softened cream cheese
dark chocolate candy melts or dark chocolate almond bark
sprinkles of your choice for decorating
Crush cookies either in a food processor or place them in a large Ziploc and crush with your rolling pin (my option of choice).  You will want them to be a very fine crumb.
Place crushed cookies in a large bowl and mix with cream cheese.  Most likely you will need to use your hands to really mix the cream cheese in.  Keep mixing until cream cheese is completely incorporated and no longer visible.  Roll into about 1 inch balls and place on parchment lined baking sheet.  Chill in your refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Dip the truffles in the melted almond bark or candy melts, using a toothpick. Shake off any excess chocolate.  Place on parchment lined baking sheet and immediately add your sprinkles.  Chill for at least an hour, or until chocolate is firm.
Rumor has it people also make these with Oreos. I might need to try that.  I thought these truffles were a perfect little bite of mint and chocolate.  I think I still have one more box of Thin Mints in the pantry. Right next to a package of Oreos......