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Santa Hat OREO Cookie Truffles

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) regular OREO Cookies
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) red candy melts
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 18-20 miniature marshmallows
  • White Nonpareils Sprinkles
  • Optional: vegetable oil to make the candy melts easier to work with

Instructions

  1. Pulse the full OREO Cookies (no need to separate cream from cookie) in a food processor or blender until it is in crumbs.

  2. Using a hand-held mixer, beat the cookie crumbs and cream cheese together until well combined.

  3. Roll the mixture into balls. Form those balls into tall triangles; the shape of a hat.

  4. Chill the triangle balls, covered tightly, for an hour in the fridge OR place in the freezer for 20 minutes.

  5. Once the triangles are chilled, melt the red candy melts according to package directions. You may need a teaspoon (or a few) of vegetable oil to get the chocolate thin enough to dip in. Every chocolate is a little different so if needed, I'll just add the oil slowly until it coats the truffles well.)

  6. Place the triangle OREO Cookie truffle on a fork and then spoon the melted chocolate evenly over the ball. Tap the fork holding the truffle to remove excess chocolate.

  7. Slide the truffle carefully onto parchment paper and immediately (it hardens quickly) press the miniature marshmallow on top of the hat. Allow the truffle to harden completely.

  8. Once hardened, melt the white chocolate in bursts of 15 seconds, stirring in between each burst for 15 seconds until completely melted.

  9. Dip just the marshmallow into the melted chocolate (just barely coat) and then dip in a bowl of the white sprinkles. Shake off the excess.

  10. Repeat for the  base -- dip in melted white chocolate (or spoon it on) and then dip in the bowl of sprinkles. Allow to set up at room temperature.

  11. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

Depending on how quickly you work and/or how fast the chocolate hardens, you might have to re-melt the chocolate a few times.