Friday, January 9, 2009

Some Sweets: Two in One

Most years for Christmas, I enjoy making mounds upon mounds of various Christmas candies and cookies. I deliver them to neighbors, the mailman, family and of course, Matt's work. This year I took it easy and made less than a HANDFUL of goodies-but enough of each to still share the love.

Oreo Truffles~ the recipe everyone already has...

1 (16 ounce) package OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, divided
1 (8 ounce) package PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 (8 ounce) packages Semi-Sweet chocolate chips, melted
2 T. white chocolate chips
Promptly eat several oreos. Hand over oreos to begging children also, lest you be unfair. THEN~
Crush remaining 36 cookies to fine crumbs; place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1-inch in diameter.
Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use. PS. Anytime I have leftover dipping chocolate, I find something to dip or drizzle. This time was raisins...and oh la la---I liked them almost as much as the oreos. Almost.)
Put the white chocolate chips in a sandwich baggy and pound away your frustrations. OR let little fingers pound until crushed with rolling pin or itsy kitchen drawer hammer. Both are great for pounding.
Sprinkle white chocolate crumbs on top of dark chocolate truffles~BEFORE they cool.
Ta-Da! Who knew four ingredients could be so elegant?!?
Now-for a recipe NOBODY has...
Peanut Butter Fudge.
When I got this fudge recipe years ago, I decided right then and there I would be devoted to it for the rest of my life. I no longer try other peanut butter fudge recipes. These are just too good. And for the record: Matt thinks so too.
Put 2 c. sugar and 2/3 c. milk into saucepan and boil to softball stage (or 235 degrees)
Remove from heat.
Add 1 c. EACH marshmellow fluff and peanut butter and then 1 t. vanilla. Stir well and pour into a greased 8x8 pan.
Cool. Slice. and E.N.J.O.Y.
PS. For my brittle recipe, go HERE.
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1 comment:

Leah said...

I agree. I love this peanut butter fudge recipe. I'm going to make it right now with my kids.
(I'm craving something sweet!)