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October 14, 2012

oreo truffles.

These are quite unphotogenic - just know they taste amazing.

It's good to take breaks sometimes. Enjoy life, ya know.

Wake up at 9 am instead of 6 am.

Take time to eat a relaxing breakfast of steamy oats + pumpkin + banana + cinnamon + chia seeds + walnuts.

Flip your phone over so you stop seeing that maddening green blinking light, indicating a notification, out of the corner of your eye.

Get off Facebook. (Unless there's a huge message thread with some old friends you lost touch with.)

Splurge 6 dollars on a slice of "Chocolate Lovin' Spoon Cake."

Visit friends at their apartment. They might just feed you some good food and make you wonder why guys in college cook significantly more than girls. Counterintuitive, no?

I visited a guys' apartment today, and I feel like a bum for not using my kitchen as much as they do. All their cooking was from scratch. One guy made fried rice .. cooked rice. Fried an egg in butter. Added the rice. Splashed in some soy sauce. And it was awesome. Like, actually really good! He also served me hot cider, and a toasted piece of bread spread with Nutella, so the Nutella was all melty.

Another guy made a three course platter for himself. Onions sauteed in butter, with some frozen peas. A reduction of Soba sauce (distinctive smell) and fresh lemon juice spooned over a broiled salmon steak, with noodles.

I realized that what the guys' apartment has in the "real food" department, they lack in the dessert portion. Toasted bread + melty Nutella is beautiful any time, but I want real dessert after a satisfying meal. Hence these truffles. Super easy, impossible to mess up, and absolutely delicious.

They are pretty sweet (ground up Oreos, duh), but it's not a problem. Just be sure to leave time to let the truffles chill, especially if you choose to coat them in chocolate! Flavorings can definitely be added, too. I made them with my aunt before. She had coffee syrups - Raspberry and Frangelico flavored. The raspberry one added in literally qualified the truffles as illegal, and it should be done with caution, because you will want to eat them all.

Good luck! Make sure to get yo hands dirty when mixing .. just means more to lick off your fingers.

Oreo Truffles
literally the easiest thing ever. 

  • one (15.5 oz) package Oreos 
  • one (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened (using 1/3 less fat kind will still be delicious) 
  • optional - chocolate, for coating 
  1. Crush the Oreos in a food processor, till finely ground to a powder. 
  2. Mash ground Oreos with soft cream cheese. 
  3. Roll into truffles. Place on a baking sheet or platter, and chill for at least an hour, till firm. Serve cold or take out 10 - 15 mins before eating. 
  4. Optional - Coat thoroughly chilled truffles in melted semisweet chocolate.

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