January 25, 2013 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Oreo Truffles (makes 3.5 Dozen)

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16oz) package Oreo cookies
  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 (8oz) packages semi-sweet baking chocolate

Instructions:

  • Melt chocolate in an uncovered pot on low heat. Use rubber spatula to stir and break up chunks.
  • Crush 9 cookies to fine crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, and reserve for later use. Crush remaining 36 cookies to fine crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, and place in a medium bowl.
  • Add cream cheese to crushed cookies in bowl and mix until well blended.
  • Roll cookie mixture into approximately 42 balls (about 1” in diameter).
  • Dip balls in chocolate, and use two forks to lift from pot (to allow excess chocolate to run off). Place on wax paper-covered baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle reserved cookie crumbs on chocolate balls.
  • Refrigerate until firm (about 1 hour).

Milky Way Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups ice cubes
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 2oz vanilla-flavored vodka
  • 2oz white crème de cacao
  • 2oz Irish crème liqueur
  • 1 tbsp chocolate syrup

Instructions:

  • Chill a martini glass by filling it with ½ cup of ice and cold water.
  • Place 1 cup of ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Pour the vanilla-flavored vodka, white crème de cacao, and Irish crème liqueur over the ice in the cocktail shaker. Cover and shake vigorously.
  • Dump the ice and water from the martini glass and drizzle chocolate syrup inside the glass.
  • Strain the cocktail into the glass to serve.

Recipe Sources: allrecipes.com.