Peppermint Oreo Truffles

Well, I started this post on the 23rd, which is an appropriate day to post about candy cane topped-oreo truffles.  Then I got busy.  Then we went out of town.  Now we're back.  So, here we are with the peppermint oreo truffles.  I would like to state that these are so good you could/should certainly make them anytime of the year!

If you can't find peppermint Oreos, the mint Oreos would be divine I'm sure. OR you could use regular oreos and add 1/2tsp-1 tsp peppermint extract. (The only place I've found peppermint Oreos is in the back of Target by the Christmas candy.)

Peppermint Oreo Truffles
1 package peppermint Oreos (or any Double-Stuff Oreos)
1 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
1 bag semi-sweet, milk chocolate, or white chocolate chips (pictured is milk chocolate but we equally enjoy the white chocolate covered truffles)
2 Tb vegetable oil
2 crushed candy canes
Wax paper

Toss all of the Oreos in the food processor and pulse until they are crushed.  (Or toss them in a gallon size bag and smash them with a rolling pin.) Then add in the cream cheese and mix until incorporated.  Roll the Oreo mixture into balls (I usually get around 30 balls) and set them on a plate.  Unwrap the candy canes and put them in a sandwich bag and crush them with a rolling pin or meat cleaver.  Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave 1 minute at a time, until smoothly melted.  Stir in the vegetable oil.  Roll the balls in the melted chocolate with a spoon and remove them to a wax paper-lined baking sheet.  Sprinkle the truffles with the crushed candy canes and then place them in the freezer for 20 minutes or until chocolate is set.  Enjoy!

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