Monday, February 13, 2012

A Valentine For You...

I love Valentines Day. I love giving gifts and treats to loved ones letting them know I am happy to have them in my life. I don't bake or make treats that often anymore, but I decided if I am going to make it a treat, it should be for Valentines Day. I decided to make little boxes of oreo truffles for some of my friends, and if my hubby is lucky enough there may be an extra one for him ;) If you haven't made a Valentines treat yet, try these out, they are scrumptious! Not only did I make the regular oreo truffles, I made up a new one. A coconut oreo truffle. These are AMAZING. Yes, it deserves all caps to emphasize how delicious they are. If you are a coconut lover, and you know I am!- you will love these, and hopefully someone you love with love them as well :)

Coconut Oreo Truffles

1 package golden oreos (not the chocolate ones, make sure they are the golden)
8 oz cream cheese
scant 1/2 tsp both coconut and almond extract
scant 1/2 cup sweetened toasted coconut
toasted un-sweetened coconut for sprinkling
vanilla candy melts

Pulse oreos in food processor or crush them until they are a fine crumb, Mix scant 1/2 tsp coconut extract and scant 1/2 tsp almond extract with cream cheese. Add sweetened toasted coconut. Roll into about 1/2 ounce balls (I made mine 3/4 oz but wish I would have made them a bit smaller). Let them set in fridge for about an hour-or freezer for 15 minutes. Coat in vanilla candy melts or white chocolate, then sprinkle with unsweetened toasted coconut. Enjoy!

Here is a link to the regular oreo truffles. But note, I don't divide my oreos because I don't sprinkle the tops of mine with crushed oreos. You can do that if you want though :)