Thursday, December 19, 2013

Peppermint Oreo Bites

Peppermint Oreo Bites
makes 2 dozen

1 (8 Oz.) Package Cream Cheese, Softened
1 Package (15.25 Oz.) Oreo Cookies, Finely Crushed
1 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract
1 Package (4.25 Oz.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
2-3 Candy canes, Crushed 

Mix cream cheese, Oreos, and peppermint extract until well blended.  Form into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Place cookie sheet in the freezer to allow the bites to firm up.  For the coating, place a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water.  Pour the chocolate chips in the bowl and stir until chocolate is smooth.  Drop the bits into the chocolate to coat, and place back on the parchment paper.  Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.  Place bites in the fridge for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.

I don't think I even need to tell you how amazing and addictive these little guys are.  One tip I have is to use a food processor to crush the oreos.  I just beat mine with a rolling pin in a plastic bag which makes for lumpy looking bits.  Crushing them completely in a food processor will eliminate the lumpy problem.  Oreos.  Peppermint.  Cream cheese. Happy Holidays!    

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