I love baking/making food for others. It’s a wonderful way to share and let people know you’re thinking about them. Isn’t food the way to a person’s heart? I think so. 🙂
One of my go-to treats are Oreo balls. I think they’re officially called Oreo truffles though. Usually, this is my signature bring-an-item-to-a-social-event, congrats-to-my-students dessert. Making these are more cost effective than buying candy or specialty items. On average, I spend less than $10 per batch. (It does help to buy store-brand items.)
Since I started making them a few years ago, they have always been a conversation-starter.
The original recipe I used is from here. Given the occasion and for how many you’re making, the portions vary. On average, I can get about 60 truffles out of the regular recipe (it all depends on how big you make the balls).
The selling point for me – Only three ingredients, y’all. THREE!
I think the X factor is the melting chocolate you use. I don’t have a double boiler, so I microwave. I’ve used Baker’s and Ghirardelli bars, chips and confectionery coating I’ve found at Michaels’. I should probably buy several at a time, so I don’t have to wander the universe to find my favorites. Found a cool article about which chocolate to use for dipping.
It can be tedious. Rolling and mixing, waiting for the “dough” to freeze, dipping, re-freezing. Most of the time, I distract myself by catching up on podcasts or a television show, or just find a good album to sing along to.
I found some pictures from my Instagram of the finished product.
Even with all the prep time, the result is worth it. A burst of chocolaty-cookie goodness and a smile on the recipient’s face. Priceless!