Friday, February 3, 2012

Sweet Super Bowl Idea

So - remember when I posted my recipe for the candy cane truffles? Well, I just found this recipe from Three Many Cooks. LOVE these ladies! They are one of my favorites. They came up with the genius idea of turning them into FOOTBALLS! It's the perfect pop in your mouth treat for the big game. It's a little more time consuming to make them look this cute, but I think it's totally worth it! I am thinking that you could use easily use team colors for another twist (Brown and orange anybody? maybe NEXT year!)

What are you making for the big game?

Maggy’s Oreo Truffle Footballs
Makes 2 dozen
1 package (18 ounces) Oreo cookies
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 package (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate
3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 tube Betty Crocker white decorating icing (fitted with the writing tip)
Process Oreos to crumbs in a food processor; add cream cheese; continue to process until completely incorporated. Divide mixture into 24 portions, and working one at a time, roll mixture around to form a ball and then back and forth to form an oval, tapering ends to form a football shape. Place on a waxed-paper lined baking sheet. Freeze until solid, at least one hour or up to several days ahead.
Meanwhile, microwave chocolate and shortening on high power until melted, about 2 minutes (or heat in a medium heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water).  Working one at a time, use a pick to dip balls in the chocolate, rolling around to coat all sides; return to lined baking sheet. When truffles have set, use icing to form football markings. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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