It's been a while since I've had a food processor. My old blender had a mediocre food processor attachment, but that eventually gave out and I longed for the days of having a machine with a motor up to the task. But space was at a premium in my old kitchen and I just couldn't justify giving one a home there. But now I have a bigger kitchen and my recent longings for making cheesecake make having a food processor on hand a good idea. So now a nothing-fancy food processor with all the features I need and just a few nice-to-have's lives in my kitchen.
And today I took it for a spin by making Mint Oreo Truffles:
Technically, you could make these without a food processor, but without one, the 20 minutes it takes to throw them together (faster if you roll the truffles faster than I do) becomes a lot longer. With a food processor, it's a matter of putting the cookies in and processing them until they form crumbs. Then you add the cream cheese and process it until a thick, pasty mixture forms. Then you roll bits of it into balls, roll those in finely grated dark chocolate, and give them a good resting spot on a tray in the refrigerator until you pack them away. No, I meant in an air-tight container! Although I suppose that kind of packing away is bound to happen anyway! Enjoy and have a sweet weekend.
- 13 oz. mint Oreos or similar sandwich cookies
- 9 oz. (1 package) cream cheese, softened
- 2-3 oz. finely grated dark chocolate
Using a food processor, crush the cookies until fine. Stir in the cream cheese. A thick, dark mixture should form.
Scoop teaspoons of the cookie mixture (a small ice cream disher works very well) and roll it into balls. Coat in the grated chocolate and place on a tray. Refrigerate and enjoy your weekend!
- Yields: 35 small truffles
- Preparation Time: 20 minutes