Candy · Chocolate · Dessert · Valentine's Day

Day 2- Swoon Worthy Oreo Truffles for Valentine’s Day

Two Words… Oreo Truffles.

Nothing could be easier than these three ingredient Oreo Truffles. I warn you, they are incredibly addictive.

Simply take 1 package of regular or mint flavored Oreos and place all the Oreos in a food processor. Pulse the cookies until finally ground. Remove about 2 tsp of crushed cookies and set it aside for garnish. Add 1 8oz package of plain cream cheese to the ground cookies and continue to pulse until the Oreos and the cream cheese are smooth (it should start to look like a thick paste).

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Scoop balls of dough on a parchment lined sheet pan and gently, with your hands, roll them into smooth balls. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes to firm them up. Once firm, dip the cookie dough into melted dark chocolate and set back onto the parchment to harden.

I like to sprinkle a little bit of the reserved crushed cookies on top of each truffle before the chocolate hardens.

Make a double batch and freeze them for later!

-K

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Candy · Caramels

A new year, but I am the same old me

2016 you were a real monster.

I spent most of the year processing a horrible breakup and just trying to get by one day at a time. As the year progressed, I found myself feeling more and more lost. It’s officially 2017, 1 day down, 355 to go and although I never set New Years resolutions (insert cliché resolution here to lose weight), I am declaring that this is the year I finally find and do the things that make me happy.

What are those things I speak of? Well, I honestly don’t know. I do know I find joy, comfort and solace in food. Food has been my creative outlet of expression for the better part of the last 10 years. Cooking calms me down when I am mad, it gives me purpose when I am feeling low and it makes me happy when I am hungry.

I do not pretend to be the best writer in the world, I apologize in advance for my grammatical errors, or know everything there is to know about baking. This is my way of sharing my ups and downs, through food, including my successes and failures. 2017 here I come!

To start the year off on the right foot, I made one of my absolute favorite things- Caramels. I have always been a caramel over chocolate kinda girl. I was probably in high school the first time I made caramels with my mom. She got out my Grandma’s WWII cookbook which had a really basic recipe. The cookbook itself fascinated me, still does to this day. The book is full of creative recipes that used minimal items, as there were various food shortages during that time frame. Food has evolved a lot since then, so many of the recipes in the book are probably pretty meh, the caramel recipe though is still my absolute favorite recipe with a few edits on my end.

Recipe: Vanilla Caramels