During my laptop free life, I made possibly the easiest, tastiest treats ever known to man and it caused me a lot of sadness to know I couldn't instantly share the joy with all of you chocoholics out there. Fear not, because I've been saving up all of my excitement about these beauties for all this time ready to post about once I had a working laptop at my fingertips.
I'm talking about Oreo chocolate truffles. Three ingredients, no baking, no fuss, what more could you ever need in life?
To make these beautiful little things, all you need is:
two 154g packets of oreos (I used the ones with chocolate creme just to add a bit of extra chocolatey goodness)
1 tub of Chocolate philadelphia (they work just as well with just ordinary cream cheese but once again I decided a bit of extra chocolate wouldn't go amiss)
150g milk chocolate
To start, put the oreos in a plastic bag (or whizz them in a food processor if you're fancier than I am) and take out your frustrations on the biscuits with a rolling pin until the oreos are ground into fine crumbs.
Pour the ground up oreos into a bowl with the cream cheese and mix together until it is all combined.
Take a small amount of the mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat this until you have used up all of the mixture.
Put the balls into the fridge for 30 minutes or so.
Just before you remove the balls from the fridge, melt your chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a saucepan of water or in the microwave.
You've got a few options at this point. You could easily add lollipop sticks to the balls to turn them into cake pops as this will make the coating a bit more even all over or just leave them as I did and hope that the lucky recipients of these treats are too busy enjoying the taste to notice the imperfect presentation.
Coat each ball in chocolate and then put back into the fridge for about 30 mins until the chocolate has set.
Remove from the fridge about 10 minutes before serving, you could even go crazy and cover them in glitter like I did (yes, I was hoping the glitter would hide the parts where the chocolate coating had come off!)
See what I mean about them being easy to make? You'd be crazy not to give them a go!