So remember that executive decision I made in the last post? I totally got over ruled by Jim. Let’s just say he was a big fan of the Oreo Truffles and was hoping I’d make more (so that he could steal a few!). I whipped up two more batches of the Oreo balls last week during one of Jackson’s naps and finished coating them a couple days later after he went down for the night. Being able to work on these in shifts really made it easy to accomplish so many, I just popped the balls in the freezer until I had more time to finish with the Almond Bark.
Another great thing about this recipe? Super easy to adapt to make it vegan! I used Newman’s Own Sandwich Cookies and Tofutti’s Better Than Cream Cheese. Jim and I did a blind taste test and both of us agreed that it was really difficult to tell the difference between the two. The Oreo ones had a more dynamic flavor but the Newman ones had a better, smoother taste.
As for the packaging, I was able to find everything I needed at Michael’s. The cute baker’s twine is courtesy of good ol’ Martha Stewart and the great porcelain dishes were only a buck each! The little tags are left over from a fair or something. We did a basic calculation and found that we were able to make 6 little gifts for under $20. Not too bad.
All in all, I think T&T Holiday Trials 2009 were a success…at increasing our belt line! Next year everyone is getting heating pads.