|15||crème-filled chocolate-mint sandwich cookies|
|2||oz (60 g) cream cheese, softened|
|1||pkg (4.67 oz) crème de menthe chocolate candies, unwrapped (about 28 candies total)|
|1/4||cup (50 mL) semi-sweet chocolate morsels|
Yield: About 1 1/2 dozen truffles
Nutrients per serving: (1 truffle): Calories 90, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 40 mg, Carbohydrate 10 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 1 g
Cook's Tips: Variations: Vanilla-Almond Cookie Truffles: Substitute creme-filled vanilla sandwich cookies for the chocolate-mint sandwich cookies. Add 1/2 tsp (2 mL) almond extract to cookie and cream cheese mixture. Process and shape truffles as directed in Step 1. Omit crème de menthe chocolate candies. Roll truffles in 1/2 cup (125 mL) toasted, finely chopped almonds. Substitute white chocolate morsels for the semi-sweet chocolate morsels in Step 3.
Peanutty-Chocolate Cookie Truffles: Substitute 12 peanut butter sandwich cookies for the chocolate-mint sandwich cookies. Increase cream cheese to 3 oz (90 g). Process and shape truffles as directed in Step 1. Omit crème de menthe chocolate candies. Roll truffles in 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely chopped dry-roasted peanuts. Drizzle with melted semi-sweet chocolate morsels as directed in Step 3.