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Crème de Menthe Cookie Truffles



Crème de Menthe Cookie Truffles
These simple and impressive truffles will delight guests at your next gathering.
Ingredients:
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
Directions:
  1. Break cookies in half and place into Manual Food Processor; cover and pump handle to form very fine crumbs. Add cream cheese; process until dough forms. Using level Small Scoop, scoop cookie mixture onto Medium Sheet Pan lined with Parchment Paper; roll into balls.
  2. In Small Micro-Cooker®, microwave chocolate candies, uncovered, on HIGH 1-1 1/2 minutes or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Cool slightly. Dip truffles into chocolate; place onto pan. Let stand 5 minutes or until chocolate is set.
  3. In (1-cup/250-mL) Prep Bowl, microwave chocolate morsels, uncovered, on HIGH 30-60 seconds or until melted, stirring every 15 seconds. Spoon chocolate into small resealable plastic bag; trim corner of bag and drizzle chocolate over truffles. Let stand 10 minutes or until chocolate is set. Store truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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.