Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday Food Day (Name still in discussion) - Now Edible!

Good news, bad news, readers. The bad news, we still don't have a name for our Tuesday special yet. The good news, you won't be reading about a hot mess of a meal this week. I'm starting us off with an easy snack that's perfect for around a gaming table.

There are some snackfoods that are undoubtedly "gamer fuel". Anything cheesy, crunchy, sugary, or overall unhealthy is welcome around the table, including but not limited to: Cheetos, Doritos, Cheez-Its, beef jerky, pizza, and countless sweets. What I would like to do with this segment is introduce both new gaming foods and new ways to cook with old favorites.

Oreos are always on the top 10 lists of gaming foods (or at least, on two of the three I found with a Google search.) They're delicious, crunchy, perfect alone or with milk, and a normal bag can last a gaming group, well, let's be honest, a few minutes. Allow me to introduce the Oreo Truffle, better known as chocolate-covered deliciousness. I was introduced to them from my friend at Hudocks to Haddocks: The Life, Times and Food, made a batch for Christmas, and was promptly ordered to make more. The recipe is easy, and any fan of Oreos and chocolate should love it!

Oreo Truffles
  • 1 package Oreo cookies, regular
  • 8oz (1 container) Philidelphia cream cheese, softened
  • 2 bags of semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
1. Take 6 of the cookies, finely crush them, and set aside.
2. Take the rest of the cookies and finely crush them.
3. Mix the crushed cookies and the cream cheese until well blended. Shape into 1-inch balls. After this, stick them in the freezer for a little bit so that they harden. It makes it easier when it comes to dipping.
4. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler and dip the balls in the melted chocolate. Place the balls on a wax-covered baking sheet and then sprinkle with the crumbs that were set aside.
5. Refrigerate until firm & ready to serve!

This makes about 40 truffles. It's easy to cut the recipe in half if you don't need that many. Twenty lasted DM and I a week, but then we were holding back! We don't have a food processor, so I instead used a rolling pin and some ziploc bags to crush up the cookies. Reviews of this recipe have been:
"F*ing delicious!" - DM
"I need this recipe. Also, be glad you're married, otherwise we'd be going somewhere that gay marriage is allowed so you can make me more of these forever." - Indeah's coworker #1
"The best chocolate treat I've had in years!" - Indeah's coworker #2

So if Oreos tickle your tummy in good ways, head to your kitchen and give these a try for your next game night! You won't regret it.

Happy rolling! (and eating!)

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