Kids (and adults) seem to just love carbs and sugar–so I’m always trying to balance that out with some protien. That’s one of the things I think is neat about the Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese–It’s really a combination of cream cheese and greek yogurt that has 4X the protien and half the fat of traditional cream cheese. Not only that, but it also has live and active cultures from the yogurt–which is good for you too!
Walmart had me introduce this product last year, and now that it’s been updated (it used to only be twice the protien, now it’s 4x! Also they now have strawberry whipped! Yum!) they asked if I could share it with you again and give a recipe to use.
Typically I’m pretty basic with my cream cheese. I like it spread on toast or bagels–sometimes I use it as a spread on an egg sandwich. I’ve got a Mock Alfredo Sauce that uses cream cheese in the recipe, and for parties I like to take my homemade pepper jelly and pour it over a brick to be eaten with crackers.
But since we’ve just been through the holidays with all their excellent sweets, and Valentines Day isn’t too far off on the horizon, I thought I’d share a simple but elegant looking recipe for a decadent treat perfect for sharing at parties or giving as a gift: Cookie Truffles
These truffles are super duper easy and only take three ingredients. Sandwich cookies and cream cheese (Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese of course) for the filling and candy melts (white or chocolate) for dipping. Of course you can dress them up with sprinkles as well.
The key to this recipe is the food processor. I find a food processor to be a wonderful tool for making your own breadcrumbs, grinding up vegetables for relish or in this case pulverizing cookies!
You simply put your cookies in the food processor (I used only the chocolate ones) and chop until they are a fine powder.
Next just chunk the entire bar of softened cream cheese into the bowl. Whir everything around (do it in about half minute pulses so you don’t burn out your motor) until it forms a paste.
Use a small cookie scoop (or your hands–but that’s way messier) to form your balls. Place them on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. When all your filling is formed, place it in the fridge to chill for a bit.
Meanwhile melt your candy melts. You can either do this in a double boiler, or in the microwave. This video shows you how to melt them in the microwave–be careful, if you over cook them they turn all grainy and you can’t recover it.
Then you simply dip your chilled cookie truffle centers into the candy! I place them back onto the wax paper and sprinkle immediately with any sprinkles so that the decorations stick.
Beautiful and tasty! Enjoy!
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Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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