Sparkly Lumps of Coal Oreo Truffles are really easy to make so you can step back and let the kids have fun then devour them while their asleep… or share.
I’ve always been taught, even while I was a child myself that we should look to children and be like them. Children are humble, teachable, forgiving and so innocent. Can you imagine if people of the world chose to be like that? Love solves all things and children are full of it for sure. We were busy making sparkly lumps of coal oreo truffles for the neighbors when our youngest daughter taught us something important.
We had just processed the oreos into a fine crumb and we were adding the cream cheese to make the truffles when she asked why we were making coal. I explained it was just a funny and delicious gift for the neighbors because we always say to be good or Santa will put coal in your stocking. She let it go and I stuck the truffles in the fridge to make them easier to work with. She ran off to play and 30 minutes later I called the girls back to roll the truffles.
So there we were, rolling truffles, dipping them in chocolate and rolling them in sparkly sprinkles when she brought it up again, “why does Santa bring coal sometimes?” Cade explained that if you weren’t a good girl that instead of toys and goodies Santa would only put coal in your stocking. She sat and pondered for a moment while using a spoon to scoop the sprinkles all over the truffles, her eyes full of light as thought on things.
Suddenly she said, “but guys, coal let’s you make fire to keep you warm during the cold winter, so even if Santa gave a little kid coal it still means he loves them and wants them to be happy because he gave the child something to stay warm.”
And that my friends is why we are so blessed to have such optimistic, happy children. I’ve had a new outlook this holiday season, find the blessing in the trial no matter what because it still means He loves you.
Sparkly Lumps of Coal Oreo Truffles
- 1 Package Oreos
- 8 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
- 1 Block Milk Chocolate Dipping Chocolate
- 1 Container Black Sugar Sprinkles
- In a food processor, add the oreos and process until they are completely broken down. Add the cream cheese and process until smooth. Scoop into a bowl and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
- Scoop rounded tablespoons of the dough into your hands, and roll gently into clumps. Don't worry about getting them perfectly round as the more clumpy the more like real coal.
- Meanwhile, melt down the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring each time until smooth. Allow to cool for a minute.
- Place sparkly sugar in a dish.
- Using a fork, drop a truffle in the chocolate and roll over to coat entirely. Gently lift out the truffle and balance the fork on the edge of the measuring cup so the chocolate can drip off and set just a little. Drop in the sugar and use a spoon to scoop the sprinkles all over the truffle. Gently lift with the spoon to the baking sheet to set. Repeat until all truffles are used.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge or very cool place. Eat within a day and do not allow them to gather condensation or they will sweat the black dye.
Delicious oreos dipped in peppermint white chocolate