In my house, Superbowl Sunday is the second biggest pig-out day of the year, eclipsed only slightly by Thanksgiving. The nacho platters seem bottomless, bacon accompanies everything, and there is a different flavor wing presented at the beginning of each quarter. (Shout out to third-quarter honey garlic!) However much I stuff myself, the game isnâ€™t complete until my sweet tooth is satisfied. This year, I made these adorable chocolate football truffles. The recipe, nabbed from Bakerella, is incredibly simple with only three ingredients and no baking. The shaping and decorating, however, is a labor of love. If you have the time to devote to them, theyâ€™re as melt-in-your-mouth delicious as the Saintsâ€™ win will be. — Katie D. Click for the kick-off!
Chocolate Football Truffles
Makes 30-36 footballs
1 Package Oreo cookies
1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
Milk chocolate and white chocolate bark or chips for decoration
1) Remove 7 Oreo cookies and put aside. (Go ahead, eat them — I wonâ€™t judge you! You donâ€™t need the whole package.) In a food processor or Ziploc bag, crush the remaining Oreos into a fine consistency.
2) Stir softened cream cheese into crushed cookies. Use the back of a large spoon to help mash the two together.
3) Shape mixture into little footballs and place on a wax paper-covered cookie sheet. Place sheet in the freezer for about 5 minutes — this will help keep the mixture from falling apart during the next step.
4) Melt the milk chocolate bark or chips as directed on package. Dip the footballs in the melted chocolate, covering them completely. Tap off the extra chocolate and set footballs aside to harden.
5) Melt the white chocolate bark or chips as directed on package. Use the melted white chocolate to pipe rings and laces on to the football. )You donâ€™t need fancy piping equipment for this; I used a Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off.)