I’m not big on the whole Valentine’s Day thing…never was. I can’t see spending an astronomical amount of money on flowers that you can buy for 1/2 the price 2 weeks prior. I’m not a huge fan of boxed chocolates…what exactly are in those cream filled things anyway? But I do love making a nice meal the night of. However, the older my children get, the harder it is to plan this type of event with all of their social events and sports games. So since they seem to get a gourmet meal 90% of the time anyway, I don’t feel any sort of pressure to WOW them on this day. (YEAH BLOG!) My hubby, kids and I have a wonderful relationship and we tell each other we love them every day (and sometimes 10 times a day depending on how the day is going), who needs a card or a date on the calendar to remind me to do that?! But every now and then I like to sneak in a little surprise. Like these heart shaped truffles I made for them the other night. I found these new Oreo’s called Berry Burst Ice Cream and thought “Hey, they’re pink, would be great for V-Day!” They LOVED them but I have to warn you, they’re VERY sweet (and addicting!).
Berry Burst Oreo Heart Truffles
1 Package Berry Burst Ice Cream Oreos
1-8oz. Package Cream Cheese
1 c. White Chocolate
Pink Sugar Crystals (or red)
Crush the Oreos in a food processor until they are fine then add them to a mixing bowl. Add in the cream cheese and mix well. (I found it easier to use my hands). Line a 9×9 baking pan with wax paper and press in the Oreo mixture so that it is even, then place in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Remove the paper from the pan and place on a flat surface. Using a heart shaped cookie cutter (approx. 1 1/2″), cut out the heart shapes and line on a sheet pan lined with wax paper. Melt the chocolate according to package instructions and drizzle over the hearts. Sprinkle immediately with the sugar before the chocolate dries. Store them in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve. You can also roll some into balls and dip them in the chocolate to make a mixed plate.
Shared at Weekend Potluck 2/10/12
Shared at Everyday Mom’s Meals Church Supper 2/11/12