Wednesday, February 6, 2013

80's Movie Marathon and Vegan Oreo Truffles!

Oreo Truffles. I can't believe these are vegan!

It's been quite a while, but I've returned with a fantastic, vegan-friendly recipe! My lovely and coincidentally vegan friend, Emily, introduced me to it. This recipe is very simple, (and pairs well with a marathon of 80's movies when you're not feeling so well). These movies could include, (but are not limited to) the likes of St. Elmo's FireSay Anything..., and The Breakfast Club. Without further ado, here's this easy and yummy recipe. The non-vegan version would require regular cream cheese, but I'm sure would taste just as fabulous!

Ingredients

1 package of Oreos
4 oz. of vegan cream cheese
1 package of vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips, (I recommend the Trader Joe's kind)
2 tablespoons of almond milk (optional)

Directions

(1) Crush the Oreos in a large bowl and blend them with the cream cheese.

(2) Melt the chocolate chips in a separate bowl, (I used the microwave, but you could use the double-boiler method if you're feeling fancy). NOTE: I also added a couple of tablespoons of almond milk per Emily's advice, though this is completely optional.

(3) Roll the Oreo/cream cheese mixture into tablespoonful sized balls and dip them in the melted chocolate. Place these on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. 

(4) Stick them in the freezer for 30 minutes before serving cold. Voila! Oreo Truffles!

Happy baking, (and happy travels to my dear friend Emily who leaves for Taiwan today)!

Love Always,
Rukh