Happy Wednesday everyone! With Super Bowl Sunday right around the corner, I figured I should share with you a super easy football-themed twist on the Oreo truffles I made for these cupcakes a while ago.
I have to admit, I’m not really a huge football fan; if I get involved, I pull for the New England Patriots because, well, durh, I’m from New England, but since they didn’t make it this year I have nothing to look forward to there… but that doesn’t mean delicious party food can’t be enjoyed anyway!
It’s been neat to be a part of the food blogging community in preparation for Super Bowl Sunday because they’re coming up with SO many great alternatives to the traditional staples. Don’t get me wrong, jalapeno poppers and buffalo wings are always delicious, but sometimes, at parties like this, they can get a little redundant.
And as far as desserts go, I love a great cupcake, but it’s fun to see themed-food for something like a Super Bowl party, so I figured why not take those Oreo truffles and turn them into footballs?
1 package Oreos (I used peanut butter Oreos for a little extra flavor)
1 package cream cheese, softened
3-4 cups of chocolate chips
3-4 Tbsp coconut oil
White icing (the tiny sampler from the grocery store is more than enough!)
Ready for this? Crush the Oreos in a food processor (or, alternately, in a plastic bag with a rolling pin) until super fine. Next, combine with your softened cream cheese — you can do this by hand or with a spoon, but I prefer throwing it in my KitchenAid with the paddle attachment and letting the machine do all of the hard work so it’s evenly incorporated and smooth.
Then roll your yummy mixture into miniature footballs, place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper, and pop in the freezer for a few minutes.
I found out that when you melt your chocolate, adding a few tablespoons of coconut oil will actually make it smoother and way more dip-friendly than usual. I was surprised by how long it stayed creamy (as opposed to starting to solidify once it was removed from heat).
After dipping and tapping off any excess chocolate, put your truffle back on the wax paper and allow to set.
Once cooled, use the white icing to pipe the football “laces” onto the truffle and voilà! Oreo truffle footballs!