Oreo truffles

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Today I’m not posting about any traditional recipes. I know Valentine’s day is tomorrow and I’ve never really made a big deal out of that day . But here’s a good idea for your loved ones.
I thought that it would be a good idea to post a ” make it yourself ” recipe.

Wouldn’t it be better to make your own chocolate treats than to buy them at the store. Makes them even more special. You could even do them as a couple!

It’s Fun! Quick! and Easy!


Ingredients

7 oreo cookies ( you could more if you want. I think you can reach up to 10 cookies)
1 cup  of cream cheese (8oz)
1 bar of white chocolate (they didn’t have any at the store so I used dark chocolate)

Directions

  1.  smash oreo cookies in a ziploc sandwich bag until very fine.
  2. Mix with the cream cheese until it’s evenly spreadDSC_0982
  3. Form small balls and refrigerate for 30mns
  4. Meanwhile melt the bars of chocolate in a bowl that will be sitting on a boiling pot of water. Let it sit for about 15mns or until you judge it’s completely melted. Stir with a spoon.DSC_0990DSC_0991DSC_0993
  5. Then, take out  the balls and put them in the melted chocolate. Make sure they’re coated all over.
  6. Refrigerate or freeze for the next 30 mns.
  7. Sprinkle with sugar if you judge necessary.

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Published by Nathalie JB

Bonjou! My name is Nathalie Jean-Baptiste. Yes! I know, my last name doesn’t get any more Haitian than that! Who am I really? I consider myself a renaissance woman. I looooooove learning new skills in any field possible: Culinary, baking, painting, crafting, designing, writing, knitting, sewing. You name it! I often joke while saying “ I’m a tout bagay”. Which literally translates to “I’m everything”. Most say I'd make a great surgeon due to the agility in my hands. Sure, I can manage any tasks requiring detail and precision. It drives my audacity to venture in the kitchen with absolutely no experience. What better motivation than to share my culinary journey with you? To help you get better at things you probably thought you couldn't do. At least, that was my drive! I guess by now, you’ve already figured out that I'm the cook and photographer behind “Pilon lakay”. This blog started 8 years ago as I realized that I knew absolutely nothing about Haitian cuisine. Back home, I was never taught how to cook nor was I ever interested in being in the kitchen unless it involved baking. Instead, I loved preparing cakes and cookies. (Shhhh! I still do). After a couple of years in the US, like most of us immigrants, I missed food from home. The good stuff, you know! So I decided to take matters into my own hands and make of this a personal exploration of Haitian food. Boy what a journey it has been! While cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I wanted to encourage others like me to actually learn and explore Haiti’s gastronomy. I made sure my instructions were personal and beginner friendly. My recipe directions contain a lot more details than any other regular recipes. With a personal touch, it's a depiction of my thought process when I do these many tasks. I'm sure you can cook anything on here! If I can do it, you can too! Come experience Haiti through your taste buds! Meet you in the kitchen! Love, N.

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