I don’t care if it’s not even Thanksgiving yet – I’m releasing the snowmen! Unfortunately, this is probably the closest I’ll get to snowmen this year. Not because we don’t get snow – we do get now. It’s just that it’s on top of the volcano and only lasts for a day or two. The minute everyone sees snow on top of the volcano, we all jump in our cars and race to the top – resulting in huuuuge traffic jams along precarious mountain roads. Then the police spoil everything by telling people it’s far too dangerous to drive up there and everyone has to go home snowless.
There is a Canarian tradition for the people who are lucky to reach the snowwy areas before the police – they build a snowman on the front of their bonnet and see if they can reach the coast before it melts. A car with a massive snowman blocking the wind shield racing down winding icy mountain roads – yeah, it’s about as safe as it sounds, which is why the police get involved. Think I’m making it up? Google it.
These Oreo Truffle Snowmen are a million times better. They don’t melt, you don’t have to drive up scary mountain roads to get them and there is 0% chance of crashing your car. No excuses – get in the kitchen and start crushing those Oreos!
- 12 Oreos crushed
- 4 tablespoons cream cheese low-fat and full-fat both work
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips/candy melts
- 1/4 white sugar
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- black and orange icing pens to decorate
Stir together the crushed Oreos and cream cheese until well combined.
Divide the Oreo mixture into 2 portions, 1 bigger than the other. Aim for 2/3 (the bodies) and 1/3 (the heads). Separate each half into 12 equal pieces and use your fingertips and palms to roll them into balls.
Melt the white chocolate in the microwave or in a bowl above a pan of simmering water. Dip all the balls in the chocolate and leave on a plastic tray for about 10 minutes, so they're not dripping but they're tacky enough to pick up the sugar.
Empty the white and powdered sugar into two small bowls and roll each ball in turn into the white sugar then the powdered sugar. Start with the larger balls and place them on a plastic tray. Then do all the smaller balls and place each one onto a bigger ball, pressing down gently to make sure they stick together.
Leave in the refrigerator for an hour or so to set. Decorate with icing pens.
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