Sunday, February 6, 2011

super bowl football truffles

Super Bowl Sunday.


Honestly? I don't care much for the Super Bowl. And it's not because I'm a girl, and I can't appreciate the game, and I don't know what's going on. On the contrary, I much enjoy watching football, and can follow it pretty well [it's not that difficult, to be honest]. But being at school, I don't have time to keep up. I actually kept up with NFL pretty well in high school [senior year is when I discovered that my father actually also watches football, so there was lots of bonding happening], but at college my interest has dwindled.

It may help that our team did atrociously my first year, and since then I haven't given the sport a second thought.

Now, I use Super Bowl Sunday as an excuse to release pent up aggression, yelling for a team that I really have no strong attachment to [particularly this year, since the Giants aren't playing], and eating copious amounts of game day foods. Chili, nachos, wings, pizza, brownies.


Well, that's a lie. Low-carbing isn't really conducive to enjoying game day foods. But we are having some friends come over in a few hours for a nice evening of potluck dinner, playing video games, and alternating between the Super Bowl and the Puppy Bowl. And even though I can't be eating them [though, let's be real, I'm going to try one], I've made some Oreo truffles for the occasion.

Maybe we'll even be able to keep our attention on more than just the first quarter with these in front of us.

[Unlikely.]

Noosh as my hand model.

Super Bowl Football Oreo Truffles
Adapted from bakerella

You'll need:
  • 1 package Oreos, or any such cream-filled chocolate cookie
  • 1 8-oz package of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 5 oz melting chocolate
  • 2 oz melting white chocolate

Cover a large baking dish with parchment paper. Using a food processor, grind Oreo cookies to fine crumbs. Mix crumbs with cream cheese. Shape dough into football-shaped balls and place parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes. Melt melting chocolate [if you don't have melting chocolate, melt 5 oz of chocolate chips with 1 tbsp of shortening] and dip truffles into chocolate. Place back on the parchment paper and refrigerate for an additional 30 minutes, until chocolate sets. Melt white chocolate and pour into a plastic or piping bag. Snip one corner and pipe football designs on firm truffles. Refrigerate until serving.


So cute. So easy. So yummy.

Perfect for a lazy Super Bowl Sunday afternoon.

5 comments:

  1. They look really sweet.
    PS: bakers shouldn't grow their finger nails.Please clip them before you handle more food.

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  2. mm...they look really good, and if I have them now I gonna eat them all...though I don't know a single football team.I personally prefer basketball more.
    Just wanna share with you the appetizer recipe.
    http://www.fourgreensteps.com/community/recipes/appetizers/stuffed-grilled-jalapenos
    Remember to get rid of the seeds.

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