Halloween/Harvest Party Oreo Eyeball Truffles

For those of you who are into eating dessert first, have I got a recipe for you!  It has everything needed for a delectable treat: Oreos, cream cheese, and, of course, the mandatory "ick" factor.  Read on to find out more!

Crushed Oreos.. 

1 package of Oreos
1 package of cream cheese
1 (12 oz.) bag white chocolate chips
M&M's (or Reese's Pieces or Skittles)
Red writing gel
Wax paper

1.  Crush two rows of Oreos in a food processor to a fine powder.  I find it easier to crush them if I separate the black cookies from the creme insides, but crushing them whole would be fine.

Step 2:  Cube the cream cheese, then mash with your hands into the crushed Oreos until completely combined. You can stop here and use this mixture as a substitute for peanut butter for a few days OR continue for the finished product!

Step 3:  Pinch off pieces of the mixture and roll them into 1-inch balls.  (Mine were a bit smaller; just make them whatever size is most appetizing to you as it doesn't matter for the recipe what size they are.)
Step 4:  Place truffles on wax paper and put them in the freezer for 30 minutes.  *Note*:  I didn't have time to finish the truffles at the time, so I put them in the fridge overnight.  The next morning I thought I'd be clever and skip the freezing time - big mistake!  Be sure to put the truffles in the freezer, otherwise they'll fall apart at the next step.

Step 5:  Right before you take the truffles out of the freezer, melt the white chocolate in the microwave.  You'll want to do this in small batches as it hardens quickly.  

Step 6:  Remove the Oreo balls from the freezer and, working with one at a time, place it on a skewer.  Dab a little of the white chocolate onto a plate (you'll need one of those, too) to get the bottom of the truffle covered.  Then load up a spoon with about a tablespoon of the white chocolate and swirl it around the Oreo ball.  Lift the truffle by the skewer and transfer the truffle to a baking sheet lined with wax paper.  Repeat until all the Oreos are coated.  *Note*:  Only take about five truffles out of the freezer at a time.  If you take them all out at once, they will thaw and break apart when you try to frost them.  You'll need to warm up more chocolate as you go.

Step 7:  With some of the leftover melted chocolate, dab on a small amount to the top of each eye (working as you go) and apply one of the candies to the top.  This will act as the pupil of the eye. 

Step 8:  Once you've applied a candy to all of the eyes, use the red writing gel to make squiggly lines (working from the outside of the eye towards the pupil).  

Step 9:  Make sure to keep the truffles refrigerated until serving them, as they contain cream cheese.  
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