Oreo Truffle Turkeys

Oreo Truffle Turkey

Makes 14 turkeys, you will have extra truffles and supplies

Supplies:

*Food Processor

*Silpat Baking Sheet or Parchment Paper

*tweezers

*Family size Oreo Cookies

*Cream Cheese, 8 ounce

*Roll Gold Tiny Twist Pretzels, Feathers

*White Ghirardelli Melting Wafers, Feathers

*Orange, Red or Yellow Sugar Sprinkles, Feathers

*Regular Sticks Pretzels, not the thin

*Ghirardelli Dark Melting Wafers

*Wilton Candy Eyes, Walmart

*Orange or Yellow Skittles or Regular M and M’s, cut in half, beak

Oreo Truffles 

*1  (8 ounces) Cream Cheese,  room temperature
*Family Size bag (15.25 ounce)  36 Oreo Cookies, Oreo centers removed and discard
*dash of salt
*1 to 2 cups of dark or milk Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers (Add 1 teaspoon shortening to 1 cup of White or chocolate wafers, melt in the microwave in glass cup with the shortening in 30 second increments until melted.)

Blend in food processor pulse the Oreos until small crumbs.

In a stand mixer on  meduim-low speed cream together the cream cheese and Oreo crumbs (or stir in by hand.)  until all the cream cheese is well combined into the crumbs and most of  cream cheese is no longer visible.

Roll Oreo mixture into tablespoon sized balls, place them onto wax paper and refrigerate for 2 hours.  Then remove a few at a time from the fridge to dip into melted chocolate, dipping each ball individually into the melted chocolate and let dry/set on a piece of wax paper, drizzle with melted chocolate, let dry/set. Then refrigerate until ready to eat. Eat truffles within a couple of days. Great for gift for Valentines, Christmas or after dinner treat.

Note: Refrigerate truffles as soon as the chocolate is set to prevent sinking.

Turkey Feathers:

**1 cup Ghirardelli White Chocolate/Candy  Melting Wafers (Add 1 teaspoon shortening to 1 cup of White or chocolate wafers, melt in the microwave in glass cup with the shortening in 30 second increments until melted.)

*14 Twist Pretzels, Feathers

*Orange, Red, Yellow Candy sprinkles, Green optional for Feathers

*Orange or Yellow M and M’s or Skittles, cut in half, beak

 

Dip each pretzel into white melted coating and sprinkle with sprinkles and allow to set.

Using the melted chocolate wafers to attach decorated pretzel/feathers to the back side of the Oreo truffle.

Turkey Head and Body

Place Pretzel stick onto Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and place about a teaspoon sized amount of the melted wafers onto the top of the stick pretzel.  Then when melted wafter has set slightly, then with tweezers or fingers place the eyes and the candy beak.

Allow the melted wafer turkey heads to set before adding to the oreo truffle turkey.

Enjoy!

Lindy

 

 

 

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