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May 03

S’more Oreo Truffles {teacher appreciation printables}

Oreo Truffles are, like, the best things ever.

Until you make them into s’mores, that is. Then they’re even better!

Smore Oreo Truffles - a marshmallow stuffed Oreo truffle covered with graham cracker crumbs!

Jordan and I spend a lot of our time nowadays in the children’s section of Barnes and Noble. Every time we go anywhere she begs to just stop in at B&N to “look”.

Her version of “look” is different than mine. To me, looking means browsing. To her, it means harassing me and begging for books until I finally give in. (Because really, who can say no to books?)

{If you didn’t know, Jordan is a book hoarder. I think her goal in life is to collect one of every single realistic fiction book. Wether or not she decides to read them all is another story.}

Anyway, during one of these “looking” sessions, I was perusing the shelves and came across the City of Ember series. It’s dystopian fiction, it’s so freaking good, and it’s written for 9 year olds. And I’m so totally addicted to it. If you like Hunger Games and Divergent and Matched, you need to read it. Then maybe let your kid borrow it, if they do their chores.

Anyway, I do have a point. My point is that, before third grade, Jordan didn’t like to read at all. It was torture trying to get her to do her 20 minutes a day. Then we walked into Mrs. W’s class last August. Her third grade classroom pretty much has a library inside it with books of every genre and level. Ever since, Jordan cannot get enough books!

Teachers can make all the difference in a child’s life. They also work harder than anyone else and they do it for practically free. (I know, I used to be one.)

Next week (May 5-9, 2014) is National Teacher Appreciation week. So make sure you appreciate your teachers. We always need s’more awesome teachers!

{Enter segue.}

S’more Oreo Truffles are the best way to eat a truffle…and a cute way to say thanks to all the teachers!

Smore Oreo Truffles (3 of 6)w

So let’s talk about Oreo Truffles first. If you’ve never had one, you’re in for a treat. They’re quite possibly the easiest things ever to make: crush Oreos with cream cheese in a food processor and it makes a paste like ball that you make into truffles.

Last time I made them, I dipped them in peanut butter white chocolate. This time, I wrapped a mini marshmallow in the center and dipped them in milk chocolate (I love Candiquik). Then I sprinkled them with graham cracker crumbs and marshmallow bits. (You can find marshmallow bits at Target and Walmart in the baking aisle.)

These are pretty no-fail, even though you have to dip them in chocolate. Although, you’re not afraid of dipping things in chocolate anymore, ever since you watched my video, right?

Then just chill them until they harden and eat them all.

Or package them up for some sweet teachers!

S'more Oreo Truffles and free printables for teacher appreciation!

I am probably the least crafty person on the planet, but I love making printables. I hardly ever do it because it takes me approximately 100x longer than any other normal person. Edit, re-edit, look for patterns, edit again, change the fonts, save, re-save, notice it’s grainy, re-format again…and so on.

But sometimes, printables are just needed. Like for teacher appreciation!

These “We need S’more Teachers Like You” bag tags are a perfect way to say thank you…with a side of S’more Oreo Truffles.

Simply cut out the labels and fold in half. Place your truffles in a cellophane bag (with a 5″ opening) or a fold-top sandwich baggie.  Fold over the top of the bag and staple it shut. Then use double-stick tape to tape the labels on the bag. Easy peasy!

We need S'more Teachers Like You free printable at crazyforcrust.com

Simply click on the link to get a pdf of the tags you want. Since I realize not all students/teachers are girls, I made a boy version too!

We need S'more Teachers Like You free printable at crazyforcrust.com

Click here for the printable version.

We need S'more Teachers Like You free printable at crazyforcrust.com

Click here for the printable version

Even if you don’t give these to a teacher, you need to make them for YOU. They’re so easy and so good…and they go down way, way too easy.

Smore Oreo Truffles - a marshmallow stuffed Oreo truffle covered with graham cracker crumbs!

If I’m not careful I’ll be making a second batch for next week!

S’more Oreo Truffles

Yield: 17 truffles

Oreo truffles stuffed with marshmallows and topped with graham cracker crumbs: a S'more Oreo Truffle!


Ingredients:


  • 15 Oreo Cookies

  • 2 ounces low-fat cream cheese (or you can use regular)

  • 8 ounces chocolate Candiquik (or other almond bark/candy melts or semi-sweet baking chocolate)

  • About 17 mini marshmallows

  • 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons Marshmallow bits (optional)


Directions:


  1. Place Oreos and cream cheese in the bowl of a food processor. Run the processor until the mixture comes together. This took mine about a minute. If, for some reason, the mixture is not able to form balls after the processing (if it’s too crumbly still) you can add up to 1 more ounce of cream cheese, but mine only needed 2 ounces.

  2. Scoop 1 tablespoon sized balls and place them on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Pick up each ball and make an indentation in the center with your finger.

  3. Place a mini marshmallow in the hole and wrap the truffle around the marshmallow, then roll between your palms to seal. Repeat with all truffles.

  4. Chill truffles while you prepare your candy.

  5. Melt chocolate according to package directions.(I heated mine for about 1 1/2 minutes on HIGH, stirring every 30 seconds.)

  6. Tip: heat an electric griddle to 200°F and line it with a kitchen towel. Place your bowl of melted candy on the griddle so it stays melted during dipping.

  7. Dip each truffle in the candy and tap off the excess. I use a spoon to coat the candy, then I place the truffle on a fork and tap off the dripping candy. Use a toothpick to carefully transfer the truffle from the fork back to the cookie sheet. Sprinkle with some graham cracker crumbs and a few marshmallow bits.

  8. Repeat with all the truffles. Chill until set.


To make gifts: print and cut out labels. Use a small cellophane bag (no more than 5" opening) or a fold top sandwich baggie. Add truffles to bag and fold over the top; staple to close. Fold label in half and attach it to the bag with double-stick tape.


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Sweets from friends:
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