Since St Patrick’s Day is coming up I came up with these Oatmeal Cream Pie Truffles to take to a party. Not sure if I can call this a recipe, more like a creation. One of my favorite snacks, of all time is Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies. They used to make a low-fat version but I can’t seem to find them anymore.
So I took an Oatmeal Cream Pie and decided to make a truffle, like the kind made with Oreo’s. For a twist I removed the filling from six of the pies and used this to add a surprise in the middle of the truffle. I was discussing what to name these little gems with my wife and after adding a little green dusting sugar, we dubbed them Leprechaun Balls. That might be funny at a party or while drinking green beer at the bar, but for the blog, I decided to use a little more appropriate name “Leprechaun Jewels”.
Super easy to make, just scrape the filling out of 6 pies. Place the pies into a stand mixer. Mix until a soft crumbly dough forms. Use a tablespoon to make disks. On half the disks, place a small dollop of reserved pie filling. Top with remaining disks and press together to form a ball. Freeze for at least one hour or until ready to coat with chocolate. Dip each truffle into melted chocolate and place on lined baking sheet. Immediately dust with sanding sugar “optional”.
Enjoy and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!
I also will be bringing my Oatmeal Cream Pie Truffles to Freedom Fridays, Friday Favorites, Fiesta Friday, Weekend Potluck, What’s Cooking Wednesdays. Checkout my Link Parties Page for other great places to find new recipes.
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- 24 2 boxes Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies
- 8 oz. white chocolate bark
- Green sanding sugar
- Scrape filling out of 6 pies. Set aside.
- Place the pies into a stand mixer.
- Mix until a soft crumbly dough forms.
- Use a tablespoon to make disks.
- On half the disks place a small dollop of pie filling.
- Top with remaining disks and press together to form a ball.
- Freeze for at least one hour or until ready to coat with chocolate.
- Melt chocolate bark in microwave for 60 seconds at 50% power. Stir and continue to microwave at 15 second intervals, until melted.
- Carefully coat each truffle and remove excess chocolate. Place on a lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with sanding sugar (optional).
First published by Quinn Caudill for dadwhats4dinner.com © March 2016
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