It’s getting close to Valentine’s Day and, in my house, Valentine’s Day treats are a big deal. So, we decided to make truffles this year. There are only a few ingredients: Oreos, cream cheese, and melting chocolate. You could also add sprinkles if you want to. First, we crushed Oreos and we had to get them really crushed, so it took a couple minutes. Then, we added cream cheese and mixed it really well with our hands until it was a dark color. We rolled them into balls and put them into a bowl. While my brother and I were making Oreo cream cheese balls, my mom melted the chocolate in the microwave. My brother was done before me with making his chocolate balls. The melting chocolate had been sitting out for a few minutes. That stuff dries quickly. So, when my brother dipped the truffle in the chocolate it was stiff, but it still worked out fine. When it was my turn to dip my truffles in the chocolate, it was the exact opposite of what happened to my brother. My truffles had been sitting out too long, but not my chocolate. So, we had to put my truffles in the fridge and make another batch of melting chocolate. Instead of putting the chocolate in the microwave, we put it in the double boiler on the stove. A double boiler is used so that you don’t have to put the chocolate in water. You put it in a pot above water so it melts. We mixed the chocolate in the double boiler until it got smooth. Then, we took the truffles out of the refrigerator and applied chocolate onto them. After that, we added sprinkles and put them in these cute little cupcake wrappers and we were done! Try this recipe for Valentine’s Day for a little extra love. We learned this recipe from our friend Amy Justiniano. Please keep up with my next few blog posts about my exciting adventures in Vietnam.
My name is Jordan. I am a 8th grader and I love food!