Rosie's taking cooking class in middle school. For extra credit she can make recipes at home. They must have at least three ingredients, she has to do all the preparation and then serve the dish. A long time ago she saw Circus Animal Cookie Truffles on Pinterest and put that on her list.
This recipe has been all over the internet so I'm not sure where it really originated otherwise I'd give credit. It's a basic truffle recipe- cookies, cream cheese and almond bark. If you didn't like the taste of the circus animal cookies, you could substitute almost any cookie you like. If you choose to sub a chocolate cookie, change out the almond bark to chocolate. Also, if you want to serve this for a holiday, you can color the outside of the cookie to match the theme.
Here's how easy these are to make. I got the food processor for Rosie and a friend, went to take a shower and when I came back, these were finished. So, I didn't have to help and I didn't get any in-process pictures because they were already in the fridge by the time I returned. I love recipes like this. If you don't have an older child that can make them on their own, do it together. So much fun!
- 1 bag Circus Animal Cookies
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 4 squares of almond bark
- Place the animal cookies in a food processor. Pulse until they are finely chopped then move them to a bowl.
- Add the cream cheese to the cookies and mix.
- Chill mixture in fridge for one hour.
- Roll into uniform balls.
- Heat almond bark in microwave according to package directions.
- Roll the balls in the melted almond bark.
- Top with sprinkles.
- Chill in refrigerator.
Up next for us to try: Limited Edition Red Velvet Oreos and Chocolate Almond Bark. These look too good to pass up. Stay tuned because I have a feeling they'll be on the blog soon.
What's your favorite truffle?