Today, I'm officially renaming Valentine's Day "Life by Chocolate" Day. I think this name better captures the essence of what modern V-Day is all about - loading our loved ones up with sugar. Honestly, I'm all for it.
Hubby and I don't go all out for Valentine's Day, since we just had Halloween, Thanksgiving, my birthday, Christmas, New Years, and his birthday (in two weeks). We kind of look at is as a good time to reexamine how we share our love for each other over the entire year.
And as an excuse to drink wine and go out to dinner.
These little bite-sized Life by Chocolate Truffles go really well with wine.
So whip up a batch and go drink some with the one you love. Even if that's yourself. I won't tell. :o)
Life by Chocolate Truffles
12 Oreo cookies, crushed
8 oz white chocolate
2/3 cup heavy cream
8 oz dark chocolate
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened ever so slightly
Over a double boiler or in the microwave, heat 1/3 cup of the cream to just before boiling. Chop the white chocolate and stir into the hot cream. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is melted, set aside to cool. Mix together (a hand mixer works best) the crushed Oreos and cream cheese until combined. Stir in the cooled white chocolate mixture, being care not to overmix but making sure that the ingredients are combined completely. Shape into 1 inch balls; refrigerate on a piece of wax paper for 20-30 minutes, until firm. Heat the remaining 1/3 cup of cream. Chop the dark chocolate and pour the cream over top. Stir until combined, allow to sit for 5 minutes, until cool. Dip the truffle balls into the chocolate and allow to sit 20-30 minutes, until set. Enjoy!