Unintentionally, the theme of this week's blog posts has been friendship. Two days ago, I wrote about reaching out and making new friends. Yesterday, I shared the loss of a very dear friendship. I have some follow up on both topics.
The friend I wrote about yesterday in Heartbreak read my post and wrote to me. She misses "us" too. My heart feels lighter today. I didn't consciously write that post as a means of reaching out after all this time, but that is what I seem to have done. I plan to capitalize on the opportunity as much as possible. Maybe it's not too late.
I had a request for the Oreo Truffle recipe I mentioned in Digital Brownies. In case you want to make new friends, renew old friendships, or just binge on chocolatey goodness, here it is.
1 (16 oz.) package of Oreos
1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese, softened
16 oz. semisweet baking chocolate melted with 1 tsp. shortening
Place cookies in a food processor and process into fine crumbs. Add cream cheese. Pulse until mixture is blended and comes together into a dough. Roll dough into about 40 small balls, a little over one inch in diameter. Place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate about one hour. Melt chocolate and shortening. Working one by one, drop each ball into melted chocolate, roll around to coat, and lift with a fork, letting excess run off. Place back on wax paper-lined baking sheet and let stand or refrigerate until set.
It's very simple. The most challenging aspects for me were bringing myself to purchase shortening and trying not to eat all the Oreos as I dropped them into the food processor. I wish I had a photo to share with you, but that would have meant I'd made (and likely eaten most of) a batch.
I'm feeling so good today that I don't even need chocolate.