Thank the universe for chocolates! It is so comforting that probably most of us had gone through a breakup with at least a bar in hand while watching a favorite tearjerker movie.
While it can help heal a broken heart because it’s just so damn luscious, chocolate is scientifically good for the heart because it’s a natural antioxidant and it’s rich in minerals such as potassium, zinc, selenium, and iron. Dark chocolate, specifically, contains flavonols that protect skin against sun damage. And lastly, if you’re wondering why it serves as a good best friend when you’re down and feeling blue, chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), a natural body chemical that stimulates the brain to make certain chemicals that create the feeling of falling in love.
To further fall in love, here’s an easy dessert that will surely make you want chocolates even more. These oreo truffles are easy to make, definitely quick, inexpensive, and surely delightful.
Let me know how it goes!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
1 (16 ounces) pack of OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, divided
1 (8 ounces) pack of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (or your choice), softened
1 (12 ounces) pack of Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, melted
Crush 5 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor; reserve for later use. (Cookies can also be finely crushed in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin.) Crush remaining cookies to fine crumbs; place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into balls, about 1-inch in diameter.
Melt chocolate in very low heat while stirring continuously. Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.
Put it in the freezer until firm, about 30 minutes. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.
Recipe credit: All Recipes