Thursday, August 28, 2008


What do you need when you're blue?
I know CHOCOLATE works wonders for me, 
and my hopes are that the same will be true for my friend.  
That was my inspiration when I turned into a Martha Stewart-
 wannabe and decided to try and bake some desserts to at 
least try and cheer up my friend from the less-than-sunny-week
 she and her family have had.  There's only so much chocolate can do,
 so please just know that an adorable 2 year old is in need of your prayers.

Nutter Butter & Oreo Truffles

Nutter Butter & Oreo Cookie Truffles

1 bag Nutter Butter or Oreo Cookies 
8 oz. softened creme cheese
1 pkg Chocolate Bark for Nutter Butters or Almond Bark for Oreos
1 square of the opposite bark for drizzling

1. Mix ground Oreos and cream cheese until well combined. (I just put mine into my Kitchen Aid for 5 min on low while nuking the creme cheese.)  Roll into 1 inch balls and place onto baking sheet or tray.  Refrigerate overnight or until very firm.  (I say 1/2 an hour is sufficient.)
2. Melt chocolate according to package directions.  Using 2 little spoons, dip balls into chocolate and place onto parchment paper to harden.  Once dry, melt square of opposite bark and spoon into the corner of a Ziploc baggie.  Snip the corner of the baggie and drizzle the chocolate back and forth over the truffles.  Let dry.
3. This all sounds fine and dandy... seems easy enough right?  Wrong.  The only problem I ran into was my lovely little Smith's store didn't carry the "bark" or even any hardening chocolate coating except for in the produce section.  (I should have just stopped there... but vision of these chocolate truffles just wouldn't leave my pregnant chocolate-craving mind.) The milk chocolate one melted fine... but the white, not so well.  It was lumpy and nasty and wouldn't change consistency... I tried with two separate containers to no avail.  So... what you're seeing are really truffle-mishaps, but I just worked with what I had.  So I put the lumpy white chocolate on top of the Oreo spheres, and so they'd have a better consistency to bite into, I dipped the bottom of them into the chocolate.  So now you know why my recipe says one thing and my pictures are showing another... better luck with your white chocolate melting experience!  Let me know if you try these!  I'm bringing the leftovers to Powell... can't wait to see my family members faces when they taste these!  Greg & Blake are in love.
(This recipe made about 30 truffles.)


Adria said...

All those treats are making my mouth water:) My friends Dad has a T-shirt shop so I took a shirt and my ultrasound over there and he put the whole thing together for me! So far all of our kids are the same age, you would think we planned all this:) Are you guys planning on living in Utah forever or do you have plans to come back to AZ? Would love to get the girls together next time you are down so give us a call!

Adria said...

almost forgot, i want that recipe for the rice krispies chocolate mound:)

Anjanette said...

hey. What a fun surprise to see your cute little note on my blog! I think you stand corrected...the last time I saw you was at Brad Falke's wedding reception. Right? You know, years & years ago. I can't believe you have a kid (& have one on the way). I guess we really are growing up.

Shauna said...

Shavonne! Those look totally yummy and professional. Next time, call me and I can help you eat them :)

Chad said...

Any time you guys feel the need to make truffles and need a doorstep to drop them off on, well, our door is always waiting :)

Amanda, Jack, Corban, Gabe, Chloe, and Rigby said...

wow cooking beauty! those look scrumptious! have fun in powell!

Staci said...

Yum!! You are so pun intended! Hope all is well with your friend's family:)

Sara said...

Hey! Chocolate looks great by the way! Yeah, we are doing okay...still learning how to manage life with two girls! I am feeling great! I was feeling so good just days after having her. I was shocked! You are going to do fine with two. Here are a couple things I have learned these past 4 1/2 weeks...make sure you and your hubby spend time with Haven alone each day. Outside or a room where the baby isn't, that really helped let Madison know we loved her still! And include Haven in baby activities, let her help with diaper changes and if you can hold both at the same time...Madison likes that! You are going to do great!

zana said...

oh my crazy to hear from you!!! it is such a small world in blogging..your little family is soo cute:) i can't believe your pregnant again!! its so crazy cuz my inlaws are really good friends with your husbands brother jim...and my neighbor growing up was phil wyatt which i think is your sisters husband???? so crazy...its so good to hear from you we can kit with blogging:) zana

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Mandy said...

Look at those beauties!!! I am totally impressed. Martha Stewart doesn't have anything on you!!! P.S. We are blessing Gentry on Sunday (14th). If you feel like skipping out on your ward and making the 1 1/2 hour drive, you guys are totally invited!!! There will be good food... promise!!

Tony and Traci said...

Those look soooo so good. I am a sucker for chocolate treats. They look like they came from a specialty shop and the pictures were well taken :) You have a natual creativity.

Sparks in the Desert said...

Those look amazingly Yummy! WTG! You are quite the (way cuter version) of Betty Crocker!