Sunday, December 5, 2010

HOLLY DAY BLOG HOP with the EtsyMom Street Team!

Check out all of the fabulous holiday-themed projects, gift ideas, and more from our wonderful EtsyMom Blog Hop Contributors from around the world!!

Here's how it works:
1. Hop through each of the blogs listed above to get fabulous holiday inspiration and leave a comment. If you are starting at a blog in the middle of the Hop, start back at the EtsyMom Blog. You may have to scroll down a bit on the blogs to find the Blog Hop posts as the week progresses.
2. Leave a comment on the EtsyMom Blog post between now and December 11, 2010.
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On December 11, 2010 we'll choose a winner using the Random Integer Generator from The winner will receive this super sweet gift basket full of handmade holiday goodies, including:

a pair of Turquoise Earrings from

a lampwork bead bracelet by

sterling silver and Swarovski pearl/crystal holiday earrings by

a cream colored cotton scarf given by

a raincloud ornament from

a matching splat mat and baby bib from

two pair of earrings from

a gift pack of over 30 pages of vintage paper ephemera by

a lovely sustainable stocking from

a set of holly jolly gift tags from

a set of toddler pajamas in a style of the winner's choice from

a $15 gift certificate from

A gift certificate from

A Custom copper heart necklace from

I'm sharing a recipe that I adore for it's simplicity and deliciousness! I've been making these for years and they are always requested for family events and parties. In fact, I'm making them tomorrow at a cookie swap!! I guarantee that you'll love them too!

Oreo Truffles
  • 1 package of Oreo Cookies (you can use any flavor - the original ones are great, but my personal favorite are the mint ones!!)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 lb milk or dark chocolate melting wafers (you can use chocolate chips, but I find that the melting wafers from the bulk section of the grocery store work much better)
  • 1/2 lb of white chocolate for drizzling


  1. Using a food processor, grind cookies to a sand like consistency. With a stand mixer, blend cookies and cream cheese until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Place the bowl in the fridge or freeze for about 15 mins to firm it up.
  3. Roll into small balls and place on wax-lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  4. In double-boiler, melt milk chocolate (If using melting wafers you can also melt in the microwave - At 50% power for 30 seconds, stir to incorporate, then 30 more seconds, until melted). Place a ball on a spoon and use another spoon to thoroughly coat the ball on all sides. Place on wax-paper-lined cookie sheet.
  5. Once all your balls are coated, melt your white chocolate (use your preferred method - either double boiler or microwave). Pour the melted white chocolate into a zippered sandwich bag and snip off a small corner. Drizzle white chocolate over balls. Let cool.
  6. Store in airtight container, in refrigerator.
Note: You can add food coloring to the white chocolate to make your truffles more festive. You can also coat the balls in white chocolate and then drizzle with the milk chocolate, if desired.

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  1. Oh my goodness! That made my belly growl!! I definitely have to try making these tonight. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. WOW! Those Oreos look dangerous! Thank you for sharing. Stopping by during the bloghop!

  3. Oh, boy! I'm in trouble this holiday :) Those look so yummy! Thanks for sharing. Jocelyn

  4. These look so elegant for being so "easy!" That is a great idea! :)

  5. Oh my goodness! I love oreo's! I'm so gonna make these! YUM!

  6. Awesome recipe- I will make some for gifts. Maybe some gifts for.... ME! I deserve oreo truffles, I think.

  7. Sounds very yummy :) THanks for sharing!

  8. This made me more hungry too! I think my diet is shot!!

  9. Those look dangerous!!! :) Yummy! Lovely blog, btw! I love your festive decor! :)

  10. These would go over REALLY well at the office! They look great!

  11. yummy! I want to make these!
    Thanks, Karen

  12. I make these every year! I love them and so does my hips!!

  13. those look delicious! thanks for the recipe!

  14. Thanks for a great recipe - my son will love these!

  15. those truffles look SO good! i'm making them as a surprise treat for the family, TFS!!

  16. The title of that recipe literally made my mouth fall open, I'd love to make AND eat these :D