PB Bonbons

This recipe and the next two are inspired by my effort to clear out the cupboards as we prepare to move back East this month.  These recipes are super flexible; you can use whatever is in your cupboard that you don’t really want to pack up in yet another box…2013-05-09 15.03.31

Three ingredients, a blank canvas for creativity, and it only requires a microwave!

a block of cream cheese (non-negotiable)

about 8oz of chocolate (bars, chips, white, dark, almond bark–anything)

a whole package of sandwich cookies (nutterbutters, oreos, vanilla sandwich cookies… or graham crackers with some nutella thrown in, or shortbread cookies)

Melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave–this will be the candy coating; if you’ve got any kind of baking bar, or many kinds of chips, just about anything will work.  If you’ve got some vegetable oil or butter to use up, add a tablespoon or two–it’s not necessary, but it does make the coating a little softer on the candy.

Use a food processor or a plastic bag and rolling pin to crush the cookies–totally pulverize them.  Mix the powder into the cream cheese (if using a food processor, you can just add it to the bowl–in chunks will probably work best to completely combine the cheese & cookie powder).  Shape the dough into small balls–about a tablespoon in volume–and put them on a cookie sheet in the fridge to firm up a bit before dipping them in the chocolate coating.

If you want to add toppings–the end of a bag of crushed nuts, or a bit of coconut, or, in my case, some colored sugar, all the better!

Which combination would YOU want to make?

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