Peppermint Oreo Truffles

Peppermint Oreo Truffles (Adapted From: Kraft Recipes)

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Ingredients:
~ 12 peppermint candies, divided
1 package Oreo cookies
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
12 ounces dark (bittersweet) chocolate chips
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Preparation:
1. Place cookies and 8 peppermint candies in a food processor, pulsing until completely crushed. 

2. Place cream cheese in food processor with crushed cookie mixture. Pulse until it makes a batter, and all cookie crumbs are combined. Place mixture in fridge for 20-30 minutes or until chilled enough to roll into balls. 

3. While chilling, place remaining peppermint candies in a ziploc bag and crush into smaller pieces with a meat mallet or rolling pin (want bigger pieces, not fine dust)

4. Place chocolate chips and vegetable oil in a microwave-safe bowl, and melt in 30 second increments until completely smooth and melted. 

5. Roll chilled cookie mixture into 1" balls and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Dip rolled cookie mixture into chocolate using a small fork, covering entire ball with chocolate. Take out and tap fork on edge of bowl a few times to tap off excess chocolate. Top with remaining peppermint candy pieces immediately after dipping before the chocolate dries.

6. Continue dipping process with all of the balls. Place in refrigerator to harden approximately 30 minutes.