--Do not take a sip of coffee! Oh, heck, why not? I don't have to clean your monitor--you do! Oops! Was my warning too late?
Okay, that was fun, wasn't it? :-) This was my very first video upload, too! What a great way to start off the week with a bang!
Anyhoo, back to the topic of this blog.
Every Christmas, one of my husband's employees makes these cookie/candy concoctions that she calls, Polar Bear Poop. They are coated in white almond bark with a chocolate melt-in-your-mouth center--DELICIOUS! But she is very secretive about her recipe. One day about a month ago, I was trolling through my Farmville gifties (giving and receiving) and a small ad with a picture flashes on the sidebar.
It looked like Polar Bear Poop, but it had some boring name like, "OREO COOKIE BALLS". Puh-leese! Couldn't they come up with something better?? Heck, I like Jody's 'Faerie Farts' better than this!
Here's the recipe for . . . POLAR BEAR POOP
1-18 oz. pkg Oreo cookies
1-8 oz. pkg cream cheese--room temperature
Process Oreos in food processor until fine (wet sandy texture). Add cream cheese to crumbs and blend until dough-like. Chill mixture for 15 minutes. Roll ball into bite-sized balls. I use a small melon scoop to get a uniform size and flat bottom. Chill balls 15 minutes.
Place sheet of waxed paper on counter (I go through TONS of waxed paper when I make candy!). Melt chocolate in microwave (depending on the amount check on it in 30 second intervals). Using fork, dip balls (roll around until coated), lift on fork and tap off excess chocolate, scrap bottom of fork on edge of bowl, and slide onto waxed paper.
Poop takes about 30 minutes to dry, so add sprinkles (or Oreo 'dirt') if desired.
A couple of comments here: I REFUSE TO USE ALMOND BARK (which is made from vegetable fats and NOT cocoa butter). Yes, I know white chocolate isn't "chocolate" per se, but it must have 20% cocoa butter to be called white chocolate, AND you can taste the difference between good quality white chocolate and 'almond
In the baking aisle of any grocery store, you can find white chocolate chips (Ghiradelli or Nestles are both good)--Buy them. If you're going to make something, then put forth your best effort and make it taste good, too.
That's it for today!