January 14, 2013

Lego Oreo Truffles

To continue the run on the Lego Birthday Party, I am sharing the "How To" on the Lego Truffles.  If you missed it, you can check out the Party Reveal HERE  and the Lego Friends Chocolate Mold Tutorial HERE.   I know I said that I was gonna do the goody bag tutorial today, but I thought I would switch it up on you and keep things fresh ;-).  The kids were thrilled to have the Oreo truffles turned into Lego treats, so let's get started.
Lego Oreo Truffles
          2 Bags Pink Candy Melt
          Lollipop sticks
          1 Pkg. Oreos
          1 Block Cream Cheese 
                 Pink and Black Candy Coloring (Below)
             Wax Paper (Not shown)
              Icing bag (Not shown)
             Tip #2  (Not shown)
 Steps to Make the Truffles
Throw the pkg. of Oreos in your food processor. 
If you don't have a food processor, just use a blender and put the Oreos in in small batches.
Pulverize until it becomes crumb like.
  Add the cream cheese to the food processor and mix.
I know this doesn't look very yummy, but it is!   
Have a cutie patutie help with this part, it will be way more fun!   Put the mixture on to a piece of waxed paper and form into a rectangle.   
 The rectangle is nearly formed and now needs a little prettyin' up.  
            Take a second piece of waxed paper put on top of the rectangle and flatten out the top with a rolling pin to make the top flat.
Take a dough scraper or knife or whatever straightening tool you can grab and push inward against the sides to straighten the edges.
Viola!   Now take the slab of Oreo yummy goodness and put it in the refrigerator or freezer until it is firmed up.  I put mine in the freezer for about 10 minutes or so.  
While the Oreo truffles are firming up, let's get the chocolate melted.
Microwave them on defrost and check back every minute or so and stir them each time until it is completely smooth. 
Add enough pink candy coloring to get it to the hot pink that you are looking for.  I always add just a smidge of black to tone down the brightness of the pink.  Put the chocolate to the side and get your Oreo slab.
Start in the center and cut even squares. 
 It should look like this when you are done.
I always think I have taken pictures of every step but I seem to always miss one.  Sooo... for the next step, take a lollipop stick, dip the end of it in the melted chocolate and place in a square of Oreo truffle.  Repeat for all the other squares.
At this point I put the tray in the fridge to stay cold and just take out about 10 at a time to dip in chocolate.  If I kept the whole tray out, they would be mushy and falling off the stick when I tried to dip them so this always helps me.
 I just rotate the rectangle and dip each side until it touches the lollipop stick and then place on a clean sheet of waxed paper to harden.
 Now that you have dipped rectangles, let's turn them into Legos.
I take an icing bag with a #2  tip on the end and fill it with chocolate.  Then I proceeded to make two rows of four dots on each brick.  When the dots have been sitting for a minute or two, I use my finger to push the peaks down to make the circles.
 If you want to add a finishing touch, then you can add a little Lego Ribbon bow to each one with a dot of hot glue and call it done!  I found my Lego ribbon Here on Etsy.

 Come back tomorrow for the Goody Bag tutorial and all of the fun stuff we put in them!

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