Samoa Truffles

I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but the Samoa is my favorite Girl Scout cookie.  When the generic version and the Keebler version came out, I was thrilled (and maybe a little worried).  I didn’t have to wait until late winter to get my fix.  Now with such easy access to them at my local Aldi’s grocery (at great prices I might add), I love finding fun ways to use them in desserts.  Remember my little Samoa Cheesecakes?

Here is another yummy way to use them in a Christmas or anytime candy!  If you’re familiar with Oreo Truffles, this is basically the same thing with a different cookie.  They are so easy and absolutely delicious!

Cookies again 021Ingredients:

  • 15 ounces Samoa Girl Scout cookies or Keebler Coconut Dreams or any generic brand
  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • Melting chocolate (I like Ghiradelli chocolate melting wafers)
  • Several tablespoons of toasted coconut or extra Samoa crumbs for sprinkling on top
15 ounces Samoas Girl Scout Cookies (alternatively, use Keebler Coconut Dreams if you don’t have access to Girl Scout Cookies) 1 – 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened 1 – 20 ounce package chocolate flavored Almond BarkRecipe: http://centercutcook.com/samoas-truffles-girl-scout-cookies/
15 ounces Samoas Girl Scout Cookies (alternatively, use Keebler Coconut Dreams if you don’t have access to Girl Scout Cookies) 1 – 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened 1 – 20 ounce package chocolate flavored Almond BarkRecipe: http://centercutcook.com/samoas-truffles-girl-scout-cookies/

Cookies again 025Directions:

In food processor, crush all Samoa cookies until they are in fine crumbs.

Add cream cheese to the cookie crumbs.  Mix until well combined.

Using a small scoop or spoon, make balls of dough.  Place on parchment lined cookie sheet.

Refrigerate or freeze cookie dough balls for 30 minutes or longer.

Melt chocolate and begin dipping each truffle one at a time.

Lift truffle out with a fork.  Let excess chocolate drip off before setting on parchment paper to dry.

Immediately sprinkle reserved crumbs or toasted coconut on top of wet chocolate.

These freeze beautifully!

Recipe Source:  Centercutcook