Mint Oreo Snowman Truffles

Mint Oreo Snowman Truffles

My husband and I are the midst of a 13 year disagreement.

I’m not going to be embarrassed about airing my dirty laundry here with you, because we’re all friends, yes?

 

Our argument is about donkeys.

More specifically the pronunciation of donkey.

He swears the 4 legged creature is called a “DUNkey”.

I certainly don’t remember the context of our initial donkey conversation, as everything pre-donkey has faded away.

I define our relationship in terms of pre and post donkey.  For every couple there is that moment…donkey was ours.

 

I argued for a good hour about how the correct pronunciation is “DONkey” not “DUNkey”.

He lead with the viable point that it is “MUNkey” not “MONkey”, hence DUNkey is correct.

I countered with the fact that his brother’s name is “Don”, not “Dun”.

He then pulled out the big guns…his closing case argument…his Tom Cruise moment…

The donkey in Shrek says, “DUNkey”.

For him, the conversation was over.

 

My fate in Battle: Pronunciation Donkey was determined by an animated ass.

 

Over the years I have tried to convince him that he is wrong. I tend to be a little sour grapes over arguments lost.

Especially this time of year where “Dominick the Donkey” will be heard no less than 7 bagillion times.

 

So I need your help.

A public vote, so to say.  Tell me how you say donkey.

It’s imperative that you vote in my favor…I am not a gracious loser.

 

 

Now, before you make the final donkey call, you need to clear your head for a moment.

I have found that a good way to gain perspective is by ogling sweet and delicious treats that are formed into adorable snowmen.

I suggest with all the large decisions in your life you take that advice.

It’s really quite an adaptable rule.

 

These are Mint Oreo Snowman Truffles.

Just mash up some Mint Oreos, cream and all, and mix in a little cream cheese to hold the crumbs together.  Form them into round truffles.  If you are going to make the snowmen make small, medium and large sized truffles.

Chill them for a bit and then melt almond bark or candy disks.

To assemble the snowmen I used a toothpick to hold the snowman together (gently pressing the truffles together tightly) while I dipped them in the chocolate.

When my snowman truffle was covered in chocolate I carefully removed the toothpick before the chocolate set.  If some of the chocolate comes off the top when removing the toothpick, just dot some on to cover the toothpick hole.

Before my chocolate completely set I added a round orange sprinkle for a nose.

Let the coating dry and then using a food writer you can dot on eyes, a mouth and some buttons.

I tied a ribbon around my snowman’s neck for a scarf.

If you’re feeling less ambitious you can easily just make these into standard round truffles.  They are really just as sweet.

Since it’s officially Oreo snowman day, you MUST check out these adorable snowman cupcakes by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen! I love love love them!

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Mint Oreo Snowman Truffles

  • Author: Cookies & Cups

Description:

This recipe will make approx 14 snowmen


Ingredients:

  • 1 package of Mint Oreos, finely crushed, cream and all
  • 1 8oz block of cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 lb. of vanilla almond bark, or white candy melting disks
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable shortening

Instructions:

  1. Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well combined.
  2. Form your mixture into round truffles. (If you make them all uniform size you will get approx 45 truffles)
  3. Place the truffles on a wax paper lined baking sheet.
  4. Put in refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.
  5. When truffles are chilled melt your almond bark or melts with 1 tablespoon of vegetable shortening according to the package directions.
  6. Dip your truffles carefully in the melted candy candy and with a fork remove and tap off the excess before transferring back to the wax paper.
  7. Let coating set.

Notes:

You can use this recipe for any flavor Oreo.
Oreo Truffle recipe from Kraft

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Now that you’ve thought about my donkey dilemma, I would kindly appreciate your vote on this very important matter. Thank you for your consideration 🙂

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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jane
jane

Your husband must be from philly. They all say Dunkey!!! You are correct, but you already knew that. lol

linda philley
linda philley

you can use an orange tic tac for his nose too

Margaret
Margaret

You are correct! Shrek : #1 is an uneducated ogre #2 is from midevil England

Tina
Tina

It would be interesting to know where your husband (or more precisely, his ancestors) are from. I’m originally from Co. Clare in the west of Ireland, and everyone in the areas pronounces it ‘dunkey’. I should point out that this is by no means a universal pronunciation in Ireland – it definitely marks the user out as a culchie (basically, a country bumpkin). Living in the UK, I have to make a real effort to pronounce it ‘donkey’, and even after 20-odd years, it still sounds so, so wrong! It’s a relief to go home and say it properly!

Heather - Chickabug

Hi Shelly! These snowmen are just the CUTEST thing!! I shared them on my blog today –
http://www.chickabug.com/blog/2012/12/snowman-treats.html

Thank you for the inspiration, as always! : )
Heather

PS. You are so right about DONkey. But at least your husband doesn’t say “WERTer” instead of “WAter”… does he?! ; )

Paloma

How cute can this snowmen be?? I made them a few days ago and people went crazy for them! thank you so much for the recipe :o) (Since we don´t have Mint Oreos in Peru I tried a national brand and it worked out just great). Here are some pics http://www.misscupcakes.pe/blog/recetas/hombrecitos-de-nieve-de-casino-de-menta-para-decorar-de-mil-maneras/

Teri
Teri

Love the recipe! After all this comments about you being right, you’re hubby will still not admit being wrong.. Lol. Been there..

Sheila
Sheila

DoNkey,,that’s how we say it in Cleveland,,,oh and Munkey 🙂 lol

Kim
Kim

The holidays are just around the corner and these truffles are on my XMAS list for sure.

Setting the record…on the dunkey doo doo…it is DONkey and its because we said so, not the animated ars married to a flying dragon lady that could’t possibly be a match made in fairy tales, that logic annoys me, but they made adorable little arsy-dragons.

Thanks for sharing!

Diane
Diane

My husband and I both agree DONKEY. Mike meyers can do whatever he wants. Normal people say dawnkey, End of discussion with your dawnkey – he loses !!!

Angeline
Angeline

Donkey is correct……don’t you love silly husbands? LOL Shrek??

Ann

Made a variation of these with Glutino gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookies and they were AMAZING! I posted the recipe (complete with link-back of course) on my blog. Gave some out as Christmas treats and everyone agreed that they are off the hook!

jamie
jamie

Dawn-key in North America. Shrek has a Scottish accent!

SamIam

LOL! Maybe if he was Ricky Ricardo it would be DUNkey, but I’m with Lucille Ball… DONkey! This would totally be a I Love Lucy scene! Have a great day! The truffles are fantastic and so is the Samo Bark!!!! :)))) Merry Christmas sandybiebel.etsy.com

Tammy
Tammy

CUTE snowmen!
DON-key for sure!
Merry Christmas!

Sarah
Sarah

This is too funny. My husband teases me for how I pronounce ridiculous, but i don’t notice that I pronounce it any differently than he does…

This also makes me think of the word wash, and how some people pronounce it “warsh”. It perplexes me where the “r” sound could possibly be logically pronounced when it is no where in the word.

And – for the record, you are right. His monkey reference was a pretty good effort, but not justification – that’s like saying brown should be pronounced “brone” and using the word own as justification. =D

Alyson
Alyson

It is def DONkey!! Next time you’re at the store take him to the toy department, find a see and say, turn it to DONkey and BAM! “The DONkey says HeeHawww” you win!! I mean is FIsher Price gonna teach kids how to pronouce it wrong? lol

Jenny Moore
Jenny Moore

I think you are right!! Besides the fact that Shrek is not a good comparison AT ALL, that’s not how ANYone says it. I mean, seriously?! I did laugh out loud when I read this post. I found this and thought you could use it in your argument. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/donkey

Also, the truffles look SCRUMPTIOUS!! Thanks for sharing!

Lenea
Lenea

I hope your husband reads all these replies… but by the sounds of things, it does not sound like you will let him get away without so here goes… You ARE correct. It is “DON”key….Look up the pronunciation in an online dictionary where it will say it for you… It is pronounced DONG-Kee…. Verdict in…. No one should take grammatical advice from a donkey. Enough said!

So let it be known, two points for you. One for the Donkey debacle and one for the cute snow man treats!!!

Thanks for the laugh thou!!!

Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids

My vote is for you…and these snowman truffles are just toooo cute. So, even if you were wrong about donkey…which you are not…I would vote for you anyway because of these snowman truffles alone. 🙂

Trista
Trista

DONkey!! My husband have a very similar argument over the pronunciation of Gummi Bears. Is it GUMmee or GOOmee? I say GUMmee.

Jenni K
Jenni K

Can you add a link to “Pinterest” to your site, so when we like your recipes, we can “pin” them to our boards and share with others?

HannahBee
HannahBee

It is DONkey! You are right. If he hasn’t noticed, Donkey from Shrek isn’t exactly the brightest light on the Christmas tree.

Donna
Donna

Your are right…he is wrong. Has your husband not heard “Happy Wife…Happy Life”. My husband lives by that…most of the time!

grace

i love your snowmen and your random argument! i personally say ‘dawnkey’, but that’s because i’m a hick. 🙂

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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