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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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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159 Responses
    1. I fourth this! Recipe looks delicious and how your husband says Donkey is wrong! Dunkey? Your post made me laugh though. :]
      I say DON-Key…that’s how I always thought it was! Definitely not Dunkey. Tehehe.

  1. Athena R.

    This post made me chuckle. I too am a southern girl and pronounce it dawnkey, but your donkey is correct and not dunkey…lol…too funny. Also, the snowman is adorable.

  2. Gay

    I’m behind you all the way on this one… it’s DONkey! Sounds like the argument my hubs and I are having… Smokey Bear, or, Smokey THE Bear. I say Smokey Bear. But no argument about the snowmen… very cute!

  3. Michelle

    Definitely Dawnkey! He can’t use Shrek as proof because Shrek has a Scottish accent! Everything sounds different with an accent! I vote with you. If he needs more, tell him Merriam-Webster says Donkey rhymes with wonky

  4. Melissa

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but both you and your husband are correct. The Merriam-Webster dictionary has both pronunciations for donkey. Sorry.

  5. Jessica

    I’ve never even heard anyone call it a ‘DUN’key. Except in shrek…. which I’m pretty sure has a few other odd ways of saying things. Plus, they are animated, talking animals. So probably not an authority on the matter. Just saying…

  6. Lisa

    DONKEY!!! Shrek is the ONLY time I’ve ever heard Dunkey. I’m in the south so unfortunately I hear the word donkey far too often & can speak to the actual pronunciation. 🙂

  7. Dunkey? Serioulsy? DUNKEY? Please go make fun of your husband for me. He’s so wrong. It’s clearly DONkey. 🙂

    As for the snowman, could those possibly be any cuter? Love them!

  8. Elizabeth L in Apex, NC

    Mint Oreo Truffles or not, it is – and always shall be in American English – DONkey. You can’t really use a fake Scottish accent as your guide to pronounce anything, especially something that causes a marital rift.

    I think your husband needs to admit he’s wrong, apologize, and take you out for a lovely dinner and movie.

  9. Victoria

    DONkey. As in annoying animal that eats all the wood it can find. You know how when you buy a house sometimes it comes with a washer/ dryer? Ours came with two DONkeys. Trust me, I yelled to my hubby about those stupid DONkeys enough times to know how it’s pronounced.

  10. Brandi C

    I am in agreement with you. It is DONkey. My husband is the same way. He is convinced the correct way to pronounce PILLow is PELLow. This has been an ongoing argument for 12 years. He will not admit defeat but in my mind he lost years ago.

  11. Melissa D

    LOL!!! You are too funny. You are absolutely 100% correct. It is DONkey. I once heard that men have DONkeys in their brain that have to carry information from one side of their brains to the other. I am convinced my husband’s DONkey has three legs. LOL!! Love the truffles.

    1. Stephanie

      Love that! Although, around my area, naked and nekkid are two entirely different things. (I think Jeff Foxworthy might even have a joke about it. He’s entirely right, btw, if he does.) Naked is when you have no clothes on. Nekkid is when you have no clothes on, and you’re up to something you shouldn’t be up to… 😉

  12. Dunkey is something you do with your oreos and a glass of milk, it is clearly not an animal 😛 We pronounce it DONkey like everyone else who is right 😀 hehe

  13. You are most definitely right…it is DONkey! Don’t let anyone tell you different.:) I guess you could always look in the dictionary to see the phonetic spelling. teehee! Those mint truffles look amazing. I am a mint fiend!:) I hope you get to enjoy your victory!

  14. Vicki

    You are right! ’nuff said….however, further proof = google donkey definition and you get:

    don·key/?dôNGk?/

    There are also MP3 downloads.

  15. Kathi

    I raise miniature sicilian donkeys and you are right. The miniature donkeys come from you guessed it Sicily and they can be no taller than 36 inches. So I call them my yard stick donkeys. You can not ask for a better pet.

  16. Jocelyn

    Okay, time my 2 cents. I’ve always pronounced it DONkey…never even thought of pronouncing it any other way. But I have to give him props for his creativity in “trying” to argue the pronunciation DUNkey. His logic sounds a lot like the logic my husband would use in an argument. LOL

    On a new note…those snowmen are absolutely adorable. Just made some of these the other night, but never thought of making it an actual snowman…I made the single truffle and let the bark pool at the base to make it look liked it “melted”.

    To solve the toothpick problem, when you pull the toothpick out, just top his little head with a mini oreo and you won’t see the “toothpick hole” or any chocolate that might have drudged up when you pulled it out either. 🙂 Love your page!

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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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