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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159 Responses
  1. Amber

    DONKEY lol, but my hubby and I have a similar disagreement. It’s about the word accrual. I saw it A-CREW-AL he says it A-CURE-AL…we’ll go on forever on that one 🙂

  2. DON-key. Totally with you on this one.

    And these fabulous treats most certainly did not sway my opinion at all. Not one bit. Not even when you count the cuteness factor.

  3. Stephanie

    So funny! If he’s going to pick something to be so stubborn about, shouldn’t he at least pick something he is correct about? DUN-key- ain’t it! You are obviously correct. And someone should tell him never to believe anything he sees in movies or tv shows! 😉

    Truffles look gorgeous, btw! Might have to try to find time to try them… 🙂

  4. Lisa L.

    Oh my goodness… it is totally pronounced “DONkey!” You are totally right! I agree with your blogger cohort. It is absolutely absurd to base your language knowledge on an animated ass!

  5. 1) The snowmen are SUPER cute.
    2) I might have to stick to regular ol’ truffles.
    3) DON-key.

    I have complete sympathy for you… my husband is the KING of mispronounciation:

    “Rather or not you believe it is beside the point…”

    WHAT?! RATHER?! WHAT?!

    “Did you want some Gram crackers? There’s about 1 graham of fat in one.”

    No seriously.

    And I am the Grammar Police, so… this could be grounds for divorce.

    You didn’t even have to use sweets to sway me. Your hubster belongs to the same club as mine!!!

  6. Caroline Gallant

    You are so right in this case… I have a similar battle royale with a co-worker who insists on pronouncing raspberry as RASPberry rather than RAZZberry… and as a person who has a linguistics degree with a focus in phonetics it irritates me to no end so I can truly appreciate your frustration with your husband on this matter! Using mike myers with a crappy scottish accent saying dunkey is a terrible reason… puh men will use anything to win.

  7. Veronica Cooley

    You are 100% right! And to prove your point to him the Merriam-Webster dictionary says that “Donkey” rhymes with “Wonky”, unless he says that as “WUNKY”, which I doubt he does…then you are right and he is wrong! LOL!

  8. These are absolutely precious! Thanks for the great tutorial too.

    Hysterical about your hubby! I find it hard to believe that he grew up in America and has probably heard the correct pronunciation, DONkey, a gazillion times, like in the song you mentioned, but yet he still thinks it is DUNkey…..too funny….you gotta love men. I say this as I sit here with my husband playing Donald Duck singing Jingle Bells, loudly, (yes such a song exists..lol) in the background.

  9. Vicki P.

    So if Chris is going to base his argument on a silly pop culture reference, you should feel obliged to do the same. My suggestion is to refer him to Trace Adkin’s most wonderful song “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk”. His eloquent lyrics draw the parallel between a woman’s posterior and the beast of burden whose name pronunciation is in question.
    I know a lady here in TX that raises mini donks and while precious in their petite size, they are not short on attitude and would surely kick him in the ass should he refer to them as “DUNkeys”.

  10. JS

    DON-Key. Absolutely no doubt about it. You are right, he is wrong. This reminds me of some throw pillows I saw. One said Mr. Right; the other said…Mrs. ALWAYS Right! 🙂

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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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