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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

Scale
  • 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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159 comments on “Mint Oreo Snowman Truffles”

  1. Mispronunciations drive me nuts! You’re definitely the one saying it right. I’ve never even heard anyone pronounce donkey the other way.

  2. Bronya @ Daisy Cakes

    dOnkey!!!

    I have NEVER met anyone who says dunkey…but then I’m British – would that make a difference?

  3. You win. It’s totally DONkey. I actually say DAWNkey, but maybe it’s a Chicago thing.

    This really made me laugh though because my fathers wife says NUN-stop. Like “it was a nun-stop” flight. Me and my sis were like “WTF” who says that. And it’s not like she can’t pronounce it. My dads name is Bob and she doesn’t call him Bub πŸ˜‰

  4. It sounds very much like a po-TAY-to, po-TAH-to kind of argument. Did you both grow up in the same area? if not, I’d agree to disagree that because you grew up in different areas, that you pronounce things differently which makes neither or you right or wrong πŸ™‚

    Oh, and can you verify that you sent me an email about a giveaway? I just want to make sure it was for real πŸ™‚ Thanks so much!

  5. Lynn @thevintagenest

    My vote: “dawnkey”. πŸ™‚ I was blog hopping this morning reading up on blogger vs. wordpress and came across your charming blog. I always fix the same tried and true sweets for our holidays but always like to try one new thing and THIS IS IT. I know everyone will love these. Thank you for the recipe πŸ™‚

  6. Absolutely DON-key! My husband and I have a similar marital keystone regarding the proper pronunciation of “root beer” – his version rhymes “root” with “foot”, mine is more like “hoot”. I feel vindicated every time he tries to order it in a restaurant, and the server doesn’t understand him. πŸ˜‰

    Also, great snowmen!

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