This is your face after eating one of these.
I mentioned in a previous post that last week I went on a staff retreat and decided to bring snacks. Partly because I've completely failed in bringing them goodies on a regular basis (word's out about the blog!) and partly because it gave me an opportunity to try out a few "crowd pleaser" snacks that we really don't need sitting around our house. Ahem.
These were a HUGE hit. When we got back, they each snagged "just one more" before we all went our seperate ways. If you've made the ever-famous Oreo Truffles, these are made about the same way. While it takes a little bit of work to roll and dip each one, it's definitely worth it (and makes a huge batch!). You can use made from scratch brownies (one of my favorite recipes) or cheat and go with a box mix, doesn't matter. Just make sure they are cooked through but still soft.
Keep these in the freezer and let them soften just 5 or so minutes before taking a bite.
1 9x13 pan of brownies, baked and cooled (don't overcook!)
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Sprinkles or chopped candy for topping, optional
With a spoon, scoop out the cooked and cooled brownies into a large bowl. Leave the hard edge behind. Add the cream cheese to the bowl and mix well.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. With your hands, roll the brownie/cream cheese mixture into 1 inch balls and place on the sheet. When the entire bowl is rolled, place the sheet in the freezer to firm up for 30 minutes.
Melt your chocolate chips in the microwave until smooth. Using a fork, dip each brownie ball into the chocolate, tap lightly to knock off the additional chocolate, and set back on the parchment paper. Add sprinkles or chopped candy before it sets.
Place pan back into freezer to harden before moving to another container. Best kept in freezer and served cold.
Source: I Heart Nap Time
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