Oreo Truffles Recipe
 
 1 package of Oreo cookies or enough to make 4 cups of Oreo cookie crumbs
 1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
 2 1/4 cups of good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
 
 optional flavoring (to taste):
  Grand Marnier
  almond extract
  peppermint extract
 
 optional coatings:
  medium flaked coconut
  ground nuts (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts)
  unsweetened cocoa powder
 
 Use a food processor or blender to reduce all the Oreo cookies to fine
 crumbs.  Set aside.
 
 Melt chocolate in a double boiler OR empty chocolate chips into a large
 microwaveable mixing bowl and microwave on high, stirring at 45
 second increments, until the chips are melted.  It shouldn't take
 more than two or three minutes - but watch carefully, as chocolate goes
 from melted to burnt very quickly in the microwave. 
 
 Add optional flavoring and the softened cream cheese and mix thoroughly 
 with chocolate, until all white streaks are gone.  Do not mix in food 
 processor as mixture will be stiff.
 
 Add three cups of the Oreo crumbs.  The mixture will be stiff, but
 continue stirring until it is thoroughly combined and fairly smooth.
 Can be mixed in stand mixer.
 
 Set out a shallow bowl containing the last cup of Oreo crumbs.
 Form mixture into small balls (about 3/4?) and roll in Oreo crumbs,
 coconut, ground nuts or cocoa to lightly coat.
 
 Place each Oreo truffle into a paper candy cup.  Store in the fridge
 and serve slighly chilled for the best texture and taste.