If you want to make friends, and I know I do, then find a place to go (especially where there will be wild women knitting!) where you can bring chocolate.
Oreo truffles. If you haven't found them on the Internet yet, they are now here!
1 bag Oreo cookies
1 bar Cream Cheese (8 oz)
1 Bag Chocolate Melting wafers
Note: You'll need a food processor
1. Buzz (technical term) the cookies in the food processor using the steel blade. You'll use 2.5 -3 "sleeves" of cookies to make 3 cups of crumbs. Reserve extra for garnishing the tops.
2. Put three cups of crumbs and cream cheese block back into processor and buzz again to a creamy paste consistency.
3. Drop by rounded teaspoon fulls onto a baking sheet. (I like to line with Silpat or parchment, but waxed paper will do.)
4. Chill while you melt chocolate. You don't HAVE to do this, but the mixture is quite wet and chilling makes the dunking a bit easier to manage.
5. Melt chocolate in your microwave according to package directions. I usually melt about half the bag on high for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until ALMOST melted, then let it sit for a minute or two and it magically finishes to the perfect consistency. WARNING TO YOU OUT THERE WITH NO PATIENCE: If you try to rush this you will burn your chocolate and it's OVA (that means OVER in Boston talk.)
6. Now dip your little balls of love into the melted chocolate, one at a time, with two forks, tap off excess and return to baking sheet.
7. Stop giggling from last step or you'll miss this step: Sprinkle with leftover crumbs, if desired, and BEFORE the chocolate sets. If you are reading this too late, just brush a little extra chocolate over the top with the back of a spoon or knife and sprinkle at the end.
I keep mine refrigerated because A: There's cream cheese in them and
B: They seem to taste better cold to me, but that's your choice. They can sit out at room temp for a long time and I kept them out for days over Christmas and no one got sick or anything. The cream cheese is sealed inside the chocolate.
IF THIS DOESN'T DO IT FOR VALENTINE'S DAY, I DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL.
The girls were moaning with delight at knitting group when they bit into them. It's a guaranteed hit.
HI NEW KNIT FRIENDS READING THIS!