Oreo Truffles- A Perfect Treat for Valentine’s Day

Photo 13-2-16, 6 40 29 PMValentine’s Day is just around a corner.
Do you want to make something homemade for your bf this coming heart’s day?
Or do¬†you need an idea for an easy but yummy dessert to make¬†this Valentine’s day?
Or… Do you want to start a small business that will surely be a hit this love season?

Well..
Here is the answer–> OREO TRUFFLES.

First I’ll give you the reasons why:
1. You only need 3 Ingredients
2. Easy and fun to make; No-bake recipe
3. You can use your creative mind with the designs; It can also be a bonding activity with your kids
4. It is super yummy. With Oreo & Chocolates, you will never go wrong- I promise!
5. Perfect for different occasions.

If you are curious, let me show you how to make Oreo Truffles:

Ingredients:
54 pcs Oreo or 1 pack crushed Oreos
8oz Cream Cheese, softened
Chocolate (Depends on your liking)
   250 grams White Chocolate
250 grams Milk ChocolatePhoto 8-2-16, 2 45 13 PM

Procedure:

  1. Crush Oreos in food processor or you can purchase crushed Oreos to make things easier.

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    CTTO

  2. Combine crushed oreo with softened cream cheese using your hands in a large bowl
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  3. Roll into truffle size balls (1 tbsp). Place on baking tray with parchment paper and chill for 1 hour or put in freezer for 20 mins.
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  4. Once ready, melt chocolate and dip oreo balls into chocolate
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  5. Design by using crushed oreo, sprinkles, nuts or melted chocolate
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  6. Put in 1oz liners. Store in fridge and take out when ready to serve or give as gifts
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Valentine’s Day Heart Oreo Truffles
– Instead of rolling the oreo & cram cheese mixture into balls, use a silicon heart chocolate mold.

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Pointers/FAQS (Stores indicated are located in Manila, Philippines):
1. I use Beryl’s chocolates

2. Melting Procedure:
Finely chop chocolate block
Microwave for 15 secs
Remove the bowl from microwave & stir
Repeat until fully melted

3. Coating Procedure:
Others use toothpicks but we prefer to use spoon & fork to coat
-Put the oreo ball on top of the fork and dip it in your preferred melted chocolate
-Use spoon to pour some of the melted choco on your oreo ball until fully covered
-Use another fork to remove excess choco
-Gently slide the oreo ball to the baking tray with parchment paper

4. I use 1 oz liners

5. Bought containers from All about Baking
Dozen containers:¬†‚āĪ125.00 per 10 pcs
Half Dozen Containers:¬†‚āĪ67.00 per 10 pcs
You can also buy from Chocolate Lover
Dozen containers:¬†‚āĪ145.00 per 10 pcs
Half Dozen Containers:¬†‚āĪ70.00 per 10 pcs

6. Selling Price:
‚āĪ200 for 1 dozen
‚āĪ100 for 6 pcs

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To be honest, I just tried making Oreo Truffles out of curiosity because they look nice.
I got the recipe from the internet and tweaked it a bit.
I really didn’t expect that it will be a hit and we sold lots of dozens every week.
So I hope you will all give it a try.

Allow me to share our Christmas Theme Oreo Truffles we made last Christmas.

Christmas Theme Oreo Truffles:

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Sometimes, Pain is Not Enough

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Photo: Credits to the Owner

I tried to move on..
I tried to ignore how I feel..
I thought pain was what I needed to let go..
I was wrong..
I felt too much pain already..
But it seems like it’s never enough..
How much suffering do I need for my heart to learn the lessons?
Is there a way to control the heart?
Should I wait for it to be numb?
Can it ever be numb?
Everyday I feel a greater pain..
A wound that never heals..
A wound that grows deeper..
But still, I continue to love..
I want to escape from this misery..
When can I get through this?

When? 

*One of the few notes I wrote when I was hurting so much because of a past love..
This entry was written in 2009..
So please be assured that I have already moved on and I am no longer hurting..

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Photo 3-2-16, 4 35 30 PMI was sleeping in the car on our way home from church when my cousin woke me up and informed me that we will go to the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.
I have to admit, at first, I was not too interested.
I¬†was thinking- “It is just a park with giant trees, what is so interesting?”
Don’t get me wrong, I love nature.
But I am more into water sceneries like oceans, beaches or lakes..
Trees? Not really a fan.

So we went to the park not looking forward to seeing something great— I was wrong.
I didn’t think I’ll be in awe because of these Redwood trees.
They are really GIANTS and some are even older than our Lord, Jesus.
If I may add more information about Redwood Trees, 2 of the 3 species of Redwood Trees are from California, USA while the other type is found in China (Wikipedia on Redwood Trees).

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is one of the Redwood parks in California.
There are a lot of things you can do in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.
Hiking, Fishing, River Crossing, ride a train at Roaring Camp Railroads, etc.
However, due to time constraint, we were only able to visit the Redwood Grove Loop Trail & the museum.
But I must say, visiting the trail was more than enough to appreciate the park.

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Redwoood Grove Loop Trail Brochure
Photo 3-2-16, 4 31 18 PMIn the entrance, a giant tree cross section will welcome you.
Can you believe that it came from a tree that grew more than 2,200 years ago?

Taking photos is a must!
But because the trees are really tall, my advise is for you to use the panorama function of your phone’s camera.
It will help you capture how big these trees are!
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More Redwood Trees Photos:

The museum is a small one but you will definitely learn something there.


Although we didn’t ride the Roaring Camp Train, we managed to see the Roaring Camp.


It was a nice experience.
Again, another chance to marvel¬†God’s creation.
If you like nature and if this post made you curious about Redwood trees, I suggest you visit a¬†Redwood Park near you. ūüėä

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Website

Operating Hours
Day Use Area: Sunrise to Sunset
The Visitor Center is open from 10 am to 4 pm daily.
The Nature Store opens daily at 10 am and closes at either 6 pm or sunset, whichever comes first.

Day-use Entrance Address
101 North Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018

Choco Flakes!

Craving for some quick homemade dessert?
Do you like chocolates?
Do you like corn flakes?
If yes, then Choco Flakes will be the best option for you!
No baking required and there’s no need to use your Kitchen Aid mixer (not even a hand mixer!).

Okay to get started, you just need to prepare 2 main ingredients!

1 cup Corn Flakes
200g Milk Chocolate/ White Chocolate
Sprinkles (optional)

For the procedure it is as easy as 1,2,3!
1. Microwave the chocolates in a microwavable bowl:
   Finely chop chocolate block or use chocolate chips
   Microwave for 15 secs
   Remove the bowl from microwave & stir
   Repeat until fully melted
2. Pour the melted chocolates on your corn flakes bowl.
3. Use a tablespoon to scoop the choco flakes mixture and lay it nicely in a baking tray with parchment paper. Use sprinkles to design your Choco Flakes (optional). Let it cool.
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Tada!
Yummy Choco Flakes for you and your family!
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