Ok I’m starting a new series here: Snack and a movie. If you’re an old timer like me, you probably remember the old TBS series Dinner and a Movie that ran for years. During the commercials, the hosts would cook a meal with a punny name (ex. Dinner – Two Hot Peppers on the Lamb; movie- Thelma & Louise). It feels like with all the 90’s nostalgia lately, someone needs to bring that concept back, so here we are.
Except I’m not a cook, but I do like snacks a lot. Enter Snack + a Movie.
Snack + a Movie: A Charlie Brown Christmas & Peanuts Oreo Truffles
This week we are pairing the forever classic A Charlie Brown Christmas with Peanuts oreo truffles.
These truffles are super easy, delicious, and pretty foolproof. They’re perfect for making with little kids because they get to smash cookies, roll their hands in everything, and even if they are messy and wonky looking, it doesn’t matter. Kind of like a certain little Christmas tree…
Peanuts Oreo truffles
- 1 16oz package Oreos
- 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
- 12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 4 oz chopped peanuts
Using a food processor, crush cookies into fine crumbs (you can also put all the cookies into a gallon ziplock bag and crush with a rolling pin. Kids LOVE that). Combine the crumbs and cream cheese in a medium bowl. Mix well. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Put chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 20 seconds. Stir and repeat until smooth and melted. Dip balls in melted chocolate and return to baking sheet. Top with chopped peanuts (they’re also really good plain, btw). Refrigerate 1 hour until firm. Best eaten while listening to Vince Guaraldi music.
Don’t forget to add watching Charlie Brown & making these truffles to your holiday checklist!