Please know that I am so not a chocolatier! Just like I’m no good at making bread, I’m generally no good at dealing with chocolate. I’m fairly sure it’s because I lack a previously mentioned ability to be patient, and/or the capacity to slow down and focus. Alas! I’ve always had success with these… they’re easy… they taste like heaven… and even if they’re hideous, that’s ok… Because they taste like heaven!
More on my wacky techniques: Alright, so we have a tiny house, and I pride myself on getting creative with kitchen gadgets since, well, we don’t have many. (After 8 years together, we finally got a mixer a few months ago. Seriously.) Well, naturally, we don’t own a Cuisinart. We DO have a Magic Bullet however! Let me say- Cuisinarts? Work so much better. The Magic Bullet? Takes much more time. And makes much more of a mess. But in all honestly, their inconsistency in pulverizing the cookies is kind of refreshing. And I like it! I start out crushing the cookies in a bag, and bit by bit, add cookies & cream cheese to the Magic Bullet, then throw the contents in a bowl. Once I’ve gone through the whole package of cookies and cream cheese, I stir up the mixture in the bowl and make sure the texture is “soft” but not too chunky. Clear as mud? Really, you can’t go wrong. If I can make it, you can make it!
*Note: The cooler you keep the balls before you dip, the better. I didn’t wait long enough this time (see? Lack of patience), hence the rather… well, let’s be honest, these are not the prettiest batch anyones ever seen:) The haggard appearance is ignored once you eat them, however. Delish!