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No-Bake Oreo Truffle Snowmen

These cookies-and-cream snowman truffles are almost too cute to eat -- almost. Coating them in melting wafers gives the snowmen a smooth, white finish that looks like what you'd get at a chocolate store, but is easy to achieve at home.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr (includes freezing and chilling times)
  • Active: 1 hr 30 min
  • Yield: 16 snowmen
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Ingredients

1 pound chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreo® (about 36 cookies)

4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

2 cups white melting wafers

2 to 3 teaspoons coconut oil

16 small orange sprinkles or other tiny orange candies, such as Tic Tac®

32 mini candy-coated chocolates in assorted colors

8 red or green sour gummy belt candies, cut into 5 1/2-inch strips, then cut in half lengthwise

1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Black gel food coloring

Directions

Special equipment:
16 lollipop sticks and a piping bag, optional
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Process the cookies in a food processor to fine crumbs. Transfer to a medium bowl and add the cream cheese. Stir and work with a wooden spoon until smooth and completely combined.
  3. Roll about two-thirds of the mixture into 16 balls (about 1 tablespoon each) and put on the prepared baking sheet. Roll the remaining mixture into 16 smaller balls (about 1 teaspoon each). Freeze until just beginning to firm up, about 15 minutes.
  4. Press a small truffle onto each large truffle to make snowmen, then press a lollipop stick through the top of each snowman so that it sits up with the stick coming out of the head (it's ok if the truffles crack during this step; just form them back together with your fingers). Put the baking sheet in the freezer while you heat the melting wafers.
  5. Microwave the melting wafers and 1 teaspoon coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl on 50 percent power in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted. (Alternatively, melt in a double boiler.) Add another teaspoon of coconut oil if the mixture is too thick.
  6. Holding a snowman by the stick, dip it into the white coating mixture to coat completely, letting as much excess drip off as possible. Return to the baking sheet. While the coating is still wet, press an orange candy onto the head for a nose. Press 2 mini candy-coated chocolates onto the sides of the head for earmuffs. Repeat with the remaining snowmen. Refrigerate until the coating is set, about 5 minutes.
  7. Wrap a sour belt strip around the neck of each snowman, using a dot of the coating mixture as glue to secure it.
  8. Combine the chocolate chips, 1 teaspoon coconut oil and 1/2 teaspoon black food coloring in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted. Transfer to a piping bag or a resealable plastic bag and snip off the corner. Pipe on the eyes and a band connecting the earmuffs over the top of each head. Pipe 3 buttons down the front of each snowman's body. Refrigerate until completely set, about 10 minutes.