Friday, January 15, 2010

Is Nutter Butter Better?

Nutter Butter was a treat
Everybody liked to eat
Add cream cheese it makes them Nutter Better!

Over Christmas I worked. In my department, we have a holiday schedule that allows everybody to get six days off...either at Christmas or New Years. I decided that since I don't have my own family and my brother would be here anyway to be with his fiance, that I would work Christmas. It was a busy six days...I was on call (overnight at the hospital) every other day for six days! I did, however, continue to take on call snacks! The first day I took nutter butter truffles, a take-off of oreo truffles. I love peanut butter, prefer it actually over chocolate. So, I thought I'd try the well known oreo truffle with nutter butters. Well, they were good but not quite as gooey (a good thing) as the oreo truffles. I think the cream in the middle of oreos is moister that the peanut butter stuff in the middle of nutter butters. I ended up adding about 1-2 tablespoons of cream cheese icing to the mixture and that helped a lot! In the end, I still got compliments on them and they were gone before the day was over (with only about half of the number of residents as normal!). Nutter Butter Truffles
1 package Nutter Butter cookies
1 package cream cheese (I use the Nufschatel)
1/2 package chocolate bark - use what you need (the melting chocolate that comes in rectangular containers)

Crush cookies in a food processor or a bag using a rolling pin. Soften cream cheese and stir into the cookies. Roll mixture into walnut sized balls. Place in refrigerator or freezer to firm. Melt chocoate bark. Roll balls in the chocolate to coat. Allow to set and enjoy!


Katrina said...

Good stuff. I made almost the same thing at Christmas time, but I think I just added a little extra peanut butter when they needed more moisture. I also shaped them like little trees and dipped them in green candy melts, then sprinkled sprinkles on them. I thought they were just ok, but everyone who ate them thought they were awesome!

White Toast with Butter said...

I was just going to comment that the recipe I use calls for a package of NB cookies, 4 oz. of cream cheese and 1/2 cup of peanut butter - and they are great. I like Katrina's idea about trees - I put crushed peanuts on top of mine just have dipping.

Abby said...

Yum. They sound good to me!

sarah (SHU) said...

ohhh i wish you worked in my hospital!!! or maybe it's better for me that you don't :) those look amazing!!

Anonymous said...

These looks delicious! There's no better combination than peanut butter and chocolate :)

eatme_delicious said...

Okay I'm definitely drooling a little bit looking at these!! They sound amazing. I still haven't tried making this style of cookie/cake truffles.

The JR said...

I love nutter butter cookies. That's what I usual get for myself when I buy store bought cookies.

They look very good!