Oreo Peppermint Ice Cream Bonbons
- 1 quart peppermint ice cream
- 10 miniature candy canes
- 24 mint Oreos or similar cream-filled sandwich cookies
- 14 oz semi-sweet chocolate
- Take the ice cream out of the freezer and let it sit on the counter and soften at room temperature, for about 10 minutes. While you wait, prepare the candy canes and Oreos.
- Unwrap the miniature candy canes and place them in a zip-top plastic bag. Use a rolling pin to crush them into small pieces in the bag. Twist the Oreos apart. You can scrape out the cream fillings if you’d like—they get slightly hard (but not painfully so!) when frozen. I liked the extra creaminess and mint flavor, so I left the fillings in when I made my bonbons. Cover a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.
- Use a small candy or cookie scoop to scoop up 1½” balls of softened ice cream. Place a ball of ice cream on one Oreo cookie, top it with a second cookie, and press down gently so that the ice cream squeezes out to the edges of the cookie. If necessary, run a knife around the edge quickly to make a clean line, and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining cookies, working quickly so the ice cream doesn’t get too melted. Once all of the bonbons are assembled, place the tray in the freezer to firm up the ice cream, for about 30 minutes.
- Chop the semi-sweet chocolate, and place it into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Take the frozen bonbons from the freezer. Use dipping tools or a fork to dip a bonbon in the melted chocolate. Let the excess drip back into the bowl, scrape the bottom against the lip of the bowl to remove excess chocolate, and place it back on the baking sheet. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the top with a pinch of crushed candy canes.
- Store Oreo Peppermint Ice Cream Bonbons in an airtight container in the refrigerator. For the best taste and texture, let them sit for just a few minutes at room temperature before serving, so the ice cream is slightly softened but not melted.
source : sugarhero