There isn’t a lot that will help you get to know a person faster than living with them. And when you’re compatible with what you get to know, it’s like giving rocket fuel to a friendship.
Once you’re married, this usually changes. There typically aren’t many occasions when you sharing living space along with another couple. Which is why married friendships often take longer to develop.
The first friendship my husband and I made together after getting married has remained one of my dearest. And even though we didn’t live together like college friends do, we did have an opportunity that came pretty close.
While our husbands were in seminary, there was a short time where their seminary apartment was directly above ours. This meant LOTS of shared meals, daily comings and goings at either of our apartments, and innumerable chats over coffee. It was a fun and memorable time, and one that isn’t likely to be repeated soon.
My friend Heather makes a holiday treat that was one of our favorites, and certainly a favorite of anyone else who tried them.
White chocolate covered Oreo balls. So.good.
I’m not saying that these are an improvement on her Oreo balls, but I wanted to have an alternative that didn’t require me to go buy a package of Oreos. A recipe that I could make with real ingredients that I already had on hand in my kitchen. Another unprocessed tribute to a favorite holiday treat.
So, Heather, this one’s for you. Thank you many years of friendship. For lattes. For laughs. For couch sitting with no talking required. For taco soup, buffalo chicken dip, and Oreo balls. Thank you for knowing me well and loving me still.
White Chocolate Fudge BitesPrint
- 3/4 C cocoa powder
- 1 C powdered sugar
- 5 tbsp arrowroot
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 C melted coconut oil
- 6 Tbsp softened butter
- 1 package white chocolate chips
1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the cocoa, sugar, and flour. Pulse twice to mix. Evenly distribute the vanilla, oil, and butter on top of dry ingredients. Pulse several times to blend, stopping when the dough comes together and begins to clump around the blade.
2. Take rounded teaspoons of dough and form into balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (one that will fit into your refrigerator). Repeat until you have used all the dough. Refrigerate dough balls for at least thirty minutes to make them chilled and firm.
3. Empty a bag of white chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds to 1 minute to melt. Once the chips begin to melt, stir with a spatula until all the chips are melted and creamy.
4. Remove dough balls from the refrigerator. Using a toothpick, dip each ball in the chocolate, rotating to coat. Let the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl, then place the ball on the parchment lined baking sheet to harden.
5. (Optional) Drizzle any extra chocolate over the tops of the dipped balls.
6. Store in the refrigerator.
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