Here is my recipe for truffles:
1 package Oreos
2 boxes semisweet chocolate (or you could use chocolate chips), melted
1 package cream cheese, softened
Crush 9 oreos to fine crumbs and reserve. Crush the rest of the package to fine crumbs, mix with cream cheese until the two are fully incorporated. Shape into small balls (about 1 inch). Dip into melted chocolate, sprinkle with Oreo crumbs. I would store these in the fridge, and they stay soft even in the fridge! I also suggest using a small amount of chocolate at a time, that way it will stay melted (or melt choc in a double boiler instead of the microwave). Yum!
Also, I plan to package my homemade goodies in those small loaf pans. I primarily make chocolate goodies, which gets expensive (but come ON...what would YOU rather have, a snickerdoodle or fudge?), so the small loaf pan means that I can give people fewer (which people don't mind, because there is SO much holiday food) AND the container is a gift, too!
Oh, and on that vein, I got my SIL a pashmina scarf (so pretty!) as well as a DVD of The Princess Bride (her fave movie when she was a kid), and I plan to wrap the movie in the scarf, so again, the wrapping won't get thrown away!
One other thought!
Ds has made a bunch of art in dc this year, and much of it isn't that great. However, we have a hard time throwing it out. So we are keeping a couple of our faves, and then sending the rest to our family. That way, they get to see his art, and THEY get to dispose of it! Ha!!