Thursday, January 6, 2011

Oreo Truffles

Hi All! Sorry I've been away for a couple weeks...the holidays were stressful and then we had a minor emergency with the kiddo that kept my mind going at 100 miles a minute for a week.  I'm back though (still with no pictures, yet!) and looking forward to the new year with lots of yummy new food!!

Today I'm posting for Oreo Truffles.  I had these at a Christmas party once and they were amazing.  I just got a hand written recipe on the back of a business card, but I also looked one up to fill in a few gaps to give me ideas.  The link is provided below. I usually make these in bulk because they go so fast! Hope you enjoy these SUPER RICH treats!

Oreo Truffles

1 pkg Oreo cookies (hold back 8 or so for decorating at the end)
1 pkg Cream Cheese
2 (8oz) pkgs Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted

Crush cookies into fine pieces with a food processor.  Add to a bowl with softened creem cheese and mix until thoroughly.  I just use my kitchenaid and it's done in a flash! Roll mixture into 1 inch balls. Place on a cookie sheet or plate covered in wax paper and put in the freezer for at least an hour.  This eliminates them falling apart or becoming too soft to use when dipping them in the hot, melted chocolate.  After frozen, dip in melted chocolate, I use 2 spoons so I can drain the extra chocolate off the ball.  Place coated balls on wax paper lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle the balls with reserved cookie crumbs before the chocolate begins to harden.  Place back in the freezer to fully harden.  After that you can keep in the refrigerator until ready to be eaten.  Store leftovers back in the refridgerator (or freezer if you have a lot!)

You can make a million variations of this using different cookies and almond bark to replace the baking chocolate, and adding vanilla extract or another flavor.  One of my favorites is nutterbutters and for the topping to decorate, use butterfingers crushed in the food processor.  YUM!

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1 comment:

  1. I have a friend who adds Andes mints. They are amazing!