Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Two Weeks of Christmas Treats, Day 11: Oreo Truffles
I am certainly not the first person to post these Oreo truffles, right? They’ve definitely made their rounds throughout the food blogging community. They deserve all the attention, too; they’re incredibly delicious.
It took me awhile to get the hang of forming the balls. The mixture is incredibly wet and sticky, so after struggling for a few minutes, I chilled the mixture, then rolled the balls. That made a huge difference. They were easier to handle and easier to dip in the chocolate. Even after chilling them, the center still really had that rich chocolate flavor and texture you’d expect from a truffle. These are a bit time-consuming, but they’re such a crowd-pleaser that you’ll be a rock star if you make them.
1 16-ounce package Oreo cookies
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
16 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
Red and green sugar for sprinkling, if desired
1. Crush cookies to fine crumbs in a food processor; place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Chill for 15 minutes or so, just until the mixture firms up slightly. Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
2. Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugars, if using.
3. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.