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.

Oreo Truffles
from Allrecipes

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.


Mrs. Ca said...

I make these every year for multiple holidays. I also like the nutter butter truffles - they're actually my favorite, but everyone else prefers the oreo ones.

Which reminds me of something I've been meaning to tell you about, which is Meijer currently has store-branded peppermint candy oreos that are out of this world. You should definitely get some. I bet they would be fantastic in these truffles!

Faith said...

i love making this! i only make them during the holidays now! i am actually making them for a party tonight and i'm so excited to stuff my face with them :)

Debbie said...

These would be a hit in my son and I love oreos!

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B said...

I am making these this weekend for sure! :o) Soo excited. You have the best stuff Cassie!