Oreo Cookies, Cream Cheese and Melted Chocolate = Oreo Truffles
A simple, fun and scrumptious treat to make for your family and friends. I had these for the first time during Christmas when the mother of my daughters friend made them and kindly shared them with us. Then, recently, I saw the recipe posted by The Naptime Chef on Babble.com. I wanted to make a Valentine's Day treat for my family and co-workers and this was the perfect choice. You bite into the chocolate candy coating and what do you get? A truffle like center that is rich, soft and with an Oreo chocolate flavor.
I made one batch with regular Oreo cookies and another batch with mint Oreos. I coated the Oreo centers with white chocolate and regular chocolate. I switched up the toppings: pink sugar and drizzled white chocolate. I kept some of them plain chocolate as well. The variations are endless. Have fun and use your imagination.
Recipe inspired by The Naptime Chef
8 ounces cream cheese (I used light cream cheese)1 package Oreos (any flavor) (I made one batch with mint, one batch with regular oreos)
4 ounces white chocolate, or semisweet chocolate, melted (I used Ghirardelli Candy Making & Dipping Bar)
1. Place the cookies in a food processor and pulse until they are fine crumbs. Add the cream cheese and pulse again until a sticky dough forms. Use your hands to form the dough into 1″ round balls and place them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Place them in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours or up to 1 day.
2. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. Roll the chilled truffles in the chocolate until they are completely coated. If desired, add colored sugar before chocolate starts to dry or drizzle with different color chocolate. Place them back on the lined cookie sheet. Chill them in the refrigerator until they are set, about 1 more hour.
3. For a cute presentation, place in mini baking cups or candy liners. Store in refrigerator.
Oreo Truffle with Chocolate Coating, drizzled with White Chocolate
Oreo Truffle with White Chocolate, sprinkled with Pink Sugar
Happy Valentine's Day!!!!
Mom's Cooking Club Lesson: Variations - you can make these Oreo Truffles all year round and match the sprinkles and mini baking cups to any holiday or celebration. You can make some for Easter with pastel colors, 4th of July with a red, white and blue theme, Halloween you can do black, purple and orange. And of course for Christmas you can do red and green. Have fun with these throughout the year!