Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Oreo Truffles

If you're a lover of food blogs, you've probably seen these ubiquitous Oreo Truffles around the blogosphere. It seems like many of the food bloggers I know have made these at some point. Last week, it was my turn.

Oreo Truffles

As you can see, I made a ridiculous mess in my kitchen, which is guaranteed fun. But I had some trouble with my chocolate bark. It didn't melt smoothly at all, and the dipping process was pretty horrendous. I melted it on the stove; next time I'll go for the microwave (the package directions gave me the choice), use a different brand, or the non-bark chocolate wafer melty things. As for decoration, I happen to adore whimsical, brightly colored sprinkles, but the crushed oreo-topped truffles were really popular too.

I tried rolling a couple of truffles entirely in sprinkles, rather than just on top (see those 2 in the back?). I don't recommend that; they weren't bad but the crunch of the sprinkles was distracting from the real goodness inside.

Bottom line: if you like oreos, you will melt when you eat these. They made my day over and over and over. I'm not telling how many I ate!

Oreo Truffles
Adapted from Bakerella
Makes about 24 truffles
Printable Recipe

1 package oreo cookies (divided… use entire cookie including the cream center)
1 8oz. package cream cheese (softened)
1 package chocolate bark (milk or white)
Sprinkles or other candies for decoration, optional

1. Finely crush 7 cookies in a food processor or place them in a ziploc bag and crush into a fine consistency. Reserve for later.

2. Crush remaining cookies and stir in softened cream cheese. Use the back of a large spoon or a rubber spatula to help mash the two together.

3. Roll the mixture into 1″" balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet.

4. Melt chocolate as directed on the package and then dip balls into chocolate, tap off extra and set aside on wax paper covered cookie sheet to dry. Before they dry, decorate with crushed remaining oreos or anything else your heart desires.

5. Once dry, refrigerate and enjoy!


(wife.) said...

"I had some trouble with my chocolate bark" reminded me of Charlie Brown/Great Pumpkin: "I had a little trouble with the scissors." I'm glad (as I'm sure everyone else was who enjoyed them) that your truffles didn't have random holes all over them.

Even though you've told me about these before, the picture seals the deal. YUM! <3 your sprinkles.

Emily (The Culinary Couple) said...

Oh, I do love oreo truffles! I melt wafers for dipping, and it seems to work well. I coat half in milk chocolate and half in white chocolate. Then I drizzle the opposite flavor on top. Yum! And now my mouth is watering.

Maria said...

these are the perfect treat for any day of the year!

grace said...

heaven forbid anything detract from the oreo goodness! i love the sprinkles, though--so colorful!

Anne said...

I TOTALLY want to make these, but there are 2 reasons I will not:

1. If YOU had difficulty with it (which I'm glad that perfection doesn't come automatically for you and I can still be your friend) then I KNOW that my kitchen would be a disaster. After the bread making, it took 2 days to clean, but the bread was totally worth it!

2. I would not be able to stop eating them! Since I'm utilizing your recommendation for couch-2-5k, I figure it's a good time to watch my calorie intake (at least a little).

I love reading about your food adventures! Thanks for sharing!

Jenn said...

Oh I love how fun these truffles are with all your sprinkles!!!

Jessica said...

What? You mean I can't eat out the creamy centers before using them in this recipe!

This looks so easy and yummy too! Thanks for the heads up about the sprinkles. These won't last long around our house, that's for sure.

Lynsey James March said...

I love anything oreo! How yummy was this! I'm making these for my daughter's class, they will be a hit!

Kristen said...

These look delicious! So yummy!

Lindsay said...

I have made these several times and they are always a hit! If you can find the Oreos with the mint cream try those - they are fabulous. The chocolate does tend to cause a mess, but the Oreo goodness is worth it in the end!

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