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.
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!
Adapted from Bakerella
Makes about 24 truffles
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!