Monday, October 17, 2011

Easy Oreo Truffles

As Grace promised, this weekend I made a dessert that did not involve pumpkin. Although I can't make any promises about the rest of the week!

I came across this pin from Kathie Cooks and it looked too good and too easy to pass up.

Kathie Cooks
This is another recipe that just involved 3 ingredients to prepare: Oreos, cream cheese, and Baker's chocolate. You begin by crushing up a package of Oreos.

Unfortunately, I do not have a food processor so I improvised by putting the Oreos in a zip lock bag and crushed them with a roller.

Then its time to mix the Oreos with an 8oz package of cream cheese. This time I made sure the cream cheese was softened before mixing! At first I tried to mix the Oreos and cream cheese together with a wooden spoon. I quickly realized that would never work. I ended up just getting in there and mixing it with my hands.

Once you have the Oreos and cream cheese thoroughly mixed, the next step is to form the mixture into one inch balls. I think mine were a little bit on the larger side.

The dough balls should look something like this^. At this point, they should be put in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Then it's time for the fun part - dipping the Oreo balls into the melted chocolate.

This was my first experience dipping anything in chocolate and of course, it wouldn't be me if I didn't run into at least one issue. This time, my mistake was that I didn't thoroughly read the recipe beforehand. I only bought one package of Baker's chocolate and I ran out half way through dipping all the truffles. Luckily I had a package of milk chocolate chips that I melted and used for the rest of truffles.

I also learned that my dipping technique could use a little work. I tired to dip them with the least amount of mess as possible and as a result, I think my truffles suffered. They didn't come out quite as pretty as Kathie's (but they still taste the delish!).

Once the truffles are dipped, put them on a wax lined pan and place them in the refrigerator for an hour.

Can you spot the one that's dipped in milk chocolate?

The Verdict: These truffles are fabulous! Simple to prepare and delicious. They would be a great gift to bring for a hostess of a party.

Things to consider: The next time I make these, I would make 2 small adjustments. First, I would make sure the Oreos are completely and finely crushed. I had a few larger pieces that I think would mix better if they were crushed a bit more. Second, I would make the truffles a bit smaller so that they are easier to eat.

These might be fun to theme based on the time of year. You can dip them in white chocolate and cover them with red and green sprinkles for Christmas. Or you can put orange food coloring into the white chocolate and make them into little pumpkins for Halloween. Or you can theme them for Valentine's Day like Kathie did. The possibilities are endless!

Update: If you like these truffle, check them out in brownie form!

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