Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Hoppin’ Party: Oreo Truffles



I didn’t mean to, but I’ve had a nice little break from blogging.  I kept saying, I’ll write that post tomorrow.  And then I would forget and say, I’ll write that post tomorrow.  Now it’s a few tomorrows later, and here I am again.  I’ve a couple more posts about Liam’s birthday party to share with you.  Today’s is Oreo Truffles.

I thought everyone had heard of these little sweets.  They made the rounds a few years ago and I guess they are still popular.  They should be popular because they are so very, very good.  If you like Oreos, then this will be a recipe you should try if you haven’t already.  It is so easy. 

Oreo Truffles
Makes 3 dozen
1 package Oreos, cubed
1 8 oz block of cream cheese
White Chocolate Bark or Candy Melts

In a food processor, blitz the Oreos until they are fine crumbs.  Add the cream cheese and pulse until it becomes a nice gooey mixture.  Refrigerate until nice and cold.

Roll the mixture into about 1 inch sized balls and place on waxed paper.  If the balls become mushy, return to the fridge until more stable. 

Melt half of the white chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave according to the package directions.  I find that using the double boiler works better because it keeps the chocolate warm.  Using dipping tools or a fork, dip each ball in the chocolate and allow to dry on the waxed paper.  This is the “crumb coat”. 

Once all the truffles have dried, use the rest of the chocolate and dip them once more for a more even coat.  Sprinkle the top with more crushed Oreos, Sparkling sugar crystals or Sprinkles.  Keep refrigerated before serving.


I’m not particularly good at dipping candy.  That may be because I couldn’t find my dipping tools and just used a fork.  Some of my truffles were down right ugly.  But they tasted sooooooo fantastic.  They are incredibly rich.  My favorite thing is that if you let them set out just a bit, the inside softens a little.  You bite through the solid wall of chocolate to a creamy Oreo inside. 

If you haven’t had these before, go out right now and buy the ingredients.  You must make these A.S.A.P.!

Bakerella has a nice little tutorial for those who need a visual.

Linked to Polly Want A Crafter and Get Your Craft On.