Thursday, July 29, 2010

Oreo Truffles

This is a conflicting recipe. It calls for oreos which are my least favorite of all snack foods (I know, how can I be a mom and human and not like them??) and chocolate which isn't always a favorite of mine.

However, it also calls to mix those ingredients with Cream Cheese, and that's why this recipe is for me.

Here's what you need:

1 - package of oreo cookies (I used generic brand)
1 - package of cream cheese (8 oz)
1 or 2 - bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips
a way to mash the cookies (i used the good old rolling pin and
plastic bag method, but a hand mixer works as well

Prep time: 10 minutes
total cook time: depends (for me 2 hours - includes an hour + of refrigeration)

Step 1: Crush cookies until they are a fine dusting (or as close to fine as you can get

Step 2: add cream cheese to the chopped oreos (it's best if cream cheese is room temperature, but if using a mixer it will work still cold)

Step 3: Rolls the mixture into small 1" balls (they look like meatballs). Place these balls on a tray to cool in the refrigerator. They should cool for about an hour to make them a little easier to use later on.

Step 4: You need to use a double boiler to melt your chocolate chips. I don't have a double boiler so I always improvise (sorry for the messy stove).
-for anyone who needs to know how to create a double boiler what I used was a small sauce pan half full of water an a glass mixing bowl. I let the water boil, set the glass bowl inside with the chocolate chips and stirred the chips until the consistency was right.

Step 5: This part is the hardest in my opinion. The point is to cover the oreo balls with the melted chocolate. It does not take long for the chocolate to start re-hardening so you have to be quick about this process. Many people suggest using two forks to hold the ball and allow the chocolate to drip through the slots. My chocolate is never runny enough to drip so I usually just use my hands or a spoon. They don't have to be perfect so have fun, and involve the kids on this part most of all!!!

And when you're done coating I recommend putting them back the fridge or freezer to harden the chocolate. As you can see mine didn't turn out great esthetically, but they are delicious.
I will warn you though, these are very very very rich. I can usually only eat one at a time and I have to include a whole glass of milk.

You can also try other ingredients, peanut butter oreos, peanut butter chocolate chips, adding vanilla flavoring. Test it out, and see what you think!!

Bon Apetite


  1. Oooo, I love these. It's once of the "christmas candy" must haves for Zach's family.

  2. These look yummo! Thanks for following me, I stopped by to see what you are up to and am following you back. :)