[ Sylvia's ] OREO TRUFFLES
Just in time for Easter, this is a really fun treat to make, eat and decorate! You can make these little bad boys for just about any holiday or occasion. I’m not going to lie, the decorating part can be a little messy when trying to coat the truffles, but the taste will be worth the clean up!
Here is what you’ll need:
8 oz. cream cheese
1 regular size package of Oreos (and no double stuff either, just regular)
Pinch of salt
I bag of chocolate melting candy or chocolate chips (Ghirardelli, Wilton's, any brand really)
Additional melting candy (maybe another chocolate color for contrast) for drizzling, sprinkles
Parchment paper, wax paper or silicone mat
Stand-Alone mixer or a big bowl with a hand-held mixer
I always crush the oreos in a food processor to form fine crumbs. It’s really the quickest way and I crush them one sleeve at a time. After each sleeve is crushed, I toss the crumbs into the mixing bowl. Once everything is crushed, I toss in the cream cheese with the pinch of salt and just mix away. You know it’s done when there are no loose crumbs and no visible white cream cheese.
Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper, wax paper, or silicone. Begin scooping out small balls of the oreo dough. I use my tablespoon for this because it gives me a pretty good truffle size. Line your sheet with these oreo balls. (I get approx. 30 truffles per package of oreos). Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for AT LEAST 30 minutes (the longer the better). This is very important!! You want them to be very cold and hard so they’re easier to coat.
Take out the cookie sheet from the freezer and roll each ball between your palms to smooth and round. Put the cookie sheet back in the freezer for about 5 more minutes. While your truffles are hardening, melt the chocolate according to the package directions and have your toothpicks ready for each truffle. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate, allowing excess chocolate to drip off, and place on a fresh piece of parchment paper, wax paper, or silicone to cool and harden. *One little trick you can do is put the melted chocolate in a piping bag or in a Ziploc and cut the tip and pipe around each truffle on the cookie sheet. Smooth the chocolate with a spoon or even your finger to evenly coat them.*
By the time you’re done coating the truffles, you can then decorate them however, which way you want. This is the fun part!! *Another tip for the extra drizzle with additional melting candy – add some of the new chocolate to a small ziploc and heat it in the microwave for 30 second intervals. (You won’t cause a fire I promise!) Cut the tip of the bag and drizzle however you want.*Add your sprinkles, crushed oreos, toppings, etc. before the drizzle hardens.
And there you have it…Oreo Truffles!!! A really simple, yet delicious recipe and you can get as creative as you want with the decorating. I hope you enjoy making these! And if you have kids, they will love helping you put the finishing touches on your truffles! Enjoy and Happy Easter & Happy Purim!
xo - Sylvia