I know that I have been gone for awhile but I have a good reason. There are two things that I absolutely love doing one of course being cooking/baking the other is reading. The new Stephenie Meyer book called The Host came out last week and I couldn't put it down. So, as you can see, my cooking/baking passion took the back burner for a week. Now that I am done though, I plan on redeeming myself with several things this week. The first being super easy chocolate Oreo truffles. I can't take credit for this idea as I saw them on Bakearella's blog last year and have had them in my mind ever since. As promised, they were easy and delicious.
The inside is a combination of Oreos and cream cheese, then a coating of white or dark chocolate and an assortment of toppings, yumm...! I used dark chocolate with cocoa powder, white chocolate with coconut and then just plain dark chocolate with a drizzle of white chocolate.
Chocolate Oreo Truffles
1 package of Oreos
1 pkg. (8 0z) cream cheese, softened
heavy cream (optional)
assorted toppings (nuts, coconut, cocoa powder, etc..)
1. In a food processor, grind the Oreos into crumb.
2. Mix the Oreo crumbs and the softened cream cheese together either by hand or in a food processor.
3. Scoop the mixture into balls and freeze or refrigerate until firm.
4. Melt the chocolate and add a little heavy cream to thin out if desired. Dip the truffles in the chocolate and roll in desired toppings. Chill until the chocolate is set.