Friday, May 16, 2008

Easy Chocolate Oreo Truffles

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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.

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Chocolate Oreo Truffles

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1 package of Oreos

1 pkg. (8 0z) cream cheese, softened

dark chocolate

white chocolate

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.

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9 comments:

The Marshall Family said...

I need to stop reading your blog because you always make me so hungry!!!!

Cakebrain said...

These are my favourite kind of supermarket cookies! and you made them so bling bling! I love your pics...they're awesome!

Cakespy said...

Oooh, these look decadent and delicious! Wonderful!

Sweet Bird said...

Wow! Every time I make truffles they're little lumpy messes, yours are so perfectly round! I'm very jealous of your truffles!

Megan said...

those look great! i always thought you couldn't beat eating oreos with a tall glass of cold milk but i think you just improved on america's favorite cookie :)

Ingrid said...

Thanks for reminding me I haven't made these yet! I'm printing out the recipe. Yours look great!

I haven't read that book, isn't it one of a series? If you like thrillers Cody McFayden has an excellent one that just came out, The Darker Side.
~ingrid

Laura said...

Hi! Love this recipe, just wanted to ask- what size oreo package do I need?
Thank you!

the pink tink said...

oh lovely! i had to follow the recipe and these are now chilling in the fridge, yet to taste them in their entireity but did have a lick of the spoon so know they are tasty! Thanks
Other ideas - maybe placing a hazelnut in the middle- not very original i know! I have some edible gold dust so will be coating the choc with this

Anonymous said...

does anyone know if I could freeze these after they are coated?