Thursday, June 03, 2010

Tantalizing Truffles

I could pretend that I spent months seeking out the finest ingredients for these truffles and that I then spent days lovingly preparing them. But... that would be a fib and I usually try to stick with the truth! These truffles are made from three ingredients and don't take more than an hour or so to make!

Oreo "Truffles"

450 grams (16 oz) Oreo cookies
225 grams (8 oz) softened cream cheese
Enough chocolate for dipping- you can use almond bark or the candy melts but I just used regular chocolate bars that I chopped up and melted.

Pulse the cookies in the food processor until they're fine crumbs. If you don't have a food processor, just smash the heck out of them in a plastic bag with a rolling pin. Transfer the crumbs to a big bowl and add the cream cheese. Mix until well blended. Roll the cookie mixture into 1" (2.5cm) balls. Place in the freezer for about a half an hour. This will make them easier to dip.

Melt the chocolate. Using a toothpick (or skewer) poked into the top of the balls, dip them into the chocolate until coated. Set on waxed paper to cool. Drizzle more chocolate over the top if desired and store in the fridge.

Now, I can't get mint oreos here, but I think they would be fantastic for this project. Alternatively, you could use mint extract. I think this "recipe" has a lot of possibilities limited only by your imagination and the kind of sandwich cookies you use!


I'm participating in Mrs. Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday! Click the link below to see what sort of other terrific and things people have posted about.

Jenny Matlock


4 Lettre Words said...

How easy is that!?! I would've never guessed. They're gorgeous, Kim.

Have a fantastic weekend!!

Wizardress said...

Girl I have had these and they are FABULOUS. Love Love Love em myself.. Yours look good..

Have you ever made cake balls? I made some last trip home for the holidays, and I fell in love with them too..

Use cake mix cakes (I made red velvet cake balls and carrot cake balls) then it says to use canned frosting but I didn't. I made cream cheese frosting from scratch. Then you crumble the cakes and add the frosting to the crumbled cake and make a big globby messs. Cool it in the fridge and then make balls from them. Dip in chocolate and MMM MMM GOOD. I want to make some coconut ones I think they would be fabulous.

Eat one of those truffles for me. :)


Viki said...

These look really simple. If they taste as good as they look, they look like a winner. I'll have to copy this. Great T post.

Maggie B said...

The truffles look so good, who would have thought that the recipe was so simple?

brainella said...

Wow. That sounds great. I like the mint oreo idea...oh, and we can get peanut butter oreos here now too! :)

Noodle said...

YUMMY!!! you should make some for the pot luck =)

Kirsten said...

Yummo! Stopping by from New Friend Friday! Following you now!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

This is very good!!!
Easy to remember too!
Happy new friend Friday!
Following your blog, come follow mine and say hi!

Amy said...

I am planning a bridal shower right now. Guess what just got added to the menu? Soo delicious sounding! Can't wait to try them! said...

These look amazing and way too good!! Thanks for stopping over and commenting at my lil' newbie blog!


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

oh my, those truffles look so good! They would make a wonderful treat and so easy a child could make them! Thanks!

Jo said...

oh wow, those look yummy ... and so easy to make!

Anna said...

These sound yummy. I think my 8 year old son might like to try making these. But I am not sure that I can buy oreos in Sweden. I'll have to look into this...
Best wishes,

Anna's Ts

mrs. c said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe! Thee look so yummy and so essy to make! These would make such a great gift to friends, and they would be so impressed!

Melinda Cornish said...

oh, these sound so good....I love things that taste like they are hard to make but arent!!!!

Jenny said...

Kim, Kim! Here I sit eating my gluten-free granola mixed into sugar-free greek yogurt and you torture me in this way.

I love these.

Before I had to give up all the "good stuff" in life I remember eating these at a wedding. My friend had surrounded her cake with them in tinted shades of white chocolate drizzled in dark chocolate.


need. sugar. need. chocolate. now.

Thanks for this tantalizing stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "T"!

You are terrific!


Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Yummmy! Thank you for sharing these truffles :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Zair said...

Wow! Those look amazing! And they look so easy I NEED to make them!

Alea said...

I am going to have to make a batch of these for my mom! I can't imagine anything better for any oreo lover than oreo truffles!

Birgit said...

What an easy recipe -- thanks for sharing! Why is it that I now want to have an Oreo cookie?! ;)

Greetings from Munich,

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