Friday, September 9

MakingTruffles with Marlee

Today, I'm bringing you a recipe that is a favorite of mine to bust out during the holidays. Introducing...the Oreo Truffle!

Oreo truffles are sinfully delicious, and ridiculously easy to make. They are a little tedious, but they're very good, and totally worth it because they always taste fancier than they are!

Here's what you need:

No, seriously.

Here's the process.

1. Take a package of your favorite Oreos (I've made them with regular and mint ones before), and set aside 5 or 6 cookies.

2. Dump the rest of the package into a food processor and pulse them into a fine crumb. I really believe that a food processor is the best for this part. It makes them very smooth.

3. Put the crumbs into a bowl, and process the 5 or 6 cookies set aside earlier. Put them into a small container and keep them to the side.

4. Take 8 oz. of softened cream cheese and fold it into the big batch of Oreos. You can try to mix this with a spoon, but truthfully, they come out better if you just roll up your sleeves and knead it all together. Do this until the mixture is fully blended, but don't let it get too soft.

**If you mix the cream cheese and cookie crumbs in a food processor, I can tell you from experience that the mixture will be much too soft.**

5. Once you've blended the mixture well, start rolling! Pinch small amounts of the mix and roll them into roughly 1-inch balls. I usually set mine onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.

6. Once you've filled a cookie sheet, pop them into the fridge for a few minutes to firm up. This is a great time to prep your toppings.

7. Melt a package of milk or white chocolate candy coating according to package instructions.

8. Take the rolled truffles out of the fridge. Drop them into the candy coating. This part can be tricky, and you'll have to find the method that works for you. I usually use a couple of forks. Drop the coated truffles back onto the wax paper. Once you've dipped all of them, pop them back into the fridge again for a few minutes.

9. Here's where the extra cookie crumbs you set aside earlier come into play. Once the candy coating has set on the truffles, bring them back out. Dip only the tops of the truffles into the candy coating, and then dip the tops into the crumbs. It'll make a really nice looking top to your truffle!

10. Have fun decorating! You can use sprinkles, or colored chocolate, or nuts, or coconut, or crushed peppermints, get the idea. Let your creativity and your taste buds guide you!

Here are some cool decorating jobs that others have done--they show that Oreo truffles can really be made to work for any time of the year and any function!

I thought the footballs were too cute! What a fun Super Bowl party idea!!

One batch will easily yield 2-3 dozen truffles! Enjoy, and if you make them--let me know how they come out!

Thank you so much, Marlee for sharing this recipe! This is one of my absolute favorite holiday treats - she's not joking, they're SINFUL. Huzzah for chocolate and best friends! If you try this one out leave a link below or on Marlee's blog!


Colleen said...

These look delicious! I'm going to have to try them for Mister - who can finish a package of Oreos over the course of a two hour movie!!

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Sara Reeves said...

Those look so good.

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