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Oreo Truffles: They’re Probably Going To Kill You, But, Hey, It Might Be Worth It. They Taste SOOO Good! Or You’ll Die Happy…

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Some time ago, my sister, Tammy, and I were talking about cake balls, which are a perfect circle of sweet goodness, and she said she makes “Oreo Truffles” instead of cake balls.  I am not too keen on using super processed, store bought cookies any more than I have to (and I rarely “have” to), so I filed that info away for later.

 

Fast forward to a week or so ago when I attempted and failed to make a chocolate ganache (see post here).  I signed up to help with dessert for a church women’s swim party, and I thought that chocolate truffles filled with ganache would be perfect.  And they probably would be…  If I could make ganache, which obviously I can’t!

 

Normally, this would not be a big deal.  I try something, I fail, no biggie.  This time, I committed to bring something delicious before I’d even tried it!  Oops.  BIG OOPS!

 

Thankfully, I remembered my sister’s “Oreo Truffles.”  I made them this weekend, and I was pleasantly surprised.  They were quite delicious!  And they were so easy!  Want to know how you can pollute your body with super processed Oreo truffle goodness?  Here’s the recipe.

 

Oreo Truffles

Oreo Truffles

 

Oreo Truffles

 

1 package of Oreos (about 30 oreos, any flavor)

1 package of cream cheese (8 oz)

dipping chocolate (or 1 c chocolate chips + 1 T shortening)

 

Crush Oreo cookies.  (A food processor makes this fast and easy!)  Stir in cream cheese (or add to the food processor and pulse until combined).  Roll into balls and put in freezer until hard.  Dip in melted chocolate and return to freezer.  For best taste, let flavors combine for 12 hours before serving.

 

Here’s my photo step-by-step.

 

I put Oreos in my food processor.

I put Oreos in my food processor.

 

Using the pulse button, I let the food processor "crush" the Oreos.

Using the pulse button, I let the food processor “crush” the Oreos.

 

I poured the cookies into a bowl with the cream cheese (softened).  Next time, I'll skip softening the cream cheese and put it in the food processor.

I poured the cookies into a bowl with the cream cheese (softened). Next time, I’ll skip softening the cream cheese and put it in the food processor.

 

Using a wooden spoon, I stirred the cookie crumbs into the cream cheese.

Using a wooden spoon, I stirred the cookie crumbs into the cream cheese.

 

Using a small scoop, I portioned the truffle mixture, then my kids rolled them into balls.  I added toothpicks for easy dipping.

Using a small scoop, I portioned the truffle mixture, then my kids rolled them into balls. I added toothpicks for easy dipping.  Next, I put the “truffles” in the freezer for about 3 hours.

 

To make dipping chocolate out of chocolate chips, I added 1 tablespoon of shortening for each cup of chips.  I melted them in the microwave in 30 second increments (stirring between increments).

To make dipping chocolate out of chocolate chips, I added 1 tablespoon of shortening for each cup of chips. I melted them in the microwave in 30 second increments (stirring between increments).

 

It took about a minute for the white chocolate chips.  The dark chocolate chips took longer.

It took about a minute for the white chocolate chips. The dark chocolate chips took longer.

 

Holding the toothpick, I dipped the "truffle" in the white chocolate.

Holding the toothpick, I dipped the frozen “truffle” in the white chocolate.

 

I let the excess chocolate drip off before placing the truffle on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

I let the excess chocolate drip off before placing the truffle on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

 

I drizzled the excess dark chocolate over the white chocolate truffles.

I drizzled the excess dark chocolate over the white chocolate truffles.  Then I put all the truffles back into the freezer.

 

The lovely truffles required only 15 minutes of prep time.  The only difficult part was waiting to eat them!

The lovely truffles required only 15 minutes of prep time. The only difficult part was waiting to eat them!

 

I made some of the truffles out of golden Oreos and the rest out of regular double stuff Oreos.  My favorite was the chocolate Oreos with the white chocolate coating.

I made some of the truffles out of golden Oreos and the rest out of regular double stuff Oreos. My favorite was the chocolate Oreos with the white chocolate coating.  Disregard the toothpicks I cut in half.  I removed them before eating.  🙂

This is not healthy, but it sure is yummy!

What’s your favorite “not healthy” treat?

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Author: Laurie Nguyen

I am a happily married, stay at home mom with four sons, ages 24, 22, 18, and 14. I'm not a professional blogger, and I'm certainly not a foodie or a chef. But I like food, so I think I'm qualified to write about my own life experience with food. Want to be a little more prepared for the unexpected? Check out my Food Storage Blog, http://forayintofoodstorage.com. Have a question about Food Storage? Email me: forayintofoodstorage@gmail.com.

9 thoughts on “Oreo Truffles: They’re Probably Going To Kill You, But, Hey, It Might Be Worth It. They Taste SOOO Good! Or You’ll Die Happy…

  1. These look really scrumptious. I’m not a fan if processed food either, but if you need a dessert in a hurry I think these would be amazing.

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  2. These really are yummy. I think I got the recipe off of bakerella’s website. They are way easy to make too.

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  3. I’m sitting here drooling on my computer…shared these with my FB friends. Thank you! – Fawn

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  4. Your blog is single-handedly causing us to gain weight…lol. So delicious!

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  5. I had heard they were that easy – and while it can’t be a frequent addition to my kitchen, I do have a fundraiser bake sale coming up!

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  6. They are so tempting…very well presented as well

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