Sunday, September 5, 2010

Oreo Truffles... rich, delicious... easy to make

I went out to Christian City in Union City a while back with the Clothes Less Traveled Thrift Shop to present a check for the Children's Village at Christian City. While touring one of the children's homes I was treated to some of the most decadent, chocolaty treats by the "house mom". These things are so good they are wicked! She was gracious enough to share her recipe with me... and I'm sharing it with you.

One tip: make 'em smaller than the usual truffle because they are so rich. Also, I tried them with an "off-brand" oreo type cookie and they weren't as good as when using the real thing. Of course, I've never found anything that's as good as the original Oreo cookie!

Oreo Truffles

1 16oz package of Oreo cookies
1 8 oz package cream cheese softened
2 8 oz packages of semi sweet backing chocolate, melted

Crush 9 cookies to make fine crumbs in a food processor or by placing in a plastic bag and rolling over with rolling pin. Set aside (for coating the 'truffles'). Crush the rest of the cookies and place in a bowl. Add the cream cheese and mix well. Roll the cookie / cream cheese mix into balls (I suggest 1/2 in but the recipe calls for 1 in).

Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler, whatever works best for you. Dip the oreo balls in the chocolate and place on a piece of waxed paper. Sprinkle the crushed cookies over the balls. Refrigerate. Eat. Enjoy.

I've tried putting crushed cookie mix in a bag then put the chocolate covered balls in to coat the entire mix with, uh, mixed results.

I think they'd taste real good with a maraschino cherry in the middle but haven't tried it yet. It might be fun to experiment with adding a few drops of cherry flavor, or mint... hmmm, that sounds good. I'm not much on nuts, but for those who like nuts they may be good with crushed nuts sprinkled on top rather than the crushed cookies. 

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a perfect dish for my family! Maybe a peppermint in the middle?


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