|A box of Oreo Truffles for my husband to take to work and share. Seriously, these are so addictive that I had to get them out of the house.|
|A truffle close-up.|
|How can something that is so easy to make, taste so good?|
These Oreo Truffles are crazy good. After tasting one for the first time, my husband who is usually very articulate, couldn't even talk when I asked him what he thought. His eyes just got really big and he smiled and smiled.
I came about making these no-bake chocolate treats because the couple whose wedding I am going to prepare a dessert buffet for this summer, specifically requested them. The bride is a teacher and apparently a mom brought some to the school to share and they were a huge hit.
It was easy for me to find a recipe for these online because they are very popular. There are a lot of variations though. Some use white chocolate for the coating, some add vanilla extract to the truffle center and some add a sprinkling of Oreo crumbs to the chocolate coating.
Because I was making them for the first time, I went basic and kept the recipe to three ingredients for my variation — Oreo cookies, cream cheese and dark chocolate.
Here is the recipe:
1 14.3-oz. package classic Oreo cookies (not Double Stuffed)
1 8-oz. cream cheese, softened
12-oz. package dark chocolate chips
|Put all of the cookies into a food processor.|
|Process until you have fine cookie crumbs.|
|Put the cookie crumbs in a mixing bowl and add the cream cheese.|
|Mix until the cream cheese is thoroughly combined and a soft chocolate dough forms.|
|Use a 1-inch scoop to make even sized blobs of truffle centers. Place the centers in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes.|
|Once the centers have chilled, roll them in your hands to shape them into balls.|
Melt 9-ounces of the chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl by heating the chocolate in 30-second intervals on medium high heat, stirring after each time. Once the chocolate is thoroughly melted, add the remaining 3 ounces of chocolate and stir until it is also melted. This method is called seeding and tempers the chocolate.
|To help encourage the chocolate coating to set up, you can place them in the refrigerator.|
|Little truffle cups and a pretty box make for a nice presentation. Keep the truffles stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator — that is if they last that long!|