Thursday, December 10, 2009

Oreos- All Grown Up

Oreos have always been a favorite at my house. There are those who twist the two halves apart to get to the filling first. Others prefer dunking the whole cookie in a nice cold glass of milk, and some just like to eat them as they come out of the package. This recipe gives us yet another way to enjoy them. I've never made truffles before, but when I saw these on Bakerella I knew I'd have to give them a try. Three ingredients, and they look like you've been in the kitchen for hours!
Oreo Truffles

(recipe adapted from Bakerella)
1 package (16-18 oz.) Oreos (not Double Stuffed)
1 (8 oz.) block of cream cheese, softened
1 bag candy melts or pkg. of white chocolate "bark"
  • Reserve 6-8 cookies for garnish (or a snack). With a food processor or blender, process the remaining Oreos into fine crumbs.
  • Put the Oreo crumbs in a bowl with the softened cream cheese and mix together. (Elbow grease and a sturdy spoon help here.)
  • Form dough into small (1 inch) balls. Put these in the freezer while you are heating your chocolate or candy melts. (This helps them stay together when you dip them.)
  • Melt the candy melts or chocolate bark.
  • Dip each ball in melted candy and place on waxed paper to dry. Make sure you tap off the excess melted chocolate before putting them on the waxed paper to avoid a big puddle around your truffle.
  • Crush remaining Oreos to sprinkle on top for garnish if you wish. (After mine were set I drizzled some more melted chocolate over the top. That was to cover up the crumbs that got in my melted white chocolate because I didn't put my truffles in the freezer before I dipped them.)
  • Refrigerate and enjoy! (Then wonder how they'd be with a maraschino cherry or chunk of peppermint patty in the middle...)


  1. Betty, this food photo dazzles me, and I'm awestruck!!! I bet these are soooooo delicious, too!!!

  2. I going to food lion RIGHT NOW! OR maybe swing by your house on the WAY to food lion then I don't have to make them! Hummmmmmmmmmmmm......what time are you home from school???

  3. I have been seeing this recipe for months and have not made these yet. I need to make them ASAP! Thanks for the reminder and the beautiful photos.

  4. That picture is beautiful...thanks for a great post!

  5. They look and sound amazing! Could you tell me how you dipped them? Like did you drop them in and fish them out with something, or did you hold them with your fingers and get chocolate/candy on your fingers?

  6. Thanks for the comments! They're very encouraging to a new blogger.
    Cam, I melted the white chocolate in a cereal bowl and dropped the balls in with a spoon. I spooned the melted chocolate over them and then lifted them out with a fork (under, not into)so the extra melted chocolate dripped back into the bowl. I had to tap the fork on the edge of the bowl a couple of times so that there wasn't too much chocolate puddling around the bottoms of them when I put them on the waxed paper. I hope that helps!

  7. i made this with mint oreos and mint chocolate chips the other day! i loved it! it was incredibly easy and definitely a hit with everyone!

  8. We LOVE oreo balls at our house! I often dip them in chocolate and drizzle with red or white for the holidays!


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