Monday, February 16, 2009

Oreo Truffles

Wine of the Month for the BakeSpace Wine Club is Muscat in all its forms. So I chose Valentine's Day for my monthly wine tasting party and went heavy on desserts to serve with Muscat.

I have to say, food pairing for wine tasting stresses me out. It usually turns out fine, but I was sweating this one out until the last minute.

Sorry... getting a little off track here!

Oreo Truffles. I think almost everyone on the planet made these for Christmas. I intended to make them too, but ran out of time. My unopened package of Oreos actually survived, because no one in my house knew it was there. I used up my original cream cheese on other things and no one eats the semi sweet baking chocolate! I just needed to pick up some cream cheese.

This is all you need.

A package of Oreos, finely crushed
2 - 8oz boxes of semi sweet baking chocolate
8oz package of cream cheese, softened

That's it!

So crush the Oreos.

I used my tiny little Kitchen Aid chopper. I can't wait for my new KitchenAid 12 Cup Food Processor to arrive!!

You need 3 cups of Oreo crumbs.

Mix the Oreo crumbs, with the cream cheese.

Form 1 inch balls with the Oreo/cream cheese dough.

Meanwhile, melt the chocolate. I like to use a double boiler.


Now you just need to dip the Oreo balls into the chocolate. I was a little nervous about this part. Lots of people say this recipe is insanely easy, but I think an equal number of people say it's very hard to dip these without making a mess.

I used the two fork method of dipping and made no mess at all!!


Drop an Oreo ball into the chocolate.

Roll it around so that it's complete covered. If you scoop it up with two forks, and roll back & forth a bit, the extra chocolate can drip back into the pan.


Then place it on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and sprinkle with either crushed Oreos or sprinkles that 'fit' your occasion.


The little extra chocolate edges, just snap off after they chill.

Chill for an hour or until firm.

You can change up the cookies & the chocolate to your liking.



Donna-FFW said...

I must be the only other person on the planet not to make these, but after seeing yours, you can BET nbutiiI will. Holy crap! They look awesome!

Bob said...

Don't feel bad Donna, I've never made them either. But I really want to, they look wicked good! :)

Alisa said...

I love this idea! They look so great. I just spotted your blog via Finest Foodie Friday :)

DDpie said...

Dang it Spryte...I so wanted to make these for the hubby and totally spaced it. Now I REALLY wished I had! Thanks for posting :)

RecipeGirl said...

These look completely decadent and delicious!!

frazzled said...

Oh my! I gotta try these.

Spryte you're killing me ;-)

Spryte said...

Donna & Bob... I really thought I was the only one who hadn't made these yet... I saw them on blogs & forums everywhere at Christmas!

Thanks Alisa!

DD surprise him!

Thanks RecipeGirl!

Hey FrazzleDazzle!!! You'll love em!

Aggie said...

Oh YUM! I would love a few of these right now!

Tangled Noodle said...

How am I supposed to show eating restraint when I have these amazing treats taunting me from the computer screen? Awesome!

Spryte said...

Aggie & Tangled... they were VERY popular with my daughter!! She wants to sell them at school! hehehe

Lara said...

I'm impressed at your talent. We made these and made a gigantic mess! On the other hand I had several people ask me for the recipe, so the mess was worth it!

Patricia said...

Okay - after looking at your step by step instructions - I'm going to attempt to make these....they look delicious? How did they do at your wine tasting?

Spryte said...

Lara... I was surprised I didn't make a mess!

Patricia... they went well with Muscat =)