Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Oreo Truffles

I made these tonight to take to my work Christmas party tomorrow. Holy crap, these are amazing. And they're pretty easy. I had some issues with dunking them in the white chocolate coating, but then I made an effort to decorate with some melted semi-sweet chocolate and they turned out looking kind of pretty. I put each one in a mini-cupcake wrapper so people can take one easily. I am so excited. I will definitely make these a billion times in the future.

Oreo Truffle Balls
Recipe from desertculinary

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
16 ounces oreos, broken into quarters
Enough best quality white chocolate chopped to measure about 2 cups

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese for a couple minutes to smooth out. Add in just over 1/2 of the broken oreos and mix until thoroughly combined. Add in the rest of the oreos and mix just until combined - some bigger pieces are ok.

Cover bowl and chill for at least 2-3 hours. Scoop out dough with a heaping teaspoon and roll into 50-60 balls. Cover and place back in the refrigerator to firm up.

Slowly melt the white chocolate in a double boiler, stirring occasionally, until most of the chunks are smooth. Remove and stir to melt the rest of the chocolate. Dip each truffle ball and set aside on a silpat or parchment paper. If the chocolate mixture starts to firm up, place back over the double boiler to slowly remelt, or gently rewarm in the microwave. Store in the refrigerator after all are dipped.

Yield: Mine made about 40, but the recipe yields 50 to 60 apparently.

Picture of my truffles!
truffles

5 comments:

exa said...

mmm, those look tasty. the homemade marshmallows look amazing too!

Chris said...

they are tasty. Very good I love them.

Joy said...

holy crap, those look amazing.

i think i am going to try to make those while i'm home.

diann, aka mom said...

Lauren persuaded me to make these, so I did, but I forgot that she had posted the recipe here. I just made them by remembering what she had told me. When it was time to dip them in the white chocolate, I didn't have a clue how to cover ALL of it. So mine were covered on all sides, except the bottom. Lauren and Chris had a good laugh when they saw them. I don't care... they still tasted AWESOME!

Denise said...

I am going to bookmark this recipe.
Actually, a thought just occurred to me. I want to start trying new recipes with new ingredients, so I think that once a week I am going to take something from this here website and make it.
What a good idea!
Thank you for making a cooking website.