Saturday, November 12, 2011

Oreo Truffles

I wasn't planning on posting a dessert today.  After all, I've been on a 2-week hiatus and it just seems a bit wrong to reappear with a dessert post.  And by wrong, I mean it's the only right thing to do.

But it is what it is, and if I'm going to post a dessert, this is a good one to post.  I made these for my aunt's birthday, and they're killer.  So I'm sharing them.

I don't know whose idea it was to throw a package of Oreos in a food processor with a block of cream cheese, but can you say genius?

Three-year-olds love to help with this.  They also prefer to eat the cookies than throw them into the food processor.  Just a warning.

Just about the time the mixture looks like potting soil, it's done.

Now, take a little tiny scoop (these puppies are rich!) and scoop the balls out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

You'll end up with 36 truffles if you do it right.  If you do it wrong, well...I don't know what will happen.

Refrigerate these for an hour.

Now cover them with white chocolate!

Oh yeah.

Some people actually dip the whole ball into the white chocolate, but I only make a mess doing that.  So I like to drizzle the chocolate over the top and let it run down the sides of the truffle.  It makes them looks woodsy and rustic.  Whatever that means.

Oh, and I don't know whose idea it was to call these "Reindeer Droppings," but that's just poor taste.  Pun intended.

If you don't make these today, definitely make these for Christmas.  Your family will give you nice presents if you do.

Oreo Truffles

1 16.6 oz. package regular Oreo cookies
8 oz. block cream cheese, softened to room temperature
12 oz. package of white chocolate chips

Place the cookies and cream cheese into the food processor and process until the cookies are crumbs and the mixture is completely combined.  It will look like a black mass.  Scoop the mixture into balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.  Refrigerate for an hour.

Melt the white chocolate according to the package directions.  Spoon the white chocolate over the truffles, making sure it drizzles down the sides of the truffles.

Refrigerate again until the chocolate is hard, about 15 minutes.  These keep well in the refrigerator.


Ruth Pinkston said...

These are awesome, I'm enjoying every bite!!! Don't wait for Christmas to try them.

Willa@ArmstrongFamilyFare said...

Too funny! This exact recipe is on my list of recipes to make and post on my blog in the next week or two! Love them!


Elizabeth said...

Yay! Love these things!