I think by now you realize that I only like baking and cooking when it is easy. I needed an easy dessert to make for work this week and I always love making truffles! This is because not only do they taste delicious, but they also look fancy- like you actually know a thing or two in the kitchen.
In all honesty, these truffles did take me a bit longer than I expected. If you have a KitchenAid or a normal food processor then you should be fine. I only had a blender, so my timing was a bit off. I also was watching Suits in the background on my laptop and was a little distracted.
Suits is such a good show! I decided to watch it after Meghan Markle got engaged to Prince Harry. I knew nothing about her and heard that she was on the show, so I thought it would be a good way to put a face to a name. I didn’t even expect to watch more than one episode, but I am definitely hooked! I’m embarrassed to say how many episodes I’ve watched the past few days. Also, if you have, or know someone with, an Amazon Prime subscription you can watch it for free on Amazon Video! Meghan is an amazing actress, and it makes me sad to know that she will no longer be on the show.
Anyways, these truffles look amazing when you are done. Super fancy. I didn’t try them due to the dairy, but I will know tomorrow at work how they taste! You also only need a few ingredients! Some Oreos (I went with Double Stuf because everyone knows the cream is the best part), a block of 8 oz cream cheese and some chocolate to melt. I only needed to buy a white chocolate bar at the grocery because I already had semi-sweet chocolate chips on hand. However, I think that dark chocolate would taste even better than semi-sweet. Maybe it’s just because I am a dark chocolate fan, but I think a more bitter chocolate would pair well with Oreos due to the sweetness of the cookie.
Crush about 35 Oreos into a powder. Mix in a block of cream cheese, and make sure that it is evenly distributed throughout the Oreo mixture. Once you have mixed all the ingredients, I recommend putting the dough in the fridge for about five minutes. It was a bit too sticky to form balls. Once I put it in the fridge and it had a chance to firm up a bit creating the balls was easy! My batch made about 30 truffles.
Form the truffles into balls and placed them on a tray lined with parchment paper. Once all of the truffles are made, stick them in the fridge for about thirty minutes.
When the truffles have firmed up a bit, it is time to dip them into chocolate! I melted chocolate chips in a bowl and the white chocolate bar in another bowl. I dipped most of the truffles into the semi-sweet chocolate and then drizzled the top with white chocolate!
After about ten minutes the chocolate had hardened, and so I was able to pick the truffles up and put them in mini-cupcake liners! 🙂
- 2 packages of Double Stuf Oreos. (You could use just one package, and not use all the cream cheese)
- 1 cream cheese block (8 oz. regular)
- Dark Chocolate or Semi-Sweet Chocolate (Chips or a bar would work)
- White Chocolate (Chips or a bar would work)
- Mini-Cupcake liners
- A mixer…or blender 😉
- Bowls to melt chocolate in
- Parchment paper
- Cookie Tray
- Mixing bowl
- Crush 35 Double Stuf Oreos
- Mix in a block of cream cheese – leave on the counter a few minutes before you use it!
- Place mixture into fridge for five minutes
- Take out of the fridge and form balls.
- Place balls on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper
- Put tray in the fridge for 30 minutes
- Melt chocolate in the microwave
- Dip Oreo balls into the chocolate
- Drizzle with another chocolate flavor
- Wait for the truffles to harden before putting them in the mini-cupcake liners
- Store in the fridge!