Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Oreo Truffles!

Who among us does not enjoy a stack of Oreos with a glass of milk?  Unless you're a health nut (or a liar) you love Oreos.  I know, they are not the best thing in the world for you, but this series is about Christmas treats.  So treat yourself (and your friends & family) to this next recipe, made with an entire package of Oreos!

My daughter loves these.  She wanted to bring them to her class Christmas party yesterday, so she helped me make them.  Here's how we did it:


1 package Oreos, divided
1 (8oz) block cream cheese, softened
1 package white or chocolate almond bark (candy coating found in baking section at grocery store)

Take out 9 Oreos and finely crush them in a food processor; set aside.  You can use these as garnish on top of the truffles (We did not use these for garnish this time.  We wanted these to be little snowballs, so we used blue sugar instead)  Crush the remaining Oreos to fine crumbs.  Place the crumbs in a big bowl and add the softened cream cheese (make sure it's at room temperature or it will be too hard to mix!)  Mix until well blended.  Roll mixture into 1 inch balls (we used a small scoop to ensure they were all the same size)

After you've scooped them out, roll them with your hands so they will be pretty and round.  Then put them in the fridge to firm up.  Meanwhile, melt the almond bark according to the package directions.  You can do it in the microwave or a double-boiler.  We used the white almond bark.  Once it was melted, we put half in a separate bowl and tinted it green with food coloring.  Then we added about 1/4 tsp peppermint extract.  That way, half of our truffles would be mint flavored.

Once the balls have firmed up a little in the fridge, dip each in the melted coating.  Use a fork so the excess coating can drip off.

Using a toothpick, place the truffles onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.

Immediately sprinkle with reserved crumbs or sugar to garnish.  If you wait, the garnish won't stick because these start to firm up pretty quickly.

Once they are all dipped and garnished, refrigerate for about 1 hour to set.  Store leftovers in fridge.

The mint green truffles taste like Junior Mints candies!  Here's what they looked like:

A great way to package these for gifts is to put each into a mini cupcake liner.  Then wrap them up in a cellophane bag with a pretty bow.

So, there is the recipe for Oreo Truffles.  These are so rich and delicious!  They are perfect to put out for a party and make a great gift.  Enjoy!

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