Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Oreo Truffles

This recipe has been around for a few years but this is the first time I have tried it. It is an easy recipe, but I am not fond of the dipping part. But that's just me. They really aren't hard to make. Also, I dipped them in a mixture of milk and semisweet chocolates, and I think they are better dipped in white chocolate. If you opt for white chocolate, use Ghirardelli instead of Nestles. The Nestles brand does not melt well. I have learned that the hard way more than once. Nestles white chocolate gets no more chances.

Oreo Truffles

1 pkg Oreos
1 - 8 ounce pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla
12 ounces white chocolate (or whatever you prefer to dip them in)

Crush Oreos in a food processor until they are the consistency of fine crumbs. In a medium bowl, combine the cookie crumbs with cream cheese and vanilla. Roll into balls and chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Meanwhile, heat chocolate in the top of a double boiler until melted. Dip each ball into the chocolate and place on wax paper.
(I used a long toothpick to dip them with, then placed them on the wax paper. Then I added a tiny bit of chocolate to the top and swirled it).
Chill in refrigerator until hardened.

Process Oreos until they are fine crumbs:

In a medium bowl, combine with softened cream cheese and vanilla:

Beat until well mixed:

Roll into balls and chill:

I tucked a few away for a nurse friend of mine who is moving to Atlanta. : (


The Diva on a Diet said...

I've never heard of this recipe and it sounds/looks sooooo good! Thanks, I know I'm going to give them a try this year. :)

Susan said...

Hey Vickie, I did these a couple of years ago but I used Almond Bark to dip them in. They are very good and very rich! Should these be kept refrigerated because of the cream cheese in them? I wanted to make them again to put in the teachers goody bags for Christmas, however, if they need to be kept cool, that may be too much trouble. Thanks, Susan

Vickie said...

Hi Diva!
I hope you like them!

Hi Susan!
Almond bark is probably a better choice for the dipping part. That might have worked better for me. I did keep mine in the refrigerator after I made them.

Haley said...

Mmmm.... these sound so good! I love giving food as gifts; I'll have to add this to my list. Thanks!

Vickie said...

You are welcome, Haley.