Oreo Truffles

OreoTruffles

I think I say this every year, but this year Christmas really snuck up on me.  At least now I have finished my shopping.  Wrapping and cleaning will be taken care of this weekend.  I still have no idea what we will be eating on Christmas, but if this blog is any indication, food should not be a problem ;)

How are you doing on your holiday prep list?

 

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I have one more treat to share with you.  They are so easy, you can whip these up as a last-minute dish for parties you are attending this weekend.

These are the last treat that I made during my Cookie Baking Extravaganza (Ok, not true…I also made M & M cookies and another 6 dozen Peanut Butter Blossoms, but who is counting?).  They are, arguably, one of the tastiest!  And by far, the cutest! 

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A sweet, creamy Oreo filling enveloped in a crisp white chocolate shell.  These truffles are decorated with red and green candy melts, making them the perfect festive Christmas treat!  I went with holly leaves and berries, as well as a super easy wreath design, complete with a little red bow.  So cute!

 

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Of course, you can always just go for the classic drizzle or even use sprinkles, if that is your fancy!  However you decide to decorate these little guys, one thing is for sure…they are delicious!

 

 

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Of course, I made one batch of truffles using classic chocolate Oreos.  They are a favorite, and are always a hit!

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This year, I also tried using vanilla Oreos, and let me tell you, this was a great idea!  They taste like little cheesecake bites!  I highly recommend trying this version.

Oreo Truffles

adapted from How Sweet it Is

Makes about 30 truffles

Print this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 package Oreo Cookies (traditional chocolate or vanilla)
  • 1-8 oz block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package of white candy melts or almond bark (or regular chocolate chips, if you want them reallllly chocolatey)
  • Red candy melts, green candy melts, or sprinkles for decorating.

Directions

  1. Add Oreo Cookies to the bowl of a large food processor.  Pulse cookies until they have turned into crumbs.
  2. Add the cream cheese to the food processor, and pulse again to combine.  Continue mixing until a dough is formed and you can no longer see streaks of cream cheese.
  3. Roll dough into balls that are slightly smaller than 1 inch.
  4. Place balls onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet and allow to set up for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  5. Melt white candy melts (or almond bark or chocolate chips) using a double boiler. 
  6. Using a fork, dip the Oreo Truffles one at a time into the melted chocolate.  Allow the excess to drip off, and place truffles back on the wax paper lined baking sheet.  if you are decorating with sprinkles, add them to the truffles now.
  7. Once all truffles have been dipped, return baking sheet to the fridge and allow truffles to set for at least 1 hour.
  8. Decorate with melted red and green candy melts, if desired.
  9. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

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