Over New Year’s my friend Natalie served me some amazing chocolate truffles. Chocolaty, tangy with just a hint of mint I begged for the recipe the minute I took my first bite. She smiled coyly and asked if I, the foodie, really wanted to know what I was eating. Yes! Of course! She told me they were Oreo truffles. Oreos and cream cheese ground together, then dipped in melted chocolate. I was dumbfounded. They were actually kind of like cake pops but made with Oreos instead. After thinking about them all month, this week I decided it was time to give them a try myself. I used mint Oreos because I love the taste, but plain would be fine, too. I dipped them in melted white chocolate and sprinkled them with sanding sugar. Delicious, rich and chocolaty they were exactly what I had remembered Natalie’s tasting like. I am not planning on giving up my complicated truffle recipes any time soon, but these are being added to my repertoire, too. Try them for yourself, you won’t believe how easy, or delicious, they really are!
Easy Oreo Truffles
8 ounces cream cheese
1 package Oreos (any flavor)
4 ounces white chocolate, or semisweet chocolate, melted
1. Place the cookies in a food processor and pulse until they are fine crumbs. Add the cream cheese and pulse again until a sticky dough forms. Use your hands to form the dough into 1″ round balls and place them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Place them in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours or up to 1 day.
2. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. Roll the chilled truffles in the chocolate until they are completely coated, then place them back on the lined cookie sheet. Chill them in the refrigerator until they are set, about 1 more hour.