Recently I’ve had several friends ask for very easy, no fuss recipes that they can try out. While I usually encourage them to just go for it with the ones they are interested in, I have a few who have been very stubborn when it comes to desserts (I won’t name any names but you know who you are!). So, this post is dedicated to those individuals. I give you one of the easiest desserts I’ve ever made (and no, this is not straight from a box mix).
Oreo truffles. And oh are these good. I mean the name speaks for itself. I brought these in for my coworkers and they were gone in no time. You get all the goodness of oreo cookies with a cheesecake type flavor from the cream cheese. And then the whole thing is dipped in chocolate. Personally I preferred these with the white chocolate, but we were pretty split among those who tried them.
Now, let’s talk about how easy these are to make. You finely crush up whole oreo cookies (cream filling and all), mix in some cream cheese and then dip in melted chocolate. Easy easy. So there’s no excuse not to give these a try. Then you’ll just have a little problem with deciding what to do with all the truffles you just made… and try to avoid eating them all yourself.
Yield: about 32 truffles
Recipe for oreo truffles. This simple dessert is sure to impress! Crushed oreos mixed with cream cheese and coated in chocolate!
- 1 package oreo cookies
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 16 ounces chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used half white and half dark chocolate)
- Place 5 oreos (cream and all) in the bowl of a food processor. Process until the oreos have a fine consistency. Set aside (these will be used to garnish later). *If you don’t have a food processor, place the oreos in a large ziploc bag and crush using a rolling pin until the oreos have a fine consistency.
- Next add all the remaining oreos (cream and all) to the food processor (or do this by hand) and process until they have a fine consistency. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add in the cream cheese. Use a wooden spoon to mash the two together. Mix until well combined.
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper (preferably one that will fit inside your freezer). Roll the mixture into small balls, about 1-inch in size, and place on the prepared baking sheet (I used my small dough scoop). Place the baking sheet inside your freezer for about 15 minutes so the balls can harden before dipping in melted chocolate.
- Add the chocolate to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 50 percent power for 30 second intervals until the chocolate is completely melted. Dip the balls into the melted chocolate so they are well coated, shake off the excess and then place on the prepared baking sheet to dry. *I’ve found that the easiest way to dip the balls is with two forks, so you can gently shake off the excess chocolate. Garnish the balls with the reserved crushed oreos (make sure you do this before the chocolate sets – I usually dip a few and then top with the crushed oreos).
- Let the chocolate dry completely then refrigerate until ready to serve.
Slightly adapted from Bakerella.