Friday, December 28, 2012

Recipe Swap: Chocolate Oreo Truffles


Here we are at the end of another year! I don't know where time is going but it sure is flying. I hope all of you had a wonderful - and delicious - holiday season!

I was so excited for Christmas this year. Baby girl is just about two-and-a-half and for the past month has been so excited for everything Christmas - the tree, the lights, all of the decorated homes, seeing Santa, talking about presents, and the anticipation of the big man coming to her house to bring presents.

As you know, I don't bake, but something about the holidays this year made me want to fill the house with lots of sweet treats! So when assigned a blog for the last Taste of Home Cooking Recipe Swap of the year, I immediately decided to make a sweet treat.

The blog I was given was Simple Gourmet Cooking. I bookmarked a few savory recipes to make in the future, but stuck to my original plan of making something sweet. As soon as I saw this recipe for Oreo Truffles, I knew it was the one for me.

 I bought the oreos, and decided to eat one as I was prepping this recipe. At that moment I realized I hadn't eaten an Oreo in at least 15 years or more! Mmm, I forgot how good they were.

This recipe was SO simple, so quick, and OH MY GOD so rich and delicious. Jon tried one and the look on his face said "oh shit these are really good and you better hide them because I'm going to end up eating every single one." Yup, success.

After he ate it, we were talking about other things we could do with them. He mentioned that coffee would go well with it, and maybe we could roll them in cocoa powder instead of dipping them in a sweet layer of chocolate. Maybe next year I'll play around with the recipe. I think this truffles will be making an appearance for the holidays every year!

Oreo Truffles
From: Simple Gourmet Cooking

Ingredients
  •  1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package Oreo cookies, finely crushed (I ended up using 2 sleeves, not the whole 3 sleeves in the package
  • 1/2 bag semi-sweet chocolate morsels, melted (I melted them slowly in the microwave with 1 tbsp shortening. I melted for 15 seconds, stirred, another 15, stirred, etc. Total time was 1 min 15 seconds)
  • White chocolate melted, if desired for decorating them (I didn't do this)
Directions
  • Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well combined.
  • Roll to shape into truffles.
  • Dip in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Allow truffles to sit at room temp 1 hour or until firm.
  • If desired, decorate with more melted chocolate, colored frosting, crushed Oreos, etc.
  • Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
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    4 comments:

    Dawn said...

    That's great that you went out of your comfort zone! Glad you enjoyed these!

    Jaida said...

    Mmm truffles!! These look great!

    A Seasoned Greeting said...

    I love Oreo Truffles! It's crazy how simple they are.

    Patsy K said...

    My neighbor does a mint variation of these every year! They are hard to resist!