In honor of the past three-day weekend, the Just Desserts chefs have decided to hold our long-delayed bakefest. After scouring Pinterest and the web for recipes that included copious amounts of chocolate, Oreos, sugar, or all three, we finally settled on one.
Yes, those are what you think they are. We present to you a classic but delicious recipe…Oreo truffles. Gooey, chocolate-y, and utterly amazing.
Yields: around 40 truffles
1 stick Philadelphia cream cheese
1 package “double stuf” Oreos*
approx. 20 oz. white chocolate chips**
*Try using “berry ice cream” Oreos or other Oreo flavors.
**Try using layering techniques with milk chocolate or dark chocolate.
1. Add cream cheese and the entire package of Oreos into the food processor. Blend until smooth.
2. Freeze for 30 minutes to one hour until relatively solid. This will depend on the type of Oreos you used (“double stuf” Oreos take longer).
3. Take the chilled Oreo mixture and form balls (approx. 1 inch in diameter, but it’s a matter of personal preference).
4. Place Oreo balls in any size tray lined with foil paper and freeze for 30 – 45 minutes, or until the truffles are firm enough to dip without falling apart.
5. Meanwhile, heat the white chocolate chips in a small microwave safe container until melted into a thick mixture. Add a spoonful or two of shortening until the mixture has thinned enough to be dip-able.
6. Dip the Oreo balls in the chocolate, and place on the tray. This will be messy!
7. Let cool, until the chocolate is firm. Double-layer the white chocolate coat with milk chocolate, or decorate with sprinkles, if you want.
Mashing the Oreos with the cream cheese may take a while. Try stopping the food processor occasionally and stir around the mix with a spoon.
The Oreo truffles, before being dipped.
We ended up double-dipping some of our earlier (less successful) white chocolate truffles in milk chocolate–a makeover!
Just how delicious are these truffles? Be sure to check back next week for a follow-up (in the form of photos) on what some CHS students think of this recipe.
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Got any recipes you think we should blog about in the future? Did this recipe work for you? Feel free to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com), and we may even feature photos of your Oreo Truffle baking success in our next post if you choose to provide them.
Caroline Zhang & Monica Cheng