Need a quick and easy holiday treat for a party or a gift? My go-to for the past four years has been the Oreo truffle. I got the recipe from my mom, who found it online. It is a super easy recipe, with no need to measure out ingredients or pre-heat the oven.
- 1 package of regular Oreos. The original recipe calls for 36 cookies, which (when I counted) was slightly less than one package.
- 1 8 oz package of plain cream cheese
- 16 oz of semi-sweet chocolate to be melted (feel free to substitute dark chocolate or white chocolate). I usually need a bit more than this
- 1 large ziplock bag
- A blender/food processor OR a bowl and spoon
- A little dipper crock pot or some other way to melt chocolate
- OPTIONAL: sprinkles or a topping of some kind
- OPTIONAL: cake pop sticks, if you want to turn them into cake pops
Let’s get started!
- Put Oreo cookies in the ziplock bag and crush them. If you are going to mix the cookie with the cream cheese by hand, make sure you crush the cookies into tiny pieces in this step. If you’re going to use a food processor, the pieces can be a little bigger here.
- Dump your bag of cookies into a bowl or food processor and add chunks of cream cheese. Cutting the cream cheese into pieces, instead of throwing in the whole block, will help you or the blender mix it more evenly. If you’re mixing by hand, I suggest warming up the cream cheese just a little bit to make it easier to mix.
- Roll the Oreo paste into balls. I like to make smaller bite-sized ones, but you can make them any size.
- Melt the chocolate. I like to stick the balls in the fridge while the chocolate is melting, but it’s not necessary to chill them at this point. The little dipper crock pot makes it easy to melt, but if you don’t have one, you can try some of these other melting techniques. I usually use semi-sweet chocolate, but in the past I have used white chocolate, so that they would look like little snowballs. If you are using white chocolate, apply liberally so that the dark cookie won’t show through.
- Drop a ball in the melted chocolate and roll it around with a fork until it is coated. Scoop it out with the fork and place on a tray to cool. Repeat.
- Sprinkle on your topping, if you are using one. The easiest topping is to crush a few of your extra Oreos and sprinkle them on the balls while the melted chocolate is still hot. My mom likes to use red and green sprinkles for a festive flair. For a different texture and taste, you can crush candy canes too, like peppermint bark balls. If you are making cake pops, now is the time to put the sticks in the balls.
- Put balls in the refrigerator to cool.
Enjoy your treats or stick them in a tin and give them away!