December 11, 2014

Oreo Truffles: Three Ways

I love sweets. I have mentioned before that I have a huge, almost uncontrollable sweet tooth. When it came time to sign up for what we would bring to my department's holiday potluck, I knew I wanted to bring something sweet and a little bit decadent.

I've made these Oreo truffles before. They are extremely easy to make, and only have a couple of ingredients. Every time I make them people always request them again. For the holidays, I decided to get a little bit creative with flavors and toppings, and bring in three different types of Oreo truffles.


The recipe that I use for my Oreo truffles is based off the recipe from Kraft. The only difference is that I am very lazy, and I don't measure anything out. I also only buy whatever cream cheese is on sale. These are the real secrets to my success.

Original Oreo Truffles 


Ingredients

1 Package Oreo Cookies
1 Box (8 oz.) cream cheese
1 bag chocolate chips (preferably milk chocolate, but you can use white chocolate too)
garnish

Instructions

1. Finely crush cookies. This works best in small batches using a food processor. Mix together cream cheese with cookie crumbs.
2. Take dough and roll into 1 inch balls. Put on a baking sheet covered with wax paper and put in the freezer for 10-20 minutes.
3. Dip in chocolate of your choice. Garnish. Dry on baking sheet covered in wax paper. Store in fridge.

To make variations on these truffles (which in my opinion, makes them better!) you have to add flavor extract to the "dough" before you roll it out. I doubled the original recipe, and then divided the dough into thirds to have what I needed to make each different kind of truffle. For each of the flavors, I added approximately two teaspoons of flavor extract. I suggest just adding a little bit at a time, and tasting as you go.

For the Chocolate Truffles, I followed the original recipe, covered them in milk chocolate chips, and garnished with chocolate sprinkles. This is the classic recipe and it never fails me.

For the Peppermint variation, I followed the original recipe, but added peppermint extract to the dough. I covered them in white chocolate chips, and garnished with candy cane pieces. This was a very "Christmas-y" flavor, and I would definitely make these again. (I do need to look into how to work with white chocolate though!)

For the Orange Chocolate variation, I followed the original recipe, but added Valencia orange extract to the dough. I covered them in milk chocolate chips and garnished with rainbow non-pareils. This was my favorite variation by far, and was requested for another occasion by many of my coworkers.

Have you ever made Oreo truffles? Have you ever experimented with flavor variations? I'd love to know if you have ever tried successful flavors (that I could try to make too!!)

6 comments:

  1. As a lifelong fan of Oreo's I find myself with an overwhelming desire to lick my computer screen. I believe I can resist. These sound so good! And I bet Raspberry would be good too!

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  2. I've been thinking about oreo truffles for several days, good timing to read your versions.

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  3. Oreos are my weakness, so I will be making these! They turned out beautifully, too! Please keep your delicious recipes coming!

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  4. Thanks! I'm such a dessert person, so this is my time of year to shine!

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  5. Great suggestion!! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  6. Thanks! This is an easy recipe, you should definitely try it!

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