Monday, December 19, 2011

Chocolate Oreo Cookie Truffles

So, this year I decided I wanted to do Christmas baking again. I don't think I did any last year and maybe not even the year before, but there is something about having the oven on when it is 18F outside, and having all of those wonderful smells wafting throughout the house. Well, you won't get any of that with this recipe as it doesn't require turning on the oven (this is for those of you who don't even know how to turn the oven on!), or cooking anything for that matter!

1 package oreo cookies
8 oz package cream cheese (I used light neufchatel), softened
1 bag chocolate chips

1. In a food processor, blend all but about 10 of the oreos.
2. Mash in the softened cream cheese with a sturdy spoon. I actually bent a spoon in this step.
3. Once the mix is fully integrated, you can form small balls, kind of like rolling meat balls. The size is up to you. I think I got 20-25 balls.
4. Pop these babies in the refrigerator for at least 30 mins.
5. Melt the chocolate chips VERY gently. When the chips are melted but there are still chunks, just keep stirring, it will melt with no added heat. If you add too much heat you will scorch the chocolate. I found adding some butter helped to bring the chocolate back to life, but its not fun, so avoid it!
6. Drop a ball one at a time in the chocolate. Using a fork, roll the ball around until fully coated, lift out of the chocolate and use the side of the bowl to scrape off any excess.
7. Place each ball onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and then pop into the freezer until ready to eat.

Don't worry about truffles being perfectly smooth, they shouldn't be! The beauty of the truffle is that each one is an individual, with its own shape and personality so just allow the chocolate flow however it

PS. While I am not adventurous lately, you could be if you wanted to add some flavors to the balls. You could add a little coffee liquer, rum, cointreau, pretty much anything! Just enough to taste, not so much that the mix is really soggy. It would be delicious!


  1. You had me until the cream cheese. Nice photos, Dan!

  2. Aww Kerri, its ok! You can't really taste the cream cheese at all, its more just a binder than anything. Do you like mascarpone? You could substitute....but then why spend the money on the mascarpone for...OREOS! Hehe thank you for the comment about the photos, I am trying much harder to take better pics.

  3. Did you use a double boiler to melt the chocolate or a regular sauce pan? These look yummy and pretty easy too!

  4. I did use a double boiler, you still have to be really careful as to not let the chocolate stay on high heat. If you do, it dries out and then you have to add more chips to rescue it. If you microwave and scorch it, then I don't think there is any turning back.
    Also, I froze them in a gallon ziploc bag. I just had one the other day and omg these are REALLY good!!

  5. O.m.g. i just about made myself sick eating so many of these!