13 February, 2019
Oreo Truffles are SO easy and they are insanely addictive! This 3 ingredient recipe will soon be a favorite (if it’s not already, have you tried them?) Mix a pack of Oreos and a block of cream cheese together, then dip in chocolate! I always eat way too many.
Are you a go-to-the-mall type of shopper? I’m not. I’m a grab-an-$8-V-neck-from-Target-while-running-out-for-toilet-paper kind of shopper. Bet you didn’t know I was so classy.
But sometimes the mall is unavoidable. There are some pairs of jeans that just have to be tried on, and then even after you try them on and buy them and take them home, they decide that they don’t actually fit your booty, and they would much prefer to go back to the mall thankyouverymuch, so back to the mall you take those ungrateful jeans.
But while you’re there, you stop by that one store that you know you shouldn’t ever go in, because everything costs about 12 dollars and has the quality of doll clothes. (*cough* Forever 21 *cough*) Also the things in this store don’t actually fit humans. They fit the aforementioned dolls and maybe small children, but certainly not well-seasoned adults with baby bumps from their pregnancy a couple years ago.
(All my several-years-postpartum mamas holla back. My Aunt Cheryl had a salesman come to her door one time and say, Oh, when’s the baby due! And she laughed and said, “Oh about 13 years ago.” She’s nice. I would have socked him in the neck.)
Anyway. The point is, I went in the store that sells dolls clothes and bought some XL items against my better judgment. The problem here is that I am 1000% percent positive that Karen From Tomorrow will try on the oversized doll clothes, be disgusted, and decide to return them to the store, thus necessitating another trip to the Black Hole that is the Mall. And the cycle starts all over again. Should I just cut my losses and wait for Charlotte to grow into the doll clothes??
Speaking of Charlotte. The child is 8 years old this week. We had her birthday party last weekend, which involved pizza and cake and balloons and a game where you hide pieces of bubble gum on plates piled high with whipped cream, and each person has to find the bubble gum, and the first one to blow a bubble wins. It was so fun seeing all the kids covered in whipped cream! Being a kid is the best!
Have you ever made truffles? It’s WAY easier than it looks, and the Oreo Truffles version is the easiest recipe of all. You just take a pack of Oreos and blend it up into a fine powder. (Leave in that creme!) Then you add a block of cream cheese. Mix it all up, roll into balls, dip in melted chocolate and you’re done! It’s so incredibly easy, and honestly, I like these Oreo truffles better than the regular ganache-filled truffles.
I had to make these truffles twice because the first batch looked like a 5 year old had dipped them. (Also maybe I just ate a few too many…) Dipping takes some practice, I won’t lie! Here’s the thing though: don’t be a perfectionist about it. When people see a whole tray of homemade truffles, they are going to be impressed, not nitpicking about whether they can see fork marks on the edges. This isn’t Iron Chef people. There are no judges. Just eaters. And they are going to love you.
The best tip I found in my research for dipping came from my lovely friend Dorothy over at Crazy for Crust. She says she always dips truffles on an electric griddle on the lowest setting, with a couple towels on top in between your bowl of chocolate and the griddle. This keeps your chocolate nice and warm, which makes for much easier dipping and a smoother finish on your truffles. It works like a charm! I will always do this from now on.
I have a lot of notes in the recipe about what kind of chocolate to use and how to get your chocolate to be the right thickness for dipping. If you are using white chocolate, try to find some Almond Bark. If you are using semi sweet chocolate, buy a well known brand like Ghirardelli, Guittard, Hershey’s, or Lindt. Have Crisco on hand to add to your chocolate to thin it to the right consistency.
These Oreo truffles would be perfect to make on Valentine’s day for your person! They are easy. It would be fun to make and dip them together on a date, too. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Oh I almost forgot! I wrapped a few of my Oreo truffle mixture around maraschino cherries (that I had dried off with a paper towel), and then dipped in chocolate. They were SO GOOD! Highly recommended 🙂
And one more thing: I’ve been working on a Chocolate Cheesecake recipe and I’m SO excited to share it soon! Stay tuned!
Oreo Truffles are SO easy and they are insanely addictive! This 3 ingredient recipe will soon be a favorite if it’s not already. Mix a pack of Oreos and a block of cream cheese together, then dip in chocolate! I always eat way too many.
by The Food Charlatan
Source: I think this recipe is originally from Kraft, but I’m not sure! I heard about it from a friend years and years ago.
Strawberry Truffle Cake << you get to smash an entire cake with your fist when you make this. It’s awesome.
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries (Strawberry Blossoms) << These are so easy!