Monday, February 25, 2013

Oreo Truffles

The recipe for these easy-to-make truffles was all over the blogosphere this past Christmas and I tasted one at some point, thinking I'd make them sometime when I needed a quick and easy dessert. This month's quilt guild meeting was just the occasion.

Makes 40-45 small truffles
1 (16 oz) package Oreo cookies
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
16 oz semi sweet baking chocolate, melted (you can use the Wilton chips or regular baking chocolate)
OPTIONAL:  small candy cups

Crush 9 of the cookies in a food processor until they are fine crumbs. Set aside. Crush the remaining cookies into fine crumbs and place in a large bowl. Add the softened cream cheese and mix well. Shape the mixture into 45 one-inch balls.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave, heating and stirring in 15 minute increments until it is completely melted.

Set up a station. Use 1 fork to dip the truffle in the melted chocolate, letting the excess drip off. Use a second fork to roll the truffle in the reserved crumbs. Place in a candy cup or on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Chill before serving.
While these are not your usual chocolate ganache truffles, how can anything with Oreos in them be bad? They are sweet, chocolaty, and delicious. If you're not a purist, you might want to make them with the colored melts available from Wilton. I saw some wild turquoise and purple melts.


  1. These little truffles look delicious. Love the heart themed quilt in the background too!

    1. Thanks Kim. I pretty much have runners for every holiday--can't break the habit of decorating after 35 years in education.

  2. Mmmm - those look delish! I have a great Oreo cookie cupcake recipe and you are right - anything with Oreos tastes wonderful! I too noticed the lovely Valentine runner - beautiful! What are you quilting these days?? I need some motivation to get my wee quilt from last Spring done!!!

    1. Thanks, Roz. My current UFO's are: a postage stamp quilt, a beaded peacock quilt, a beaded mandela sampler on a string quilt background, and some odds and ends. It's almost spring and your "wee quilt" could be decorating some corner of your house soon.

  3. I know several tiny, and not so tiny, sets of hands that would quickly make these disappear. They sound wonderful. I hope your week is off to a great start. Have a good day. Blessings...Mary

  4. I love these they are perfct for any function and party too! Well done my friend these are absolutely perfection

  5. I tasted them at our meeting and yes, they are delicious


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