January 4th, 2012

Oreo Truffles

Oreo Truffles



When I was growing up, my favorite television show, hands down, was I Love Lucy. I know I’m dating myself here, but let me just say that I’m not old enough to have watched the shows when they originally aired on TV. I’m definitely part of the re-run generation. If you’re a Lucy fan, too, do you remember that episode where she and Ethel worked in the candy factory? They were supposed to wrap each individual chocolate as it came by on the conveyor belt, but when the belt started to move faster and faster, they couldn’t keep up and proceeded to stuff the candy into their mouths and hats. It was a classic!

The recipe I have for you today reminds me of that Lucy episode. Did you know that you can make your own truffles? And they not only look and taste like you bought them in a candy shop, they are very easy to make. All you need is some Oreo cookies, some cream cheese, and some melting chocolate. I buy the melting chocolate at Michael’s, but you should be able to find it at any store that sells cake decorating supplies.

After I bought the ingredients to photograph this recipe, it occurred to me that I could also make mint truffles if I used mint Oreos. So I went back to the store to get some, and I ended up making both kinds. It really was like a candy factory in my house that day.

Crush all of the Oreos in batches in a food processor or blender until they are the same consistency as coffee grounds.

Use a mixer to add in the cream cheese and blend until the mixture forms dough.

Refrigerate the dough for 1/2 hour.  Roll the dough into about 35 one-inch bite-sized balls and place on wax paper that is on top of a cookie sheet.

After you have rolled all of the dough into balls, warm the candy melts by following the instructions on the package.  Dip each ball of dough into the chocolate.

Use two spoons, transferring the truffle from one spoon to the other, allowing the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. After you dip a ball, place it back onto the wax paper. Refrigerate the truffles until serving time or at least 5 or 10 minutes to allow chocolate to harden.

If desired, you can decorate the tops of the truffles with either of the following methods: Immediately after dipping a truffle in chocolate and placing it back on the waxed paper, sprinkle the top with some more Oreo crumbs.

Oreo TrufflesOr after the truffles have been refrigerated, you can decorate the top with chocolate drizzle.

Oreo Truffles

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15 Responses to “Oreo Truffles”

  1. Laura, your blog looks great! Coincidentally I just made “Oreo pops” the other day for my granddaughter’s birthday party. I did them exactly like this only put them on a sucker stick and added sprinkles before the chocolate coating hardened. :)

  2. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing, Janet!

  3. Laura, what a creative and fun website. I am so excited to try your new recipes. You are a talented cook, and I feel I can trust the recipes you post. I especially like the way everything is displayed. I am hungry just looking at the Oreo Truffles!

  4. Julie, thanks for the very nice comment. Coming from somebody who cooks as well as you do, I take it as a real compliment.

  5. How many grams is the packet of Oreos used? We don’t have packages like that in New Zealand.

  6. Hi Summer! The package says 439 grams. I hope that helps!

  7. Hi, Laura. Do you use the entire package of Oreos for this recipe? I have the ingredients, and I’m going to test it out this week! Thanks!

  8. Stephanie—Yes, I use the entire package. And if I’m going to sprinkle additional crumbs on the tops after they’ve been dipped in the chocolate, I get a second package. I have a teenage son, so we never have trouble eating the leftover Oreos from that second package.

  9. Thank you. I’m going to try to make these today!

  10. My nieces and nephews will call and ask me to make these for them. However I dip them in white chocolate. They love them.

  11. The truffles look amazing.I am definitely gonna try these. How can I increase the shelf life of these?

  12. Swati, I would just keep them in the refrigerator, and I think they should be good for at least a couple of weeks.

  13. The Oreo Truffles are wonderful! My friend was just mentioning to me the other day “How do you make them?”, so I directed her to your web blog.
    For Christmas, I dipped in the white chocolate then sprinkled either “red crystalized sugar” or coconut on top.

  14. What is the shelf life of the Oreo cookie truffles? I want to make these for Xmas and would like to know how far in advance I can make these. Thanks

  15. Pat, I don’t know exactly how long they will last, but I know for certain at least 4 or 5 days if you keep them in the refrigerator because I have had some of them that long. I am planning to make them for Christmas as well, and I will be making them at least 2 or 3 days in advance.

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