Several years ago, some family friends introduced us to these delightful little treats and my hips have never been the same since. Southerners are always the best sources for crazy good desserts. Thank you, Page family!
Start off with a package of Oreos.
Using a food processor or blender, crush the cookies until they are mere crumbs.
Now combine the magical oreo powder with a bar of softened cream cheese. You can do this with a spoon or in a large food processor. It will seem like it isn't going to come together at first but it will. Promise.
When it is thoroughly combined, it will create a ball shape.
Now roll that mixture into 1/2" - 1" balls.
On the stove top or in the microwave, melt a bag of chocolate chips. You can use dark, white or milk chocolate.
My husband's favorite is when I use peanut butter chips because, as he says, "they're like Reese's peanut butter cups on steroids." The good kind of steroids, of course. However, the peanut butter chips don't melt as well as chocolate. But using half peanut butter chips and half milk chocolate chips will work great and still taste pretty dang good.
Roll each ball in the melted chocolate to coat evenly. Place each coated ball on wax paper until chocolate has hardened.
The above photos are why you should never take food photos at night and in a hurry. Too bad I often get inspired to bake at night.
Now, I made these for Administrative Assistant's Day/week so I thought it would be fun to package them up in a cute box. You can find these boxes at craft stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby. To decorate I just cut some scrapbook paper to fit the top and glued that on along with some ribbon. Oh, and I wrapped paper around the bottom of the flowers so the ugly plastic pot wouldn't show.
Inside, I placed the truffles. Now all of these were rolled in that melted chocolate. But then to dress them up a little I added coconut on top, drizzled a bit of melted butterscotch chips or added a dollop of the unforgiving melted peanut butter chips. Actually, I attempted to pipe it on to look like flowers but I lack piping skills. :sigh:
The receptionist at my husband's place of employment is so sweet and gushes with compliments when I bake stuff for the office so I made her a box of truffles too. Compliments go a long way with me. :)
Also, I think the oreo/cream cheese base would be awesome if you used them in place of the cake and frosting in Bakerella's cupcake pops. I lack the creative ability to accomplish this but I hope that one of y'all will and then send me an e-mail with the photos! These would be awesome for Mother's Day treats. Or try these perfectly adorable pops if you have a wedding shower coming up.
Oreo Truffles (printable recipe)
Makes a few dozen!
1 package of classic Oreos
1 8 oz. bar of cream cheese, softened
1 bag of chocolate chips (milk, dark or white)
Coconut, sprinkles, melted peanut butter chips, etc, (optional garnish)
In a large food processor or blender, crush oreos until they are crumbs. Pour into a large mixing bowl. Stir cream cheese into crushed oreos. Roll mixture into 1/2" - 1" balls. Melt chocolate chips in a saucepan on the stove top over low heat (don't overheat or the chocolate will turn into a granulated mess!). Roll each oreo ball into the chocolate. Set on wax paper until the chocolate hardens. Garnish (optional). Chill in the fridge for 1 hour and store the leftovers there.